Why You Can Tell A Good Electrical Service By Their Troubleshooting Skills | Hurst, TX

Why You Can Tell A Good Electrical Service By Their Troubleshooting Skills | Hurst, TX

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Good Electricians Understand the Complex Nature of Electricity

If you have an electrician who seems particularly adept at solving problems in your wiring that seem more like puzzles, save their number. You’ll find that you hired someone who has the skills to deeply understand electrical systems, an ability that can give you better results in most types of electrical service work. The secret is, your electricity is not an “on” or “off” thing, with either lights on or a dark room. It seems that way because the wiring and other electrical work were done well. You’ve seen the strange dim lights of a “brownout” and other situations where electricity isn’t working right. It’s in this gray area where an electrician can see the answer to the puzzle and return things to black and white, normal simple electrical functioning.

Talent and Experience Both Lead to Understanding

At Tioga Contractors of Hurst, TX we perform a wide variety of electrical services including basic wiring, remodeling and code corrections of existing wiring, and power quality solutions. You’ll also note that we list ourselves as troubleshooting specialists, which in the field of electricity can be a tricky business. Everything is fairly straightforward when you’re installing and testing new wiring, but as soon as you deal with existing wiring, your knowledge of electricity has to include more theory in addition to the technical skills installers have. A bad connection changes how the equations that govern electricity work for this job, and there are plenty of other details that show themselves by symptoms that require interpreting. In some cases, enough long-term experience allows practitioners to know what electrical symptoms usually mean and what the typical solutions are.

Electrical Project Designs Go Better for Skilled Troubleshooters

When you put our team to work on a design and build project, You have the advantage of working with electrical service experts who can not only use design tools to test concepts but reflect on past experience to know where the challenges lie. Since our company operates in several construction disciplines, you also have access to cross-team consultations that can integrate your electrical service designs with total project planning. These experienced troubleshooters can lend themselves to helping you avoid trouble in the first place.

Improving Your Home’s Electrical Service by Understanding What You Need

Some homeowners demand more of their home’s electricity than others. People with large-scale hobbies or work environments that involve car repair and rebuilding, heavy woodworking, even some electronics hobbies like amateur radio and high-end audio can require high-power circuits to run their equipment. A common problem is the power drawn by a table saw motor when it first starts, dimming the lights and even occasionally popping a circuit breaker as the demand peaks. This is more likely to happen on 110V circuits and can affect equipment in the home that is sensitive to the variations that are induced by the brief power draw. The surge can even damage sensitive electronics, or cause computers to reboot. A 220V circuit provides the power needed, and on a separate circuit that helps keep regular life in the home unaffected.

Other Requirements for Special Power

Amplifiers of sufficient power, used by radio hobbyists and high-end sound system owners, produce similar varying demands and can require special power considerations. Welding equipment, air compressors, and other shop equipment also have to be considered when designing electrical circuits. A good electrician can add the circuits and provide the power, but what happens when there are multiple high-power devices? How would the power for a workshop like that be designed? A highly skilled electrician can anticipate any potential problems and design a quality power system. In addition, problems involving high power demand can be complicated by wiring issues, moisture, and other factors that change the electrical nature of the circuits. Usually, there are two approaches to take: make changes until the problem appears fixed, and use experience and knowledge to understand the problem and fix it at its source.

Modern Wiring Issues

Wiring around the house can carry interference from one device to another, as some motors, equipment with radio transmitters inside, and dimmer switches to name a few add signals to the wiring as a side effect of their operation. Designing the wiring to avoid carrying interference into sensitive areas like a home office can be helpful. On the other hand, some homes have used “Ethernet over powerline” to carry network signals of home electrical wiring, and diagnosing problems with this system could include input from a skilled electrician. Since our team also works with low-voltage circuits such as networks, security cameras, and audio systems, the complexities of these wiring systems can also provide challenges. Our electrical service team has the experience and talent to help with all kinds of headache-producing wiring problems.

Green Technologies and Electricity

There are very specific requirements for installing power sources such as photovoltaic (PV) for your home, either as a primary system or supplementary. It’s important for electricians working on these systems to understand the batteries, inverters, and methods of interconnection with the power grid in sufficient detail to avoid problems for the homeowner and the power company. Home EV car charging stations also require care and knowledge.

Tioga Contractors Has the Depth of Experience that Produces Great Results

Our electrical services team includes members with extensive experience and innovative ideas. We’re ready to solve your electrical challenges and create new solutions for your design needs. We serve the Hurst, TX area and have been growing our range of electrical services and our talented team since 1953. When you want a project done with that extra insight that leads to success, or has a challenge that you can’t get resolved, talk with us. Enjoy the results that our skilled staff can provide. Whether you want to meet and get a project going or need emergency 24/7 electrical service, call us.

Real Google Reviews

I had a slab leak, and Terry from Tioga pluming came out and fixed our issue.  He has decades of experience, and he was able to reroute a new line else where, instead of having to breakup the slab.  I am super thankful for his knowledge and experience.  He was very up front and respectful.  I would highly recommend them.

Zach Boatwright

Zach Boatwright

My family has known the Carter family, owners of Tioga Contractors, both personally and professionally for 36 years.  In these days, where integrity is a word that few really understand, let alone follow day in and day out, The Carter’s definitely live it! Their company was still is at the top of the industry in commercial plumbing, bar none! This ‘choice’ that the Carter’s made many years ago is now instilled in their residential plumbing and electrical service divisions.

Everything that we all as homeowners look for, they deliver, and with on-time, up-front and very fair pricing.

Willie M.

Willie M.

We have had business dealings with Tioga and the Carter family for both residential and commercial jobs. They are very professional, they always clean up well after each job performed, and have very competitive pricing. They are the only contractor we would use for plumbing or electrical service.

Pat M.

Pat M.

Tioga and the Carter family have worked on several homes of ours over the past 20 plus years. They always show up on time, no matter what the weather conditions are. They always give up-front and fair pricing. They are excellent contractors for both electrical and plumbing service.

Kimberly M.

Kimberly M.

We purchased a tankless water heater from Tioga, and we love it! They were on-time, very professional, down-to-earth, and gave us a complimentary full-house inspection. They hauled away our old water heater, cleaned up very well, and even called back a couple of days later to check up on us. We will always use Tioga for plumbing or electrical needs in the future.

Mary L.

Mary L.

I was at a point in my life where I had decided that service was an outdated, obsolete word—just throw it in with the eight tracks, Polaroid cameras, typewriters, and phone booths. Nobody cared to provide service or cared for repeat customers. This especially was my experience with plumbers. The last two that I had were the icing on the cake as far as I was concerned.

All I want in life is to have a service tech that will take care of the problems in my life. I know that Tioga will take care of any plumbing problem I have—fast and economically. I readily recommend them to all my friends and family.

Allison White

Allison White