Service First Pro – Texarkana’s Electrical + Plumbing Expert
24/7 Plumbing and Electrical Services
Our experts are ready to help you when you need us the most. As a locally owned business, we are available and located close by. Don’t fret about not being able to get the services you need because of late night plumbing and electrical issues as we are available 24/7 for emergency services.
We’re committed to giving you the best value for our plumbing and electrical services, which is why all of our work is covered by with a two-year workmanship guarantee and a two-year labor and parts guarantee. Our professionals use industry-leading products to make sure we provide the best possible results with every job. To extend our appreciation to our customers, we offer military and senior discounts, free fixture installations, and buy two fixtures to get a third free.
6 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Electrical Contractor
You usually don’t think about your home’s electrical system until you encounter a problem. It may be tempting to try and fix it yourself—why spend money on a professional electrician? Service First Electrical and Plumbing provides quality generator installations, computer cabling and wiring, panel change outs, and general electrical services for the residents and businesses in the Texarkana areas of Texas and Arkansas. Their expert electrical contractors want you to know why you should hire a professional for electrical issues instead of trying to repair it on your own:
- Short-Term Safety: Electricity is dangerous to work with, and an inexperienced person can start a fire or inflict injury to themselves or others. A professional knows how to properly handle electricity and electrical equipment to preserve their safety and those around them.
- Long-Term Safety: Even if you were able to complete the repairs, you don’t know if you caused other issues. If you’ve accidentally nicked a wire, it can overheat and cause a fire. Qualified electricians know how to safely maneuver around your home’s wiring to avoid additional damage.
- Knowledge: Trying to repair an electrical issue on your own can involve a lot of guesswork. Are you sure those wires are correctly connected to that outlet? Hiring an electrical contractor means you’re also receiving the knowledge of a professional.
- Time: Trying to determine why a light switch isn’t working can mean spending time fussing with your circuit panel or attempting to figure out which wires control that switch. A skilled electrician has the experience to quickly troubleshoot and solve the issue.
- Tools: You need more than a hammer and screwdriver to fix an electrical problem. Professional electricians have the necessary equipment, including voltage detectors, wire strippers, and a variety of pliers and tapes.
- Codes & Regulations: A qualified contractor has the knowledge to make any electrical repairs or adjustments so they are up to code and meet the regulations in your area. This ensures that your home is up to the electrical safety standards; it is required if you plan to sell your home.
Choosing a professional contractor for electrical repairs and upgrades means the job will be done right while lowering the risk of danger to you, your family, and your home.
What to Do When You Need an Emergency Plumber
If water is pooling at or near electrical fixtures or outlets, turn off the main house breaker to prevent electric shock. This should make it safe to move around the home without risk of electrocution.
Shut Off Main Water Supply: Turn off the main water supply to the house. This tap is usually found in the basement on a front-facing wall or in a utility room near the water heater. This will avoid costly damage in the event of a line break or leak.
Shut Off Water Heater: Turn off power to the water heater to prevent it from overheating. For gas heaters, always shut off gas to the unit before switching off the power. Otherwise, gas could accumulate in the house.
Turn on Outside Taps: To drain water from the plumbing system, turn on the outdoor taps and direct the water hoses away from the house. Don't turn on kitchen or bathroom taps in case the clog or leak is downstream of these appliances.
Plug Minor Leaks: If you spot minor plumbing leaks, try plugging them temporarily to minimize indoor water damage. A few loops of waterproof plumber's tape may help. This will be enough to stop the leak while you wait for an emergency plumber to arrive.