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At Tioga Contractors, our electricians know that their work in Grapevine, TX and everywhere we serve has to stand the tests of time, weather, heavy use, and other challenges. It’s not enough for our wiring, fixtures, and other projects to just work, they have to be done right so they’ll last and provide safe, reliable power, light, and other benefits over time. We select the best licensed electricians for our team, carefully check their backgrounds, and work alongside them to get to know them and their level of expertise.

When we send our electricians to provide services to you, it’s clear to us that they are among the best, and we’re proud to have them as part of our organization. When they close the breaker box, put the cover plate on the outlet, or flip the switch and test a lighting fixture, they know that every connection is professional-grade, performed in a way they can be proud of. It’s the details that make the difference, from the way they check and double-check essential issues like current ratings for wires and circuit breakers, and proper grounding of outlets, especially GFCI protective ones. We know that homeowners deserve the best care for their family’s home, and the peace of mind that care can provide. Professional-quality electrical services are also the basis for our new construction, renovation, and rewiring projects and other complex undertakings, and many more high-quality, innovative services we provide.

The Importance of Good Wiring, Indoors and Outside

There’s a lot more to wiring than conducting electricity from one point to another. The type of wire needs to be correct for the rated current or communication use, and the insulation and routing needs to be right for use in your walls, ceiling, or routing outside to your patio or pool. Connections are critical, whether they’re tightly wrapped around outlet or switch terminals, or code-compliant junctions inside your wall. Wire routing is important, and grounding is too, especially if your home is older and needs upgrading for safety. Even small details like ensuring conductors aren’t nicked when the insulation is stripped away for connection are important, so you know your wiring is durable and reliable for the long term.

From High Power to Low Voltage, Your Experts at Well-Designed Circuits

Our team of electricians provides both residential and commercial services, so they’re solid with everything from circuits for your home office or home theater, to electrical service upgrades to support your modern lifestyle. If you need higher power connections for workshop tools, welding equipment, or an EV charging station, our team is experienced and ready. When you’d like to run network cable, speaker wires, or other low-voltage wiring, our skills at efficiently running wires through walls are perfect for the job, along with our thorough knowledge of wiring requirements to coexist with traditional circuits. For your outdoor features like patios, gazebos, poolside, or outbuildings and garages, and even outdoor lighting, we know exactly how it should be done, and we’ll get it done right.

Beauty Behind Your Walls

Some day you may want to add another outlet or switch, move your light fixtures around, or install smart home equipment. Our skilled electricians do their work carefully in a well-organized fashion so it looks great when they’re prewiring before walls go up, and even more importantly is easy to work with in the future. They take care of keeping low voltage wiring and regular power wiring well managed to avoid interactions that can affect how your equipment operates, especially for data transmission connections. In the event of issues like pipe leaks or roof problems that allow water into the walls, having well-organized and easily located wiring helps identify and repair any damage promptly. Pride in our work has a practical side, and benefits that extend into the future of your home.

Wiring Your Smart Home Systems

Once you’ve tried out a few smart home devices and found they suit your lifestyle, you’ll want to call our electricians to integrate the devices into your Grapevine, TX home. At a minimum, you’ll want more outlets, perhaps quad outlets or ones located in key locations like your kitchen and living room, even up high for cameras and speakers, so you can plug in the power supplies. In-wall smart home control systems are popular, and that’s where our skills really shine since we can wire it perfectly with a professional flush mount to the wall. As with EV charging stations, professionally installed smart home equipment can enhance your home’s value both to you and if the time comes to put it on the market. Smart home equipment includes energy-saving automatic shades, convenient light and temperature controls, and even integrated sensors for motion, water spills, and air quality. Our team can provide the basis for your modernizations!

Power and Panel Upgrades

Older homes are often built with incoming power and a fuse box that is designed for minimal demand, lighting and maybe a stove, not much more. These days, the number of circuits you need, the varying types such as 240V appliance and tool connections, or even Level 2 EV charging stations, all add up to a considerably larger circuit breaker box and probably an upgrade to your incoming power. Let us do the math and figure out what will keep your home safe and convenient with your modern needs!

Replacing Old Wiring

Don’t forget, residential electrical wiring doesn’t last forever. Have our careful, detail-oriented electricians inspect your wiring and recommend any fixes or upgrades, including professional rewiring. You’ll want this for updated safety and convenience. Your insurance company and future home buyers will appreciate up-to-date wiring as well.

Your Expert Electricians Serving Grapevine

For experts you can count on to provide top-notch reliability and detail-oriented electrical work, Tioga Contractors is your residential electrician resource in Grapevine, TX. Give us a call to talk about your upcoming project or electrical repairs, or to schedule a visit and expert attention to your electrical challenges right away.

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At Tioga Contractors serving Irving, TX, our electricians focus on electrical safety in our customers’ homes. We provide repairs and upgrades that help prevent electric shock hazards and fire risks, and our inspection services help homeowners identify out-of-date equipment or incorrect wiring and fixture installation that needs attention. Our electricians help raise awareness of ways to avoid problems by good decision making when household members are using electricity, such as avoiding the use of extension cords and power strips that could cause trip hazards, dangers to young children, and cord wear issues as well as overloads from the equipment plugged into these expansion devices. Electricity is, of course, a powerful source of everything from vehicle charging and woodshop enjoyment to home theater excitement and home office technology. It makes a lot of sense to keep your home’s electrical systems updated and as safe as possible. Here are some traditional precautions and some new observations about keeping your home’s power well managed.

Water-Related Shock Protection

Keeping your appliances like blow dryers and space heaters away from water in the bathroom and kitchen is an important way to avoid shock hazards and other potential electrical issues. The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) can help. If your home is not fitted with GFCI outlets in those areas, that’s an added source of protection that you should consider and a modern requirement for newer homes. These devices sense potential electrical conduction that could represent, for example, a person touching the water faucet and a faulty appliance at the same time. The GFCI breaks the circuit to avoid injury, saving the lives of adults and children who might otherwise have received a potentially fatal electric shock. If you do have GFCI units and they’re more than ten years old, our electrician can test and, if necessary, replace them for continued protection.

Circuit Protection Against Loose Wire Sparks and Poor Connection Arcing

A newer device that’s included in modern homes is the AFCI, or Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter, which is a feature of certain types of circuit breakers. In addition to circuit overloads and short circuits, these devices monitor for signs of wiring defects such as arcing that, in the past, showed as buzzing or zapping sounds in your walls or electrical fixtures, electrical smells, and heating up of poorly wired outlets. AFCI equipment breaks the circuit to avoid what could be the source of an electrical fire, especially in wiring hidden in your walls, allowing you to call our company to investigate instead of the fire department. Of course, to install AFCI protection you need to have a modern circuit breaker panel, not a fuse box.

Lightning Protection for Your Whole House

One reason people collect power strips and create nests of wires connected to them is to take advantage of the lightning protection provided in some units that can help delicate electronics survive the effects of nearby lightning strikes, especially when you’re not home to unplug them. This is an important protection, but these days it’s also available as a whole-house electrical system feature, installed on your circuit breaker panel and protecting all of the circuits connected to it. This ensures that every device throughout your home, even a phone plugged into a charger in the kitchen, is protected. With this protection, you can retire the power strips, perhaps have our electrician install a few more electrical outlets such as quad outlets that provide more connections, and improve your electrical safety as well.

Surge Protection for Your Whole House

Power strips also provide surge protection, which protects you against power spikes caused by equipment operation in your home or electrical issues in your neighborhood power lines. As with lightning protection, our electrician can install power surge protection to protect your whole house, so when heavy electrical equipment starts in your home or power line issues arise at your local substation, your home is covered.

Grounded and Child-Resistant Outlets

If your home’s electrical outlets only have two openings, and won’t take modern three-prong plugs, there are significant advantages to upgrading your wiring and outlets to provide safety grounding throughout your home. Our electrician can make the upgrade in the most efficient manner, making sure that the end result is proven protection for your family. Some homes may have what appear to be grounded outlets but are either simply replacement outlets improperly wired to old two-wire circuits, or outlets connected to grounds in other ways that should be evaluated and tested. Homes now have grounded outlets that include child protection features that prevent a single piece of metal such as a screwdriver or knife from being inserted, while allowing a dual-blade or three-pronged plug-in.

Adding Convenience Outlets Where Heavy Power Usage Is Anticipated

The solution to a heavy extension cord and power strip use is simply to have our electrician add more outlets to your rooms that need it. Your home office is a likely candidate, kids’ rooms these days need lots of places to plug in equipment, and your kitchen could probably use a few outlets for internet-based devices and other upgrades that weren’t anticipated when homes were designed with power for a mixer and toaster.

Ensuring That Your Protective Equipment Can Do Its Job

One of the most important electrical system protections for your house is taking full advantage of your protective devices. That means getting upgraded outlets rather than using three-prong adapters that allow plugs to fit, but don’t provide a ground, not resetting protective devices such as GFCIs without locating the problem they were protecting against, and most of all, ensuring that it’s easy to get to your circuit breaker panel in an emergency.

Your Safety-Conscious Local Electrician in Irving, TX

At Tioga Contractors in Irving, TX, our electricians want your family to be protected from electrical risks so you can enjoy its advantages without worry. An electrical inspection is a great way to start, why not give us a call and schedule one?

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Does your home have decorative electric features, automatic doors, shades, and windows, and other unique electrical components? Some are great conversation pieces or set the mood, like electric fireplaces, while others like electric windows can be convenient for many families and essential for those with limited mobility. There’s so much more to discover, once you start looking for ways to improve your home and make it safer with an electrician’s help. Tioga Contractors in Irving, TX combines creativity with electrical excellence to help homeowners make the most of their environment at home with lighting, access to electricity where it’s needed which is almost everywhere these days, upgrades to power sources and management, and protective devices that help make home wiring and power safer.

Electric Fireplace in Your Family Room

For a beautiful, realistic fire display and localized heat without all the wood chopping and chimney cleaning, an electric fireplace is a great addition to your gathering space where the family can gather and relax, especially on a chilly winter evening. Since the fireplace provides real electric heat, you can use it for comfort while you let the rest of the house drop down to good sleeping temperatures. Our electrical professionals can run the wiring and add a new circuit to your power panel if needed. If you have other comforts to enjoy such as a massage chair, let our skilled electricians install convenient power outlets nearby, rather than running cords to the wall which can create a hazard.

Video Projector and Flush Mount Audio Speakers

If you’d rather have your home theater equipment out of sight when it’s not in use, you can use a ceiling mount video projector, available in high resolution with bright pictures, along with an automatic screen, closet rack-mounted AV component collection, and flush-mounted sound that can be amazingly good, even supporting modern multipoint audio formats. Our electricians can do the wiring for you to support your systems with in-wall runs meeting electrical code for both power and low-voltage wires, spaced appropriately and terminated at the convenient wall or floor plates.

Automatic Window Shades and Windows

A popular part of smart home energy management, automatic window shades can keep the sunlight from heating your home during the day that requires more air conditioning power to fight it. They can also open wide for sun on chilly days, and of course, operate by remote control for those who enjoy or need the ability to adjust their environment without getting up. Power windows are also a great convenience for controlling ventilation and letting a few birdsongs in during morning hours, shutting to preserve your cooling during hot summer days. Our expert electricians can provide the wiring you need to support these and other special features, and add any circuits you need to support them.

Lighting Strategies, Indoor and Outdoor

Flexible, lower-wattage LED and other lighting systems provide great ways to illuminate your home and even control fixtures and bulbs remotely. You can easily arrange separate lighting for a reading nook in your family room, elegant lighting in your dining room, convenient workspace lights in your kitchen, and motion-sensing lights for your entryway. Outdoors, when you’re expecting guests you can provide accent lights on your home to guide them in, driveway and walkway lighting for safety, and wiring for a video doorbell as well. Our electricians can run weather-safe power to support your design.

Patio or Pool Power and Sound

Power on your outdoor spaces such as your patio, gazebo or pergola, and poolside is convenient but requires the specialized knowledge of a professional electrician to install properly. In-ground wiring should be properly enclosed with the correct type of wire, protected against moisture. Any outlets should have weatherproof covers and required GFCI protection to avoid the increased risk of shock when power and moisture are near to each other. Our electricians can also run audiovisual wiring to provide ambient sound by the pool or patio, and connections for outdoor video and sound gear to create a home theater under the stars.

Special Wiring for Home Offices

Remote work from home requires a lot of electronic equipment for most people, but a typical office space in a home doesn’t have much of the necessary wiring. Our electricians can install more outlets and quad units to double the wall plugs, helping you to avoid using extension cords and power strips. If you’re using power strips for surge protection, why not simply have us install whole-house surge protection and lightning arrestor? That way, your sound system, TV, and kids’ electronics are all included in the protection.

Kitchen Electronics

There’s a battle for kitchen outlets these days between smart displays for recipe reading, kitchen TVs, smart speakers, charging stations for phones, cordless telephone stations, and oh, yes, appliances used for cooking such as blenders and countertop cookers. Our team can come up with a plan to add outlets and circuits if needed, arrange and space them for convenience, and wire for wall mounting some items such as smart displays. As time passes, you’ll probably have more smart appliances to add to the mix, so why not get ready?

Smart Home Equipment and Panels

Throughout your home, smart speakers, video displays, and other smart home equipment help control lighting, get information, and communicate with the family. You can even answer your door and see who’s there with some gear, but it all requires a place to plugin. Let our experts provide the wiring and outlets for smart home equipment.

Your Full-Service, Creative Electrician in Irving, TX

Tioga Contractors in Irving, TX have the professional skills to handle even the high-power wiring you need for EV charging stations and shop equipment, along with the wiring skill to run your wiring for outlets, audio, video, and networks carefully, professionally, and out of sight. If you have a project in mind or need some ideas, give us a call and we’ll be glad to help.

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It is arguably true that electricity is a necessity for every house and not forgetting commercial buildings. Over the years, many electrical contractors and companies have flooded the market, making it an uphill task to decide the best company of electricians to go for.

Tioga Contractors, serving Euless, TX,  is an electrical repairs and services company with amazing electricians. The company is renowned far and wide due to their vast experience in the electrical works industry. Let’s sail along together up to this article’s culmination to get a better comprehension of why you should choose this company for your electrical works.

Why Choose an Electrician from Tioga Contractors?

Professionalism

When it comes to electrical works and repairs, Tioga Contractors is professional in their work. This company has employed qualified electricians who will examine any electrical fault before fixing it. The main aim of this company is to offer the best solutions to all your electrical needs. That is why the electrician has to be skilled, licensed and professional.

Round the Clock Service

This contracting company is ready to serve your electrical needs, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you experience any defect with your electrical systems, you can directly contact the company, and they will be there for you. It is worth noting that they have a responsive team that is always dedicated to serving you.

State-of-the-Art Equipment

Unlike other electrical contracting companies, Tioga Contractors has the latest equipment, which will help them render effective services to all clients. Notably, the company usually updates their equipment frequently to match the market demands. The company also incorporates high-end technology in their services. This has also enabled the company to be reputable.

Friendly Staff and Customer Support

Tioga Contractors has friendly staff and electricians that will be able to interact easily with them. You can also contact their customer support center if you have any clarification about their services. The customer support center is usually available at any time of the day or night to answer your questions. Also, the company support will provide any guidance that a client may require.

Punctuality in Their Service Delivery

When you call the company to conduct some electrical repairs, the team will show up within the agreed time. The company is also committed to serving you since it is one of their core values. The company is also convenient since it can come to any part of the city when called upon. Their effective communication skills have also set them aside from other electrical companies.

Client Satisfaction

When you request the services of this company, you will be guaranteed satisfaction in their services. This is achieved due to the quality materials they use when rendering their services. You are guaranteed that the services offered by this company will serve you for at least two years.

Experience

Tioga Contractors has over twenty years of experience; thus, you are assured that the company will do their work to perfection. The company also offers other commercial contracting services.

Services Offered by The Company

Electrical Services

Some of the electrical services offered at the company include;

  • TV and phone jacks installation
  • All types of electrical wiring
  • Appliances hookup
  • Underground & overhead services
  • Outdoor and landscape lighting
  • Replacing breakers and fuses
  • Electrical additions and remodeling
  • Installation of generators and transfer switches
  • Repairing heat circuits and AC systems
  • Security lights installations
  • Motor controls
  • Emergency power
  • Electrical specialization services
  • Power UPS and quality systems
  • Code corrections
  • Seasonal lighting

The list can’t be exhausted, but the above are just a few of the company’s services.

Other Services Offered

This company also offers plumbing and not forgetting subcontracting services. Let’s take a deeper look at those services.

  • Plumbing Services
  • Leak detection
  • Sewer lines
  • Washer lines
  • Toilet repair and installations
  • Auger services
  • Site utilities
  • Pipe replacements
  • Floor drains
  • Sinks installation and repairs
  • Water distributing systems
  • Backflow certification and testing
  • Sanitary sewer system installations
  • Hydro-jetting systems
  • Subcontracting services

This company can offer the above services at a commercial level; thus, the company can be subcontracted at any commercial or residential building to render electrical and plumbing services. This company has been established as one of the best in Euless, TX, to offer the best subcontracting services.

Factors to Contemplate When Choosing an Electrician

Professionalism

This is one of the most vital factors you should contemplate when choosing an electrical contracting company. Tioga Contractors has a high level of professionalism, thus making them distinguished. This can be achieved by looking at the reviews of previous clients who have worked with the company before.

Service Quality

You should ensure that you choose a company that delivers quality services. An experienced company with quality services.

Affordability

Depending on your budget, you should choose a company that provides services in line with your budget. Don’t go for companies that offer services at an expensive rate that you may strain to afford. Always go for what you can easily afford.

Customer Support

Always consider hiring a contracting company that has friendly customer support. You should also ensure that customer support is available to answer any questions that you may be having. In addition to that, ensure that the company has friendly staff who are ready to give you the best services.

The Reputation of The Company

The reputation of a company is essential when choosing a contracting company. Always consider going to a company that has a positive reputation from its clients. This can be done by checking previous reviews from other clients who have used the company before.

A company that has a positive reputation is an indication that the company will offer you good services.

The Safety Policy of the Company

This is also another vital factor to contemplate when choosing an electrical contracting company. You should check the safety policies for both their electrician and for you as the client. A professional company will have its team wear safety gear when they are at work.

Final Thought

There is no doubt that Tioga Contractors is best in offering quality electrical and plumbing services. If you want to subcontract a reliable company in electrical and plumbing fittings, look no further; consult Tioga Contractors for the best electrician. You won’t be disappointed. You can contact us via email or phone or visit us in136 S Norwood Dr, Hurst, TX 76053.

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The electrical system in your home is one of the most important parts, especially if you use a lot of electronic devices. Unfortunately, many older homes in the area have old electrical systems that aren’t safe or can’t keep up with the demands of most homeowners. If you’re having strange electrical problems in your home, there’s a chance you could have a problem with your electrical panel. Fortunately, professional electrical contractors can inspect everything for you. If you think it might be time for a new electrical panel, here’s what you need to know.

Frequent Trips

For the most part, you shouldn’t run into a lot of electrical problems in your home. Sure, a breaker might trip if you’re running a lot of large appliances in one room suddenly, but you should never have frequent tripping breakers when there’s no good explanation. If you’re dealing with more trips than you should be dealing with, make sure you have electrical contractors take a look at your panel.

Tripping is a safety feature that’s built into your electrical system, which means it’s crucial that it’s working the right way. If breakers are tripping when they shouldn’t be, they might fail to trip when they should. This is a problem you can’t ignore if you want to keep yourself, your family and your home safe.

So, how often is too often? In most homes, there might only be one or two breaker trips each year. Many people don’t even deal with a breaker trip in the average year. If your breakers are tripping once a week, every few weeks or even every month, chances are you’ve got a problem that requires the help of electrical professionals.

Age

The truth of the matter is, your electrical panel isn’t designed to last forever. Just like all of the other components in your home, your panel wears down with time and will eventually stop working or cause fire hazards. Make sure you have some idea of how old your electrical panel is so you know when to replace it. If you don’t know, you should have electrical contractors look at your electrical panel once every couple of years.

On average, an electrical panel should last about 60 years. This is with the average wear and tear you would expect an electrical panel to endure. If you frequently overload your electrical panel, the wiring is incorrect or there’s some other stress on the panel, it might only last 40 or 50 years.

In any case, you should have electrical professionals replace your electrical panel if it’s nearing the 60-year mark. As much as you may want to save money and get the most out of your electrical panel, the last thing you want to do is put yourself at risk over a little bit of money. On top of that, having a brand-new electrical panel is much more convenient than having an old one that frequently has problems.

Sounds

When you’re running electricity in your home, it’s normal to hear a little bit of a buzzing noise coming from your electrical panel. This noise comes from electricity running through the panel. However, you should call electrical contractors if you hear any very loud noises that don’t seem to be normal.

A loud buzzing sound or any other unexpected noise coming from your electrical panel should never be ignored. While you may just be more sensitive to the normal sounds of electricity than others, it’s still best to call expert electrical contractors to take a look at things.

Signs of Damage

The electrical panel in your Arlington, TX, home isn’t the most exceptional sight; for the most part, it simply looks like plain metal. If you notice anything out of the ordinary in terms of how your panel looks, you should call an expert.

Electrical contractors see panels that are burned or otherwise damaged by electricity all the time. This is often the case with very old panels that are starting to become a fire hazard. If your panel is a little brown or blackened, make sure you have somebody look at it right away.

Upgrading Your Electrical Panel

Even if it’s not quite time for a new electrical panel, you might want to have electrical contractors help you upgrade to something that better fits your home. If you’re sick of having a breaker trip when you run certain appliances in certain rooms, this is a great chance to fix that. Plus, you can account for any other remodeling you might want to do which would require additional electrical work.

If you’re planning on upgrading your home or adding a new room, now is the perfect time to invest in a new electrical panel. You can have a contractor help you find a panel that’s right for your home, so you don’t have to worry about a complicated installation process or problems down the line.

Make sure you talk to electrical contractors about the best electrical panel options before you spend your hard-earned money. Since you won’t be replacing your electrical panel for quite some time after this, now is a good time to make sure you’ve got a high-quality, long-lasting electrical panel in your home.

Make the Call

If you’re tired of worrying about whether or not your electrical panel is keeping you safe and providing the convenience electricity should provide, it’s time for a new panel. The good news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get your hands on a new electrical panel.

Are you in the market for a new electrical panel? If you’re looking for electrical contractors in Arlington, TX, Tioga Contractors has you covered. We can do everything from electrical panel inspections and installation to complete rewiring and more. If you want to make the most out of your home’s electrical system, just call Tioga Contractors at 469-789-1293.

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Just a small spark of electricity can measure up to 3,000 volts. That much voltage is enough to kill a human. This just goes to show that electricity is not a force to play with. It is powerful, dangerous, and should be handled with the utmost care and caution. Hiring a professional to handle all of your property’s electrical services is highly recommended.

Trained electricians from Tioga contractors provide electrical services for homes and businesses in the Hurst, TX area. In order to protect yourself and save money opt for hiring a professional overdoing it yourself.

One of the reasons DIY electrical projects aren’t wise is due to the complexity of electrical systems. Electricians train under experienced electricians in order to provide services that will keep your home or business functioning properly and without malfunctions. When you decide to perform electrical maintenance yourself, you put yourself in harm’s way. There are many dangers involved with electrical projects, including the flowing list of possible dangers.

Fire

Starting a fire is a legitimate concern of fire safety regulators and other professionals alike. One of the reasons electrical Maintenance repair should be left to the professionals is the likelihood of a fire starting. If electrical equipment is not properly installed it can cause circuits to overload, connections to malfunction, and the use of cheap or incorrect material, which could be catastrophic. Attempting to do any electrical work yourself can be incredibly dangerous, it can also, very likely, have dire consequences. Contact a professional instead to provide electrical services.

Code Violations

Code violations are among many of the many issues that occur due to faulty electrical jobs. Business is liable for code violations and must take this seriously for the safety of people in your place of business. Homeowners and landlords should also be aware of this sort of regulation due to possible safety hazards that may present themselves. Faulty electrical systems can lead to expensive lawsuits and the possibility of someone getting hurt. Instead of risking this simply contact Tioga Contractors in Hurst, TX, for electrical services and maintenance to ensure our home or facility is up to code.

Electrocution

Another very possible issue with DIY electrical projects is the high possibility of electrocution. Electrocution is a serious and possibly life-threatening mishap that can occur. Electrocution can happen in many ways, such as using the wrong material, connecting the wrong wires, or neglecting to turn off an electrical current before the project begins. Don’t risk this happening to you, instead hire a professional to provide services and stay a safe distance from open wires and faulty electrical equipment.

Lawsuit

Faulty or amateur electrical system jobs can also lead to more money being dished out. If you were able to ensure your safety but install the wiring properly, all of that work would have been done in vain. Faulty or incorrect wiring can lead to sparks, fire, and or power outages in the future. This can all end up costing you more in damages and repair bills. Instead of waiting time and racking up repair bills, you should hire a local company, such as a Tioga contractor to perform proper electrical services and routine maintenance for your home or business. Amateur electrical jobs could also be a violation of local law and lead to a lawsuit.

Significant electrical work may require some sort of permit depending on the community your property is. Local electrical service companies such as Tioga contractors will have a good understanding of the local laws and be able to assist you with obtaining any permits needed for your property’s electrical services and system needs.

Preventive Maintenance

Instead of putting yourself, family, co-workers, and employees in danger opt to use a professional to perform scheduled maintenance on your property. Not only will you be doing the safest thing for yourself and others, but you’d also get to enjoy a variety of benefits. Routine electrical maintenance is often brushed off but is necessary due to the power and surge of electricity. Electrical systems can often become compromised and may need electrical services.

Hiring a professional from the beginning can help you save money on bills. Incorrect electrical wiring isn’t just a safety hazard, it’s also a money and energy waster. Electrical current will continue to surge at the same electricity whether your systems are wired property or not. Incorrect wiring may just result in energy being aided and not going to the appliance you need it to go to. This will have you paying for the amount of energy that was surging but nothing to show for it.

Faulty electrical jobs can also result in power outages and defections. Poorly installed electrical systems can cause the electricity to be disproportionately, unevenly frying out various systems in the property. This can lead to a load of issues, including outages, sparks, and fires possibly.

Proper electrical system maintenance and care can increase the longevity of your home or facility’s system. According to a study, electrical systems can last up to 17 years with barely any maintenance. With proper maintenance and home care, your electrical systems can last up to a resounding 35 years. This will make a huge difference in the value of your home as an asset. Hiring consistent electrical services companies will help you save money by extending the life of your electrical system.

Regularly scheduled electrical maintenance will also ensure you are staying up to date with local regulatory requirements. As a business, he is especially important for liability reasons. More importantly, the regulation and code requirements that were created by each community exist to ensure the safety of the people. Ensure you follow the local regulations set by your city and state and ensure you have done everything in your power to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

Hiring a professional company such as Tioga contractors in Hurst TX could also save your life and the lives of others. A faulty or poorly installed electrical system, as we know, can start fires and poses a threat for electrocution.

Experts have concluded that properly administered electrical maintenance plans can greatly reduce the chances of accidents, reduce exposure to possible electrocution, reduce the number of emergency calls, reduce regulation violations, and most importantly save lives. Make the responsible choice by contacting Tioga Contractors for electrical services today.

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The electrical system in your home is vital to ensure you enjoy the use of electricity. From water heating to entertainment, and from doing the laundry to charging your phone, electricity does a lot in your home.

That’s not all. You also require electricity for operating appliances such as home machinery, electronics, computers, and for refrigeration, heating, cooling, and lighting. That’s why when any component of your electrical system malfunctions, you may find life to be quite unbearable.

If you are in Bedford, TX, or the surrounding areas, you may not have much problem. If you have a faulty electrical system, you can reach Tioga Contractors, and a qualified electrician will be dispatched to your home immediately.

How do you know if you need an electrician?

Whenever you have a problem with your electrical system, never attempt to fix it on your own. Electricity is a good servant, but it is also dangerous. Not only that, but you also may not even have the right equipment and gear to handle the problem you have at hand. That’s why it’s imperative to hire a qualified electrician.

Here are some of the issues that may prompt you to call us:

Sockets or Lights in Your Home Are Not Working

You plug in your TV set, switch the power on, but the TV is not working, not because it’s faulty, but because it is not receiving any power. The problem could be with the socket fitting itself or with the electrical installation.

Again, if you have good bulbs but they don’t light, this could be an indication that your electrical installation needs to get checked by an electrician. The advantage of hiring a professional is that he will diagnose the source of the problem and deal with it.

It could be that you have unsound installations, the fuses are faulty and needs replacement, your light fittings are worn out, there’s a wiring fault, or some water is entering into the socket and the light. It could also mean a rat or squirrel has cut your wires. No matter the issue, let the electrician deal with it.

Your Phone Fails to Work

If you are using a landline phone, it may fail to work when you don’t have electricity. So, a telephone that fails to work is an indication that you have an issue with your electrical system or the phone socket.

The phone won’t ring, and you’ll not hear any dialing tone. However, you need to check if other devices are working before you conclude that it’s the phone socket that malfunctioned. If other outlets aren’t working, the problem can be more significant. You’ll need to call an electrician as soon as possible.

Your Intercom/Entryphone System Is Faulty

Electricians also deal with intercoms/entryphone systems. So, if your system fails to work, you’ll need the services of one. An intercom is very important in an office or in your home for communication purposes. Also, when an entryphone fails to work, you’ll not be able to let people into your home, or the bell won’t work. This means you’ll need to act fast.

You Need To Replace Old Sockets and Lights

Technology changes and a time may come that you want to replace your sockets with modern ones, or your old bulb with energy-saving ones. Unless the process is just as simple as removing an old lamp and fitting a new one, you may need a qualified technician for this job.

You Are Selling, Buying, or Building a Home

When building a new home, the services of an electrician are indispensable. Also, when buying or selling a home in Bedford, TX, you need to call Tioga Contractors to carry out an electrical survey on the home you are buying or selling. Our team will inspect the electrical system of the house to ensure everything is in order. If not, they will have them repaired.

The Services We Offer

When you have any of the issues above, you can give us a call. We offer services such as:

  • All Types of Electrical Wiring
  • Installing Phone and TV Jacks
  • Installing Ceiling Fans and Lighting
  • Repairing Heat Circuits and AC systems
  • Installing or Replacing Switches and Electrical Outlets
  • Installing Auto Transfer Switches and Backup Generators
  • Appliance Hookup
  • Electrical Additions and Remodeling
  • Underground and Overhead Service
  • Troubleshooting
  • Replacing Breakers and Fuses
  • Security Lighting
  • Outdoor/Landscape Lighting
  • Code Corrections
  • Seasonal Lighting
  • Power Quality/UPS
  • Wiring of Lease Spaces
  • Design and Build Projects
  • Motor Controls
  • Service Upgrades
  • Emergency Power

That’s not all. We also offer commercial services such as ground-up constructions, remodeling, and addition. We also deal with marine services, airport concessions, food distribution equipment, and automotive.

Why Choose Us?

Locally we offer the best electrical installation and repair services. In all our operations, we employ new technologies to ensure efficient and faster services. That’s why most of the projects we deal with come from repeat clients and the family and friends they refer to us. But why does this happen?

We Guarantee Customer Satisfaction

When you call us for an installation or repair work, our technicians will not leave your premises before you confirm that you are 100% satisfied.

Trustworthiness

All our experts are reliable, courteous, and friendly. That’s because we check their backgrounds before employing them.

Knowledgeable and Experienced Staff

We have been providing our services here for many years. This gives us an edge against our competitors. We work fast enough to ensure you don’t miss electricity for long.

Bonded, Licensed, and Insured

Our company and our employees meet all the requirements, both professional and legal, to operate in Bedford, TX.

Transparent Pricing

After we inspect your electrical system, we’ll give you a quotation before we start working on the project. We don’t have any hidden charges or fees.

Conclusion

It is not advisable to wait until your power goes off or your equipment breaks down before you call an electrician. Your electrical system needs ongoing maintenance to ensure you have electricity 24/7. Call us at Tioga Contractors today, and let’s strike a deal.

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Do you need electrical tasks for your Bedford, TX home? Maybe you’re not even sure if you should hire an electrician or if they can take care of some of these tasks for you. Well, if that’s the case we’re going to clear up some of the misconceptions that you might have. The truth is, electricians can take care of just about any services that you might need that involve the electricity in your home. That means any of the things we’re going to talk about below and more.

Wiring – If you need any form of wiring in your home including rewiring, new wiring and replacement, an electrician can take care of this for you. This even means wiring in new construction homes or putting in new wiring for additions that you put onto your home.

Installations – Things like lighting, ceiling fans, TV’s, phone jacks and even electrical outlets and switches can all be done by a professional. If you are looking to put in any form of new electrical fixtures it’s a good idea to hire someone to take care of it for you.

Lighting – Basically anything that has to do with your lighting should be taken care of by a professional electrician as well. So, if you want seasonal lighting installed, security lighting, landscape or other outdoor lighting or even lights somewhere inside your home you can hire someone to come in and take care of these things.

Emergency Lighting – If you have a generator you want hooked up for backup power in case of an outage you can call a professional to take care of it for you. If you want emergency power or if you find yourself without power for some reason you can also call.

Upgrades & Troubleshooting – If you want to upgrade the electrical in your home or if you’re having problems that you aren’t sure what’s causing them these are other reasons that you should be calling a professional electrician. They can take a look and find out what’s wrong in your home.

Remodeling – Looking to remodel your home? If you are then you’re likely going to need to do something with the electrical. You might need to wire additional areas or change out wires that are too old. A professional will take care of these things for you easily.

Construction – If you’re building a brand new home you’re absolutely going to need a professional to take care of things for you. There’s a whole lot of wiring that goes into a new construction and that’s something you need someone with advanced skills to work with you on.

Fuses & Breakers – Did you trip a circuit breaker or blow a fuse? If you did then you want to have a professional come out and take a look. They can figure out whether it was a fluke that can just be reset and left alone or whether it was a sign of a more major problem.

Code Corrections – If you’ve been told that your home isn’t up to code or that there’s a problem with the electrical you’ll need to bring in a professional to take a look and find out what’s wrong. They’ll be able to update and upgrade your system so it meets the code.

Electrical Panel – When it comes to wiring your entire home the one main part of this is the electrical panel. If there’s a problem with the panel however, you’ll need to bring in a professional to take care of whatever is going on and make sure that you get it up to code.

Project Design – If you’re planning some form of upgrade or change to your home and you’re going to need new electrical you want an electrician to be part of the planning service. They can help you figure out what you need to get done and how it’s all going to work in the end.

Commercial – If you have a commercial property you may need someone to come out and take care of the electrical there as well. The right electrician should be able to take care of your residential and commercial properties with no problem, so you don’t need to call in multiple people.

In general, if it has to do with your electricity at all chances are an electrician can and should take care of it. You should never try to take on anything with your electrical by yourself. You never know what seemingly minor projects could be extremely dangerous or could turn into far more extensive projects than you realized. Anything that deals with your electricity could be a hazard for yourself, your family, your home and a whole lot more and that’s definitely not worth it.

If you’re ready to hire an electrician you absolutely want to make sure you’re hiring the right people for the job. Well, with Tioga Contractors of Bedford, TX you’re not going to have to worry about that. Our team will take care of the most minor electrical needs that you have and we’ll also take care of the more serious and extensive problems you might be experiencing. No matter what your home or business needs, our team is prepared to handle it for you because we have the training and the skills to complete any electrical project.

If you’re looking to swap out electrical outlets we can take care of that. If you want to build and wire a home from the ground up, we can take care of that too. All you need to do is give us a call and we’ll send someone out to get started on your project. We want to make sure that you can enjoy your time with your family as much as possible. And that means we can take care of the problem right away. Our team is licensed, bonded and insured and we’re ready for even the most minor of projects. Put us to the test and you’ll see what we can do.

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Are you in need of an electrician for your Euless, TX home? Chances are that you’re going to need one at some point or another, right? At some point you’ll have a problem with the electrical in your home and you’ll need someone to come out and help you with it. Or you might want to put in new lighting or change out some of the wiring in your home. In any of these cases you’re going to need a professional to come out and help you with the process, but how do you choose someone?

  • Ask People You Know

The very first thing that you should be doing is asking the people that you know who they’ve worked with before. Talk to your friends and family and ask them whether they’ve worked with someone recently and who it was. Make sure you ask them about people who were good and who were bad and get their stories. You want to know who you should be looking at and who you definitely shouldn’t. And remember, there’s more to hiring an electrician than just one person’s view.

  • Check Them Out Online

Once you’ve gotten reviews and feedback from people you know it’s going to be time to look for reviews and information from people online. Go to their webpage and look for feedback that they have posted. These should be all positive feedback. If they’re not it’s definitely a negative sign. Most companies won’t leave negative feedback on their own page. Then, make sure you’re checking out third party sites as well. You want to make sure that you are getting real feedback that isn’t being censored by their people. That’s why you want to look at websites like Yelp or Angie’s List or similar sites.

  • Check Out the Website

This is where you’re going to actually look at the electricians website. You want to know more about the specific services that they offer and just what they can do for you. You want to make sure that they can take care of whatever it is that you were looking to have done and you definitely want to make sure that they have experience in it. So, check out their website and see what area they work in, what projects they can do and anything else you possibly can about their services.

  • Check Out Credentials

You’ll want to take a good, hard look at any credentials that the company has because these let you know if they’ve been getting updated information, doing additional research, following up with more training and so on. You want to be sure that you’re working with someone who really cares about their profession and does everything they can to prove they know what they’re doing. That way, you can make sure that you’re on the right track hiring them to work on your home. You don’t want someone who is going to do a halfhearted job, after all.

  • Talk to Them

This is where you want to actually talk to the company. Ask them specifically about their services and even about rates for general projects. They should have an hourly rate or a flat rate for some projects that they can give you (swapping out a light fixture, for example, will generally have a flat rate associated). By talking with them you’ll also get a better idea of how you feel around them and whether you would feel comfortable inviting them into your home. Even though this is only going to be over the phone you can find out a lot about your electrician this way.

  • Ask for References

It’s going to feel like you’re doing a whole lot of research into finding out about these electricians and that’s exactly right. You want to make sure that you’re getting references directly from them so you can get even more background. They should have a few people who they have worked with recently (not years ago) that will tell you about the service that they performed and how it went. You want to make sure that you actually call those references and get feedback. The last thing you want is someone who doesn’t do a good job.

  • Get a Quote

If the project that you’re going to have them take care of is major you absolutely want to get a quote before you hire someone. You should have a few different options still at this point and getting a quote is a good way to help you figure out which one you want to go with. Remember, the cheapest quote is not always a bad thing and the most expensive one is not always a good thing. This is just one more piece of the puzzle that you need to pay attention to in choosing an electrician.

  • Set Up a Project

For those who need major electrical work you may want to set up a smaller project that the electrician can perform for you before you hire them for a major project. This will give you a chance to find out more about how they work, what they can do and whether you really feel comfortable having them around. It also lets you know their way of doing things and whether you really agree with the feedback that you’ve received. From there, it’s time to hire someone for the major project (or another minor project) that you had planned.

If you need an electrician in Euless, TX then it’s time for you to call Tioga Contractors. Our team of electricians can get to your home in no time and make sure that your electrical problems aren’t a problem anymore. All you need to do is give us a call and let us know what you’re experiencing. From there, one of our electricians can come out and help you get everything back to normal again. It really is as simple as that and you don’t have to do a thing. We’ll take care of it all and get you back to your normal life.

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Most people are not experts concerning electricity and wiring in homes. Electricity can actually be frightening for those of us that don’t know much about it. Luckily, professional electricians are available in Bedford, TX, to take the mystery out of electricity and make sure our homes are safe.

Flickering Lights

Flickering lights are a common problem for many homeowners. The cause is probably not a supernatural disturbance, or anything out of the ordinary. Flickering lights during use of heavy appliances, such as heating and air systems, washers and dryers, and refrigerators are most likely caused by an outlet that was not meant for high-power appliances.

An electrician can fix this problem by dedicating a circuit to power-heavy appliances and updating the wiring. Flickers that occur randomly without any association with a particular appliance may be due to a conductor issue in the panel. This is a potentially dangerous problem and should be addressed by an electrician as soon as possible.

Humming Breaker Boxes

A buzzing or humming sound from breaker boxes is fairly common. The sound is produced by the energy moving through the box at all times. This humming can become part of the background noise in a home and is usually not noticed
unless something changes.

A louder hum than normal or fluctuations in intensity can indicate a problem. It may seem reasonable that the sound would be louder when a high-powered appliance is in use, but this is not necessarily true. A properly wired home should not produce louder sounds during operation of commonly used appliances.

Rodent Damage

Rodents are a common concern for homeowners in Bedford, TX. Damaged wires may not be the first thing that comes to mind after noticing rodent droppings. Unfortunately, mice and rats almost always chew electrical wiring. Chewed wires are a fire hazard. The damaged wiring may not be immediately obvious, but chances are that damage has occurred somewhere if rodents have established themselves in a home.

A visual check of wiring in basements, attics, and other areas where rodent droppings are found may identify potential hazards. Rodents can also get inside walls and crawlspaces that homeowners can not view easily. An electrician knows what to look for and has the necessary knowledge to check areas that may be overlooked by untrained homeowners.

Water Damage

Water damage presents a threat to a home’s electrical wiring. A damaged roof or leaky window allows water to enter the home. Turn off the power to any outlets that may have been exposed to moisture. The structural or roof damage must be fixed, and it is also a good idea to have an electrician check wiring and outlets in area of the home exposed to moisture.

Any outlet exposed to water should be replaced. Sometimes water damage is not obvious. Small leaks can exist for a long time without being noticed, and damaged wiring inside of walls exposed to moisture can go unnoticed as well.

Some signs to look for include sparks from outlets around windows or water sources and unexplained outlet malfunctions. Consult a professional if appliances and devices plugged into a certain outlet suddenly stop working. Outlets do not lose power for no reason, so a malfunctioning outlets means a problem in the wiring exists somewhere.

Arcing Plugs and Outlets

Electrical arcing when plugging in an appliance or any kind of electrical device should not be ignored. It could indicate a problem with the power box or wiring. A spark always occurs when plugging an electronic device into an outlet, but it shouldn’t be visible in a plug that is operating normally.

A small flash of white or blue light is fairly common. This flash looks threatening, but it is normal and does not present a threat of electrocution beyond a small static shock. Flashes that last longer than a few seconds or flashes with yellow or orange coloring may indicate a problem. A warm outlet also indicates a wiring problem. Stop using an outlet immediately if unusual visible arcing occurs or if the outlet and surrounding wall surface feels hot.

Stop using an outlet if you notice a visible arc and call an electrician. Arcing can damage the plug or cause fires. It is important to take note of strange odors. A smell similar to ozone or undercurrents of burning plastic could indicate a fire has occurred, even if it is just a small one. Examine outlets and plugs closely. Misshapen plugs or black soot around an outlet mean something produced enough heat to melt plastic and burn materials in range of the plug.

A melted plug surrounded by black soot is a very dangerous sign because it means there was enough heat to burn or melt everything around the outlet. Contact a professional electrician if you have any doubts or suspicions. It is better to be overly cautious than ignore a problem that could seriously damage your home, and injure the people inside. Call emergency services for active fires and sparking. The underlying problem can be fixed by an electrician after the immediate threat is addressed.

Dangers of Electrical Fires

The National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, states that electrical failures or malfunctions were the second most common cause of house fires in the U.S. from 2012-2016 and made up 13% of all residential structure fires. Approximately 24% of these fires started between midnight and 8 am. Electrical fires were responsible for 18% of civilian deaths and 20% of direct property damage caused by fire during the same four-year period.

Homeowners can protect themselves by consulting an electrician immediately at the first sign of electrical problems. Call the professionals at Tioga Plumbing, Electric, and Glass in Bedford, TX, to make sure your home’s electrical wiring is safe and keep appliances, lighting, and heating or cooling systems running reliably.