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

View all of our Blog Posts On Time Guarantee We're Here Whenever You Need Us "We're on time you'll see or your electrical repair is free". We back our superior electrical service with not only integrity, transparency, and dependability, but also our On Time Guarantee. We understand your time is valuable which is why we guarantee we will be there when you call. When you need expert electrician services in Houston or surrounding areas, just give us a call at...

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...

Back to School Electrical Safety Tips

As the summer winds down, both parents and kids start prepping for another school year. Though the routine of typical school days is all too familiar, electrical hazards lurk around each corner and in each classroom. Here's a few simple reminders about electricity for students of all ages to keep in mind when heading back to school. Elementary/Middle School Students An average of seven children are admitted to emergency rooms each day with shock or burn injuries due to tampering with electrical outlets....

Saving Energy: One Room at a Time

Make saving energy in your home simple and easy this summer by taking it one room at a time! Saving energy can be complicated when there are so many costly, energy sucking appliances and electronics in your home. Here are some energy saving tips for the rooms in your house that are the biggest energy suckers. The Living Room/Bedroom Unplug electronics - Did you know that electronics like DVR/DVD players, TVs, cable, and even computer chargers all use energy even when...

4 Simple Ways To Prevent Electrical Disasters

Some of the most dangerous electrical threats are also some of the most preventable, and what may seem like common sense can often slip through the cracks in our brains after long days. Simple fixes are often overlooked or prolonged. Here are a few ways you can prevent an electrical catastrophe at home. -- 1 -- If water and oil don't mix, water and electricity are arch-enemies. Many household electrical shock accidents occur because of the presence of moisture or a...

Top Electrical Upgrades To Do This Year

Ever wish you had an extra wall here, or more closet space there? Well, whether you're building a new home, or renovating your existing home, Mister Sparky has some recommendations on some electrical upgrades you need to know about. Additional Outlets While this upgrade may not seem very exciting, it can make a world of a difference. Think about the items you can store and use in your pantry or small closets with an outlet available. Tuck away mixers, blenders, printers, and more for...