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.

Owner Works Every Job

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  • Over 30 Years Of Experience
Services:
  • Solar Power for Your Home
  • Generators & Alternate Power
  • Circuits Added
  • Ceiling Fans Installed
  • Phone, TV, Cabling
  • Dedicated Computer Circuits
  • Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Design
  • Trouble-Shooting & Repairs
  • Exterior/Landscape Lighting
  • Swimming Pool/Spa Lighting
  • Security Lighting
  • Service/Wiring Upgrades
  • Meter Base Changes
  • AFCI's & GFCI's
  • CSST Bonding & Grounding
Barney Messenger is a Rockwall Electrician Serving Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Kauffman counties

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Jennifer M
Jennifer M

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Great experience with Barney and Steve! They added an outlet in my garage and fixed an issue in my kitchen. Nice guys. Came to the house when they said they would. Even went above and beyond and changed the light bulb in my garage door opener. Will definitely use them again.

Nona Clark
Nona Clark

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I have been a client of Barney's for awhile, and the service continues to be the best! Very professional and always courteous. Highly recommend Barney's Electric to anyone in need of a great electrician! Thank you Barney for taking care of me!

Nora Elwonger
Nora Elwonger

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Barney previously replaced our very worn out electric panel and was efficient and professional. He also came out on short notice Christmas Eve morning to repair an issue that left us without power in a portion of the kitchen -- just in time to welcome our company. Barney is quick to respond, very knowledgeable and performs quality work. We will continue to use Barney for our future electrical work.