A. Fuller Electric provides professional, high-quality electrical work to the Fort Bend County and surrounding area. We perform expert services for Commercial, Residential, and Industrial. We specialize in developments; fountains; duct banks; street and area lighting, lift stations and troubleshooting. We also provide a variety of underground work, including trenching, excavating, and directional or pneumatic boring.
Some light switches in a home get used dozens of times a day, and their state can tell you a lot about the health of the overall electrical system. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and address them immediately.
If any of these symptoms sound familiar for any of the lighting control points in your home have the electrical system inspected by a qualified electrician as soon as possible:
- The home is more than 40 years old and has aluminum wiring but has not recently undergone a safety inspection by an electrician.
- A wall plate is hot to the touch.
- There is discoloration on or around a switch plate.
- You hear crackling, popping, or buzzing from an outlet or switch.
- Lights dim and/ or flicker without cause.
- Breakers trip or fuses blow often when a switch is turned on.
- You detect an odor – especially of chemicals or burning -when a switch is used
- A switch leans to one side or feels loose when operating.
- You often experience a shock when operating a switch.
- Lights get dimmer or brighter when other appliances switch on or off.
Cracked, broken or missing cover plates should be replaced immediately to prevent accidental contact with wiring. There are numerous ways to update your light switches and make them safer. Upgraded features also can be used to achieve different effects. Dimmers set lighting at desired levels and can extend the life of light bulbs. Timers provide added security and improve safety. Motion sensors enhance security, add convenience and can save energy. Remote controls and smart panel offer flexibility and control over your lighting, sometimes remotely via smartphone.
If you want to switch up your lighting controls or improve their safety, contact a qualified electrician.
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Electrical work needed? Call 281-499-5333 to speak with a company representative or simply click contact me and we will have a company representative contact you directly. We perform expert services for Commercial, Residential and Industrial. Specializing in developments, fountains, duct banks, street and area lighting, lift stations and troubleshooting. Also, provide a variety of underground work, including trenching, excavating and directional or pneumatic boring.
A. Fuller Electric strives to provide 100% customer satisfaction – guaranteed!
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Most GFCI protectors have a spring-loaded breaker button. When the GFCI senses a problem, the breaker button is “tripped.” The breaker button needs to be manually reset in order for the power to be re-established to the outlet. The breaker button will trip again if the electrical problem still persists. Continuously tripping breakers indicate that there is an electrical problem. Call A. Fuller Electric, Inc at 281-499-5333 the GFCI continues to indicate there is a problem.
There is an electrical malfunction in whatever is plugged into the outlet.
Remove all electrical devices from the GFCI outlet. Reset the breaker button and, by process of elimination, plug in each electrical device until you are able to determine what is tripping the GFCI.
To be more precise, an electrician is capable of using equipment to confirm if there is a ground fault (electrical malfunction) in the electrical device. There may be a malfunction within the electrical system itself.
There quite possibly could be a problem such as a short in the wiring or a problem with the GFCI. This can be confirmed by plugging other electrical devices into the GFCI outlet to see if they trip the breaker. Call your local electrician (A. Fuller Electric, Inc) if the GFCI trips no matter what is plugged into it since this indicates there is something wrong with the electrical supply.
The GFCI is not working properly and is falsely tripping.
GFCI breakers are designed to cut the power in the blink of an eye if electrical fluctuations of as little as .005 amperes are detected. Because the GFCI is so sensitive, it is most effective when wired to protect a single location. The more outlets any one GFCI protects, the more susceptible it is to phantom tripping – shutting off power because of tiny, but normal fluctuations in current flow.
GFCI breakers can also be tripped by occurrences such as electrical storms and by moisture from rainfall. It is important that the outlets for the GFCI be kept dry and protected from the elements. Most GFCI’s rated for outdoor use come with a protective cover.
Some GFCI’s are more sensitive than others.
It may be that the GFCI is too sensitive. It is normal for continuous running motors, such as pumps, to sometimes have small electrical fluctuations. Sensitive GFCI’s may detect this and falsely trip. You may want to have the electrician try a new GFCI or a different brand of GFCI if this problem persists.
Before you turn on, make sure you say NO to the following:
- Are outlets, motors or circuits overloaded?
- Are cords running near heat or water sources?
- Are cords twisted or tangled?
- Do I see sparks or smoke?
- Are my hands wet?
- Am I wearing any metal jewelry?
People commonly experience electric shocks, from man-made objects like electrical appliances, electrical circuitry, and electrical wires. Other than the man-made objects, a natural source, such as lightning strikes.
Concrete encasing and electrical duct bank.
What is a duct bank? Duct banks are a group of conduits designed to protect and consolidate cabling to and from buildings. In a duct bank, data and electrical cables are laid out within PVC conduits that are bundled together; concrete and metal casings protect the conduit. Duct banks are often buried, allowing contractors to consolidate the wiring for a building into centralized underground paths.
Call A. Fuller Electric for any of your duct bank services at 281-499-5333.
A. Fuller Electric provides professional, high-quality electrical work for the Fort Bend County and surrounding area.
We perform expert services for Commercial, Residential, and Industrial. We specialize in developments, fountains, duct banks, street and area lighting, lift stations and troubleshooting. We also provide a variety of underground work, including trenching, excavating, and directional or pneumatic boring.
A. Fuller Electric, Inc strives to provide 100% customer satisfaction – guaranteed!
Call us at 281-499-533 for your FREE electrical quote today or simply click contact me for a company representative to contact you directly.
A. Fuller Electric, Inc.
Texas Electrical Contractor License: 19989
Texas Electrical Master License: 5784
2906 5th Street
Stafford, TX 77477