Experienced Electrician in the Greater Houston Area & Surrounding Areas
They may be small, but your outlets and switches are some of the most critical elements of your electrical system – how else would you be able to access the power that you need? Whether you require superior installations or are seeking effective repairs, look to Cravens Electric to offer completely trustworthy outlet and switch services in Houston. Our honest technicians will treat you like a part of our family, providing free estimates and upfront costs for all our labor.
Speak to us now at (713) 489-5793 if you ever require emergency outlet or switch assistance in the Greater Houston Area.
If you were to research online how to install your switches and outlets, you would be surprised at just how many results there are. You would also be shocked at just how complex these “simple” how-to guides turn out to be. These supposedly easy guides involve many complicated steps to even prepare the drywall and the cut-in box, let alone setting up the wiring and connecting the external components.
There is so much that can and does go wrong, no matter many times you may watch a video, simply because your house has a different layout, or the power source isn’t quite compatible with your specific requirements. Coming to dedicated electricians immediately is better for your wallet, as well as safer for your home.
Recognizing Whether Your Outlets & Switches Are in Trouble
It can sometimes be difficult to tell whether your switches and outlets are the malfunctioning components, or a different element of your system, from your circuit breaker to your wiring. In many cases, the trouble is actually a combination of things, which manifests itself in similar symptoms. This is why only a trained technician can tell what is going on with your home’s electrical problems, as well as advise the appropriate solution. Still, there are important signs that should alert you to the fact that your outlets and switches may be the parts causing havoc at your home.
Reach out to a knowledgeable tech for rapid assistance whenever you recognize these warning signals, including:
- Your switch keeps making clicking or popping noises
- The switch has difficulty moving, becoming too stiff to operate
- The outlets or switches feel warm or hot to the touch
- The switch feels extremely wiggly, loose, or completely disconnected
- There have been visible signs of sparks coming out of the outlets and the switches
- You can hear sounds of crackling, sizzling, or hissing from the outlets
Types of Electrical Outlets
At Cravens Electric, we can help repair your electrical outlet, in most cases, regardless of the type. Some of the different electrical sockets that are commonly installed in residential areas include:
- 20A outlets - Usually in utility closets and kitchens
- Switched outlets - Replaces a receptacle with a switch
- USB outlet - Outlets used for USB cords
- Smart outlets - Often used alongside your smartphone and can be turned on and off through that device
An electrician can ensure that you have the right type and kind of electrical wiring and outlets in the appropriate locations. When you need outlet and switch repair or installation services, contact our team for help!
To avoid serious electrical injuries that come from accidentally engaging with a faulty outlet or switch, avoid trying to repair it yourself. Instead, you should immediately speak to Cravens Electric about dedicated troubleshooting.
Get in touch with us today at (713) 489-5793 or talk to us online, and we can provide a prompt and effective outlet and switch services in Houston.