No Power – Dead Electrical Outlet

Electrical outlets, sometimes called receptacles, are in nearly every room we live in. They deliver the electricity that provides light at night. Outlets provide power for our computers and allow us charge our phones, and they keep the clocks on time so we can get to our jobs on-time. They’re so important to keeping us in sync with our daily routines that it becomes a major disaster when there is a power outage or electrical outlet problems. Here are 3...

Houston Smoke Detectors For Fire Safety

Mister Sparky Electrician Houston promotes smoke detectors for fire protection week in October! Mister Sparky Electrician Houston has been on a mission to educate the public on fire safety, including the proper use and maintenance of smoke detectors. Your First Line of Defense Your first line of defense for fire safety is taking proper precautions to avoid a fire in the first place. The top three causes of house fires include faulty electrical, whether that be faulty wiring in the...

Assessing The Trade Skills Gap – Electrician Careers

Imagine an America where trade skills industry professionals such as electricians, plumbers and HVAC technicians are scarce. The majority of workers in the industry have retired, and there are not enough excited young people lining up to fill newly vacant positions. This unfortunate situation hurts the trade industry business, its consumers and the economy. Knowing that electricians, plumbers and HVAC professionals provide essential services to maintain a high quality, comfortable, everyday life, a few people pay unimaginably expensive prices for...

Flickering Lights

Do you have an annoying flickering light in your home that you can’t seem to fix? While flickering lights may seem like a simple nuisance to a homeowner, Mister Sparky understands that the presence of such a faulty light can be a sign of a more serious underlying problem. Flickering Lights and House Fires Believe it or not, a main cause of house fires is loose wiring. And often times loose wiring presents itself as flickering lights. Because of this,...

Electrical Outlet Repair

Electrical outlets are one of those necessities that we take for granted. With the ease of use and accessibility, our daily routines would be greatly disrupted without them. So when an outlet isn’t working properly, and we’re faced with an electrical outlet repair, the whole ordeal can feel like a nuisance. Replacing an outlet may seem straightforward, but it’s not always just the outlet causing problems. And while many do-it-yourselfers attempt to fix the problem on their own, at Mister...

Spring Houston Electrician Safety At Home

  New Survey Finds Home Safety Tips For Daylight Saving Time The start of Daylight Saving Time is a good time to check the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home, but a new national survey by Mister Sparky®, finds some people may need to change more. Daylight saving time officially starts this Sunday. Electricians with Mister Sparky® say, as you go throughout your house changing the clocks in your home, it’s also a good time to test...

Houston Electrician Careers

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Scary Halloween Electrical Hazards

Halloween is just around the corner and with it will come some spooktacular decorations and costumes. While we at Mister Sparky are very excited, we also want you to address some common hazards that come with outdoor decorations this fall. Halloween Decoration Safety Cords and wires - Cracked, frayed or wires with no insulation is a serious hazard, potentially causing electrical shock or fire. Before you put those scary Jack-O-Lanterns on your doorstep, check all electrical cords to make sure they...

The Season For Safety: Fall Electrical Tips

In Texas, we like to label the first "cold" front of the year as a good indicator that fall is just around the corner. The cooler weather means more time for do-it-yourself projects, more time spent outdoors, and more time prepping for holiday decor. With this boost in productivity, it's easy to overlook crucial safety precautions involving electricity. Beware low-hanging power lines Always be aware of your surroundings when using tall equipment or long tools. If you're using a ladder to climb onto...

Why You Should Think About Installing Dimmer Switches

So you've started to really think about the lighting in your home, and have even installed some LED light bulbs to save energy and reduce your monthly electrical bill. Next on your list: installing dimmer switches! Here's how to save even more money and continue to make your home look and feel great with dimmer switches. Control Power Usage Dimmer switches replace 'flip' light switches that only control whether a light or fixture is on or off, that means you're...