Electrical Tips

Did you know that electrical fires, electrocution and electric shock injuries are the most common threats in regards to your electrical safety? Also, did you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association, fires starting in electrical systems or lighting equipment damage 24,000 homes and kill 320 people each year.

At Barney’s Electric your safety is our foremost concern. We have implemented this page into our website to provide you with helpful electrical safety tips. If you have any questions or we can assist you in any way, please contact our office at 972-771-9464. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.

Electrical Safety Tips Suggested By The Pros At Barney’s Electric:

  • Check for loose fitting plugs as they may overheat.
  • Make The cords are not cracked or frayed.
  • Keep cords out of high-traffic areas in your home.
  • Make sure cords are not overloaded.
  • Extension cords should only be used temporarily, not on a permanent basis.
  • Do not staple or nail extension cords to walls or baseboards.
  • Make sure plugs fit your outlets and never force a plug to fit your outlet.
  • Avoid overloading outlets with too many appliances.
  • Use GFCI’s (Group Fault Circuit Interrupters) in any area where water and electricity can come into contact.
  • Check wattage of bulbs to make sure they are the correct wattage for the size of the fixture.
  • Protect young children, use safety caps on all wall outlets.
  • Unplug all small kitchen appliances and household items (hairdryers, curling irons) when not in use.
  • Outdoor outlets should have waterproof covers, and be GFCI Protected.
  • Never leave faceplates off outlets or switches.
  • Do not use portable space heaters near combustibles such as curtains or newspapers.

Electrical Safety

By recognizing electrical hazards that may be present in your home, you can protect your family, home and assets from damage caused by electrical surges.

If you have any questions or we can assist you in any way, please feel free to contact Barney’s Electric at 972-771-9464. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.

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Barney Messenger is a Rockwall Electrician Serving Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Kauffman counties

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Barney's Electric
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4.7 out of 5 stars

Marci Cuthbertson
Marci Cuthbertson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

We had Barney's Electric come out to install an outdoor ceiling fan on the patio. We really appreciated the no cost estimate. He quoted a fair price and when he came to install the fan, he worked very quickly and efficiently even though he had lost his assistant during the week and it was a little warm that morning. He was very nice. I would call him again for any additional work we might need.

Barb Kipping
Barb Kipping

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

My husband and I decided to completely gut and remodel our kitchen. In doing so, most of our existing kitchen electrical would need to be completely redone. After numerous, frustrating interviews with other electricians, I contacted Barney. I am very glad I did. He came out, assessed the project and gave us a clear idea of what to expect. Barney showed up promptly when he was scheduled and got right to work. When issues arose, he was very clear in communicating with me what the situation was and what options we had to address them correctly. He was very good about staying in contact with me throughout the project and even stopped by on occasions to see how other work was progressing so that he and I could coordinate next steps and completion of his work.

Our kitchen looks and operates amazing! He did a great job with all our lighting requests and made sure that we had all the appropriate electrical connections for our high-end appliances and to ensure all work was completed per code for inspection. On short notice he was very responsive and came out to make a last minute adjustment that was necessary to ensure proper installation of our range.

Barney has unbelievable character and is a great guy to work with. It is evident he takes a lot of pride in his work and we would highly recommend him to anyone.

Robert Frazier
Robert Frazier

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Barney's Electric was a great help. My pool builder told me I would need a sub panel to supply electricity to the pool equipment. I called Barney. After he asked a few questions he asked that I text a picture of my breaker panel. I was a bit surprised by that request. He called back a bit later and spent time explaining all the things that could be done with the panel I already have, Needless to say, I don't need to spend hard earned cash on a sub panel. I am very appreciative that Barney took the time over the phone to help me fully understand what my breaker panel is capable of. I won't hesitate to recommend his service to others who need it.