D'Spain Sales and Service Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Electrician’

Make Sure Your Generator Gets Maintenance Before Winter

Monday, October 23rd, 2023


If there’s one thing everyone in Texas knows, it’s that cold winter weather can result in the power grid being overwhelmed and large numbers of households having outages. Luckily, Texans are also known for having independent spirits, and so many people in our area have generators.

Did you know that your generator should be receiving annual maintenance? As winter nears, making sure your generator is well-maintained is a critical step toward being prepared for whatever weather comes our way.

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How to Tell if You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Monday, February 13th, 2023


The electrical panel (or circuit breaker box) is like the nervous system of your home. It directs all the electrical traffic and makes sure energy gets where it needs to go. It also lets you know when there’s a problem, and tries to prevent disasters in your home, the way your nervous system sends pain signals to tell you that something’s wrong.

All of the work that your electrical panel does is critical, so you need it to be working properly. How can you tell when that system needs to be replaced? Here are some signs that you shouldn’t ignore. If you notice any of these things, it’s time for an electrical panel upgrade.

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Do You Need to Replace Your Electrical Panel?

Monday, October 24th, 2022

fire-and-smoke-from-electrical-outletIf you’re lucky, your electrical panel (sometimes called a circuit breaker panel) doesn’t often cross your mind. After all, in an ideal situation, nothing goes wrong and you never need to reset the breakers. But this panel plays a critical role in your home: it regulates the electrical system for your entire home, keeping you safe by shutting off power when necessary to areas where a safety hazard occurs. 

An electrical panel can last for a long time. But when it fails, it presents a serious risk. The good news is that before a major failure, there are often warning signs that your electrical panel is struggling to do its job. Here are some important things to keep an eye out for. If you notice any of these issues happening in your home, it’s time to replace your electrical panel.

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Three Reasons to Choose a Professional Electrician

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Everyone has different exposure to professional electricians. Some people need to rely on a contractor for a lot of home work, because there are just a lot of high-tech systems and specialized technology required in homes these days. Other people are pretty handy, and they’ve either got licensed family members or people they know who can work on this kind of stuff. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, we want to be the team that can provide electrical services reliably for people who need them.

So, if you’re on the fence as to whether or not you should call us for a reliable electrician in Kerrville, TX, then keep reading. We’ll talk about three distinct reasons why calling a professional, licensed electrician is going to be better for your next electrical job than just calling a family friend or someone you know with a little bit of handy knowledge.

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Does Your Home Have Knob & Tube Wiring?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Knob and tube wiring was the type of electrical system usually installed in homes built before 1950. However, this type of wiring is outdated, unsafe, and usually carries a high insurance rate for homeowners. Therefore, if you have knob and tube wiring in your home, it’s crucial to replace it with a newer electrical system. Doing so not only improves the safety of your home but the quality of your electrical system as well. Hiring a professional electrician in Fredericksburg, TX, should be mandatory to ensure the job gets done correctly without any injuries or accidents occurring during the installation process.

This blog post is all about what knob and tube wiring is, why it’s so bad to have in your house, and what our team can do about it.

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Are Your Lights Haunting Your Home?

Monday, October 25th, 2021

It’s spooky season! That means that ghouls and ghosts are upon us. Or perhaps just your friendly neighborhood kids dressed as ghouls, ghosts, and the trendiest movie villain of the season. With all that said, you’re probably ready for the scary movies and haunted house decorations to come.

One thing that shouldn’t be haunting your house is your lighting. While flickering lights can add some scary ambiance to a haunted party, they can actually be quite dangerous and obnoxious when you’re just trying to live your life. It might be time to make some improvements to your house that make things less scary, and more comfortable.

Today, we’re going to talk about why problematic lights need to be fixed in your home, and when you might want to call our team. We’re local electricians in Fredericksburg, TX and we know how to target the problem with a home electrical system and get your lights back in working order.

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5 Signs Your Electrical System Needs Assistance

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Being a homeowner can be a rough deal. You’ve got so many things to think about, from mortgage payments, to family vacations, to scheduling an air conditioner repair. It’s easy to fall behind on the things that matter without a rigorous calendar or some kind of reminder system. When homeowners are overwhelmed, their electrical systems can easily fall by the wayside to the point where constantly tripping breakers and dysfunctional outlets just seem kind of normal.

We’re here to remind you that no, electrical problems like these are not normal. You might need some serious help from an electrician in Kerrville, TX.

We’ll walk you through a list of some signs that your electrical system needs our help. We won’t push our services too hard, because our main priority today is to make homeowners more aware and informed as to the condition of their home electrical systems.

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Tripped Fuses? Here’s What to Do

Monday, March 1st, 2021

We’ve seen this scene in countless horror movies. It’s a rainy spring night, you’re snuggled up under a blanket to watch a movie, and all of a sudden the lights and electrical devices in the living room go out. Someone’s going to have to draw the short straw and head down to the basement to see what went wrong. If you’re lucky, this is just a one-time event or an anomaly that probably won’t happen again. However, we’re obviously not just talking to lucky customers here.

From the point of view of electricians in Kerrville, TX, this should never really happen. If your fuses are constantly tripping, there could be something seriously wrong with your electrical panel. Nope, don’t start furiously searching online for DIY repairs for an electrical panel, this can be illegal and downright dangerous. Call us and keep reading.

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Should You Use Over-the-Counter Parts for Quick Electrical Fixes?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

This is an issue we run into all the time. With the rise of the internet as a resource for people to perform DIY improvements on their homes, more and more people have started purchasing over the counter electrical components to try fixing things themselves. After all, learning something new can be fun, and it can be an interesting journey coming to understand how your electrical system works and how you can fix it. Well, it can also be an expensive journey that can break your heart and leave you stressed out as well.

Many homeowners who are approaching DIY work should just cut their losses and call an electrician. Boerne is full of old homes with electrical systems that are out of date and sometimes dangerous. Buying over-the-counter parts and trying to attempt a fix yourself could result in one of many problems we’re about to mention.

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Is There a Problem with Your Indoor Lighting?

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Indoor lights are so much more important than many homeowners give them credit for. If you spend time around a set of lights for the majority of your day, it’s vital that those lights operate as they should. The moment you start trying to read in the dark because your house lights keep malfunctioning, flickering, burning out, or succumbing to another problem, you need professional help.

Any electrician in Fredericksburg, TX will tell you that diagnosing problems and repairing indoor lighting is not something that just anyone can do. It takes a certified, licensed electrician to be able to handle such a task. All we ask homeowners in our area to think about is that their flickering or malfunctioning lights do not have to be normal. We can provide sensible solutions and targeted repairs that will make your indoor lighting feel comfortable and reliable.

Keep reading as we talk about what some of those fixes could be.

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