Electrical - FAQs
Why should I hire an electrician to wire things?
It may seem simple enough to do the small tasks, like changing out light fixtures yourself, but anytime wires are involved, it makes sense to call in a professional.
Pickett electricians have the experience and training to make sure your wiring is done correctly and everything is clean and protected inside your walls, a place that’s hard for you to check.
Wiring done wrong can lead to expensive repairs needing to take place or, in the worst-case scenario, a fire starting.
What Is Smart Home Technology?
Home automation and smart home technology is exactly what it sounds like: automating the ability to control items around the house—from window shades to pet feeders—with a simple push of a button (or a voice command). Some activities, like setting up a lamp to turn on and off at your whim, are simple and relatively inexpensive. Others, like advanced surveillance cameras, may require a more specialized trained technician.
What constitutes an electrical emergency?
Any time you smell smoke or see fire, you need to make sure everyone is out of your home and call 911.
Protecting the people in your home, then your home and contents are most important.
Other than fire, anytime your lights flicker (and the bulbs are new), you are getting shocked on a regular basis, or if you see rust or corrosion on your breaker box, contact Pickett Electric. If you have an older home, it may be time for a service call to evaluate your electrical systems.
Why do I keep blowing fuses?
Do you keep blowing fuses and tripping your breaker?
Your circuit could be overloaded, your wiring could be incompatible with what you have on the line, or you could have connection issues. If you continue to blow the same fuse, you need to contact a licensed technician to fix the problem before a bigger issue arises.
Do I need a generator for my home?
If you live in the Houston, Texas area, in one word, yes.
A whole-home generator could help ensure no interruption in your electrical services. The size and type of generator you need will vary. Visit Pickett Generators to learn more about our whole-home generator products.