Bella, The Patriot Electric Services Mascot

Bella the Patriot Electric Services mascot is a Pitt-Curr Mix.  She is 4 years old, and belongs to the owner, Brad Morris. Bella goes everywhere with Brad.  Everywhere!  She goes on a lot of adventures with Brad also.  Fishing, hunting, you name it.  If Brad does it, she does it.  She can go from riding in a boat, or climbing a ladder.  She occupies her time on the river by playing on sand bars for hours. Here at the office she can be caught lounging on her personal couch, playing with toys in the yard, giving all the guys love in the mornings, and there if she feels like it she will make herself known to strangers in a fierce and friendly way.  Barks at you then licks you. She has become a Facebook internet star.  Her post just laying around the office or playing, gets an average of 800 likes with about 2000 views.  That is saying something.  We post her at least 10 times a week.  She is a hit. We love Bella, and are grateful Facebook loves her too!  

Licensed Electrician Services in Tyler and East Texas

When you need a licensed electrician to assist you with issues at your home or business Patriot Electric Services wants to be the company you choose. Even a do-it-yourself kind of person can benefit from allowing us to handle dangerous electrical work. If you live in or around Tyler or surrounding East Texas, we can safely provide any repairs or upgrades you may need. And also getting your property up to code. Patriot Electric Services will make sure you're completely satisfied with our service. We serve Tyler surrounding East Texas. If you live in or around Tyler or surrounding East Texas, we can safely provide any repairs or upgrades you may need. We are here to answer all your questions. If you need a licensed electrician, contact us by calling 903 954 2525.

We Are Locally Owned

Patriot Electric Services is locally owned. We employ only the most knowledgeable licensed electricians and staff.

We start with recruiting only the best-qualified men and women. Then, we build the value they bring to our customers through ongoing training. We employ the best so that you can have peace of mind that you won't have to worry about the same electrical problem twice.

Our electricians are skilled and ready to handle your electric work no matter how big or small quickly and correctly.

Ceiling Fan Installation and Repair

Ceiling fans serve as an excellent addition to nearly any room in your home or business. Operating at a cost of only pennies a day, ceiling fans can provide massive energy savings benefits for owners. Our 1st order of business is your safety ensuring a structurally sound installation that delivers outstanding performance. Whether you need a ceiling fan installed, adjusted, replaced, repaired, or removed, we have an experienced, friendly electrician for the job. If your ceiling fan stops working or begins making strange sounds, call Patriot Electric Services for a licensed electrician to get it running again. Scheduling an appointment with Patriot Electric Services means getting quality electrical service from a licensed, expert electrician when you need it. Our trusted electricians value your time; we are committed to resolving all your electrical issues at a fair price.

Sparking Outlets: Are They Dangerous?

You’ve probably seen it plenty of times -- a small blue spark when you plug in an appliance. Most of the time, this is a normal and harmless event. But it’s worth paying attention to, because some sparks can be early warning signs of dangerous problems. Why Do Outlets Spark? Your home’s electrical system is divided into circuits, and some circuits may have multiple outlets along the way. Electrical current runs hot and fast in this continuous loop, and the outlet is the point where an appliance can “hop on”. When this happens, there’s always a split second when the plug and outlet connections are almost touching, and the electrical current can reach across that gap, producing a spark. Whether you see it or not, this happens every time you plug something in, and it’s completely safe and normal. But there are other types of sparking that are cause for alarm. What Makes a Bad Spark? There are four types of outlet sparks that you shouldn’t ignore:

  • Long sparks.A safe spark will come and go in a flash, but one that fizzles and lingers is a sure sign of a problem.
  • Big sparks.If sparks are leaping out of the holes in the outlet cover, chances are they’re not harmless type.
  • Yellow or white sparks.The benign sparks you see when plugging in an appliance are usually visibly blue.
  • Smelly sparks.If an outlet spark is followed by the smell of smoke or melting plastic, you may have an immediate problem and should immediately shut off the outlet at the circuit panel.

What Causes These Problems? There are a few reasons why dangerous sparking can occur:

  • Short circuiting.If an outlet’s hot wire is touching its neutral or ground wire, it can cause a short circuit. When this happens, the outlet draws excessive current and produces significant heat, which can melt wire sheaths and even cause a fire. You can shut off the outlet’s circuit breaker and remove the outlet plate to check for visible signs of scorching or melting that would indicate a short circuit.
  • There may be a leak within your walls, or perhaps water has splashed in through the outlet cover. But if you have moisture in there, there’s potential for sparking caused by short circuits and other electrical damage.
  • The more appliances and devices you have plugged into a single outlet, the greater the potential for sparking. Spread your appliances out responsibly across outlets and circuits.
  • Old outlets.With repeated use over time, the electrical contact points inside your outlets can wear out. In cases of extreme wear, this can result in significant electrical arcing.
  • Improper repairs.If you see sparking in an outlet that was installed or repaired by someone who lacks the required licensing and certifications, you should have the work inspected by a licensed electrician.

Are you seeing troublesome sparking in one or more of the outlets in your home? Unless you’re sure it’s the result of safe, ordinary use, reach out Patriot Electric Services 903 954 2525 for a thorough inspection or a service call.