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At John Moore, we stand behind our electrical work a long time. In fact, across all our services, nobody beats our whole home rewire warranties.
In addition to the parts warranties provided by the manufacturer, John Moore offers the longest labor warranties for whole home rewire services in Houston.
Whole Home Rewire10 Year Labor Warranty
Breaker Box Replacement12 Year Labor Warranty
HVAC Replacement10 Year Labor Warranty
Whole Home Repipe25 Year Labor Warranty
Drain Line Reroute10 Year Labor Warranty
Main Line Sewer Replacement10 Year Labor Warranty
Water Heater Replacement13 Year Labor Warranty
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Does your home have flickering lights? Has the power gone out more than once in the past month? Are you having trouble with outlets that don’t work anymore?
Here at John Moore, we know that your first priority when the power goes out is having it restored, and we’ll work diligently with you and your family to get the lights back on as quickly as possible. Our team is thorough, professional, and certified to get the job done. Our expert team of electricians will work closely with you every step of the way to identify the root cause of your home’s electrical problems and find a solution that gets your home back up and running.
While other electricians may simply fix the symptoms without addressing the larger issues with your home’s electrical system, John Moore will conduct a thorough inspection to ensure all problems are identified. We know that troubles with your home’s electrical system can be frightening and even dangerous, but at John Moore we are always ready to help. Our team won’t rest until your problem is solved.
If you’re experiencing electrical problems now, call us at 713-730-2525 or schedule a service visit online.
How Your Home’s Electrical System Works
In America, most homes operate on around 100 to 200 amps. A meter located outside your home keeps track of use, and you can usually call your electricity service provider or visit their website to see how much energy you’re using on a daily or monthly basis. Some companies may even provide charts and graphs to show you the days or time-of-day that you use the most energy in your home.
Electricity in your home is controlled through an electrical panel. Your home’s electrical panel may be affixed to an exterior wall or a wall inside of your garage. A series of circuit breakers within your electrical panel control the distribution of electricity throughout your home via wires that branch from the electrical panel. These wires feed through the walls of your home, connecting your home’s output plugs, overhead lights, and ceiling fans to the electrical panel.
Much like your brain sends signals throughout your nervous system, telling your body to perform certain actions, your home’s electrical panel relays electrical signals throughout your home to power various lights and appliances. When you flip on a light switch, for instance, an electrical signal is sent to your home’s electrical panel, which relays electricity back to the light bulb, turning it on. When you plug something into your wall at home, the device will automatically pull a set amount of electricity from your home’s electrical system to power itself.
Factors that Determine Energy Efficiency
|Electrical Panel||A large metal box containing circuit breakers that controls the level of electricity sent to lights, electrical outlets, and appliances. Electrical panels are usually located outside of the home along an exterior wall or in the garage. See Breaker Panel Inspection.|
|Circuits||Circuits are nodules that extend out from your electrical panel, connecting wires to the proper circuit breaker.|
|Wires||Metal electrical wires are usually made of copper for optimum conductivity. Wires conduct electricity throughout your home and are typically insulated with rubber or plastic to prevent fires.|
|Electrical Sockets||Panels with slots for two prong and three prong plugs located along the walls of your home. Electrical sockets transmit electricity from your home’s electrical system to the electronics plugged into them.|
|Grounding Cable||The grounding cable connects your home’s electrical panel to a rod buried deep in the ground below your home. It is usually green and you may actually be able to see it winding its way down from the electrical panel. It disperses stray electricity to a grounding rod, which safely grounds the excess electrical currents rather than allowing it to interfere with your home.|
|Electrical Meter||Electrical meters are typically located near your home’s electrical panel. Electrical meters displays the number of wattage hours your home uses on a given day. Electrical meters usually consists of a glass dome over a mechanical, metal meter with a digital display.|
|Surge Protector||Surge protectors are any device that keeps your home from pulling too much electricity from the electrical panel. May include surge protector extension cords, device minders, or whole-home surge protection added directly to the electrical panel.|
Safety First – Electrical Safety Precautions for Your Home
Live wires, electrical outlets, and electrical panels can all injure or even kill humans if handled improperly.
John Moore discourages residents from attempting any form of do-it-yourself electrical project or repair. It is always best to let professional electricians from a service company such as John Moore or your own electrical provider handle problems with your home’s electrical system. Never touch an exposed wire, overload a circuit, or plug items into an outlet that has been sparking. If your home has flooded, do not attempt to enter the area until your home’s electricity has been shut off by your electricity service provider. Power outlets can disperse electricity through water, using your body to ground stray voltage the moment you step foot into a flooded area, which can lead to a fatal electrical shock.
Beyond these general tips, it is also important to understand and practice safety around each component of your home’s electrical system. A thorough understanding of your home’s electrical panel, wiring, grounding systems, and surge protection goes a long way toward keeping you and your family safe even when your electrical system starts to go awry.
Electrical Panel Safety
Electrical panel safety includes annual maintenance of your electrical panel’s interior components by a licensed electrician. Whether your electrical panel is outdated, has old or malfunctioning parts, or has incurred damage from pests or from an electrical surge, John Moore’s licensed electricians will inspect your electrical panel and offer repair and replacement solutions to keep your home’s electricity running safely and smoothly.
Electrical Wire Safety
If you live in a newer home that was built in the past ten years, your home’s wires shouldn’t require much upkeep. If you live in an older home, however, your wiring system may warrant inspection if you notice that your electrical system is struggling. Many older home’s wiring systems are insulated with aluminum and use unsafe and outdated methods of wiring such as knob-and-tube wiring. The majority of homes built in the past several decades use copper wiring encased in protective plastic coatings. By comparison, older wiring options are not as conductive or efficient and are much more prone to sparking and starting fires. When purchasing a home, conducting renovations, or trying to uncover the cause of electrical issues in your home, wiring should always be high on the list of items for your electrician to check.
Surge Protection & Safety
A grounding rod and cable keep your home safe from lightning strikes and surges. Typically, a long rod is driven into the ground near your home with a green wire that connects your home’s electrical system to the grounding rod. This green grounding cable disperses stray electrical charges away from the home and into the ground. But even with a grounding system, things can go wrong. You should have your grounding system checked periodically as the wiring can be easily destroyed by lawnmowers, weed whackers, children, pets, or pests. The grounding rod itself may also corrode and start to fail, especially if improperly installed or placed near pipes and other rods.
Surge protection can also keep you, your family, your home, and your electronic devices safe from power surges. Usually installed in conjunction with professional grounding systems, whole-home surge protection prevents devices in your home from drawing too much electricity from the breakers. While we typically think about surges as coming from lightning strikes or the power company, they are more often caused by aging devices that pull too much power from the electrical system. With whole-home surge protection in place, your outlets, devices, and home’s electrical system will last longer and distribute power more efficiently.
Knowing When to Call for Help - What Can Go Wrong with Your Home’s Electrical System
What spells trouble for a home’s electrical system?
A variety of incidents can cause problems for your home, but some of the most common culprits include lighting strikes, flooding, bad wiring and poor installation, recalled or retired electrical panels, and aging appliances with surge issues.
Lightning strikes can damage your home’s electrical panel, fry wiring, and even lead to electrical fires. With the right grounding system in place, most homes will survive even a direct lightning strike. However, it is always a good idea to have your home inspected by a professional electrician if you suspect that your home has been struck by lightning. Likewise, flooding can damage wires, circuits, and sockets, short outlets, stray electricity, and lead to electrocution. It is not enough to simply dry out your home on your own. After your home has gone through water restoration, you should consider a thorough electrical inspection.
Bad wiring or shoddy installation can also lead to problems down the road. While frayed wiring of any kind presents an immediate danger to your household, even wiring that isn’t fully connected or which is made of older, non-copper conduction materials may cause disruptions or safety hazards. Similarly, older electrical panels that have been recalled or publicly retired from service should not be used in any home. If you live in an older home, you should check to see if your electrical panel has been recalled due to safety issues. If your home’s electrical panel has been recalled or publicly retired, you should strongly consider replacing it with a newer, safer, and more efficient electrical panel.
Older appliances in homes not equipped with surge protection can also cause electrical issues, drawing too much electricity from the electrical panel and exposing smaller appliances throughout the house to an excess charge. Surges cause by older appliances can break smaller appliances, run up your electricity bill, and place needless strain on your home’s electrical system. Larger appliances such as inefficient air conditioning systems are usually to blame for power surges, and John Moore’s comprehensive whole-home approach can address any problems with your A/C as well.
How will you know when one of these problems is plaguing your home? Tell-tale signs of electrical issues include outages, flickering lights, and outlets that won’t work or only work intermittently. More extreme signs of electrical issues include whole sections of your home losing power for extended periods, outlets that spark or smoke, and even electrical fires.
Have you noticed any outages, flickering, or smoke at home? If so, John Moore can help resolve any electrical issue you’re facing. Call us today at 713-730-2525 or schedule a service visit online.
Replacement Options for Your Electrical System
If you know your home’s electrical system is out-of-date, and you’re tired of living with an unreliable, unsafe system, John Moore is here to help.
We offer whole-home rewiring services, inspection, and repair and replacement options for broken electrical system components. You can request a visit to your home online at any time, and we’ll be in touch to find a time and day that works best for you.
During our initial consultation, one of our licensed electricians will visit your home and discuss any symptoms you’ve noticed. After discussing what you’ve observed, our licensed electrician will conduct a thorough investigation, starting with your home’s electrical panel. Getting to the bottom of an electrical problem should be a conversation, and we want you to feel comfortable with our recommendations and gain a better understanding of your home’s electrical system as well, which is why we always encourage homeowners to walk with our electricians through the inspection process.
While some problems can be fixed in just one visit, other problems – such as a whole panel replacement or home rewiring – can take a little longer. However, our team will do everything possible to make sure repairs are conducted promptly and with your schedule in mind.
At this point, you may be wondering what different repairs entail. Perhaps the most extensive electrical repair and replacement work for any home includes whole-home rewiring and full electrical panel replacement. A whole-home rewiring job is typically only needed in older homes that still use outdated wiring materials, or after a fire or natural disaster. By contrast, most rewiring jobs are typically not a whole-home event. Typically, only a small section of your home’s wiring may need to be replaced after a surge or pest related damage. For this work, our electrician may need to cut out a section of your wall, splice in new electrical cables, and refer renovations expert to reseal the wall.
Complete electrical panel replacement is also infrequent, usually happening only after a major surge, extensive damage to the device, or significant aging. If you think it may be time to replace your home’s electrical panel, you can read more about the process on our electrical panel page.
Smaller electrical repairs include replacement of grounding rods and sockets. Grounding rod replacement may be necessary after aging and corrosion or pest or yard work related damage. Socket replacement is another straightforward repair, usually taking place after a bad electrical surge or improper use of the socket. Other electrical services are offered by John Moore as needed and include indoor and outdoor lighting installation, whole-home surge protection, and standby generator installation.
We know that electrical replacements and repairs can be unexpected, which is why John Moore offers financing for major repairs. Our financing plans are easy on any budget and can be paid back in family friendly installments.
Ready to tackle replacement of old, outdated electrical systems that aren’t performing as well as they should? Call John Moore today at 713-730-2525 or schedule a service visit online.
Get Ahead of the Game with Electrical Maintenance
For older and newer homes alike, John Moore recommends regular electrical system maintenance.
If your home’s electrical system was built before the 1990s, you may want to invest in a yearly electrical inspection from John Moore. For newer homes, a visit from us every other year should help stave off problems before they arise and keep your home’s electrical system running as it should. At each inspection, we will check for common problems, perform any needed maintenance on your panel – including repair and replacement of broken components– and create a new maintenance schedule to let you know what repairs may be needed down the road.
Want to do more to keep your home’s electrical system up to date? John Moore also offers device minders that can keep electronic devices in your home from pulling too much electricity. We also recommend that homeowners keep an eye on the age of devices in their home and avoid overloading sockets with too many extension plugs. If you have children in your home, you may also want to add plug blocks throughout your house to prevent them from playing with electrical outlets.
John Moore cares about your home’s integrity and future, and we want to help you stay on track with a service plan that makes sense. If you’re ready to get enrolled in a smart service plan, give us a call at 713-730-2525 or schedule a service visit online.
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