There’s nothing quite like owning your own home! You’ve worked hard all your life to provide for yourself and your family, and your home is the most important thing that most of us own. Unfortunately, once you’re handed the keys, you’re responsible for electric repair, plumbing repair, storm damage, and yard work. In fact, each time that we manage to put a little extra money away in the bank, something always seems to go wrong!

The good news is that when it comes to electrical repairs, a lot of problems are predictable, if not preventable. Our team of commercial and residential electricians at Gary Houston Electric Company are always a phone call away when you need us, and we guarantee your satisfaction on every service call. What many people don’t realize is that you don’t have to wait for an emergency to call us. We’re always happy to schedule an onsite visit to make sure that your home is safe, and we might just be able to help you find ways to save on your utility bills. If you are encountering any of these problems, we highly recommend calling a licensed electrician right away:

Frequently tripped breakers-Circuit breakers are one of the most important safety precautions in our homes, and if you have one that seems to trip all the time, you owe it to yourself to let a professional take a look. You should also have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI outlets) installed in your kitchen, your bathroom, and for your outdoor outlets.

Non-functioning switches or electric outlets-Many people move into older homes with old outlets or light switches that serve no purpose. Chances are those outlets are no longer connected to anything and harmless, but are you prepared to stake your family’s safety on that? If those outlets hum, or are warm to the touch, you should call an electrician immediately.

Sudden increases in electric bills-Energy costs are always on the rise, and that’s out of our control. But if you see your electric bill suddenly skyrocket due to a drastic increase in Kilowatt Hours (kWh), it’s worth investigating.

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule electrician services, contact us online or give us a call at 501-375-8330.