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The Electrical Hazards of Teenagers

You love your teenager despite their ego, but their lack of common sense can be overwhelming. It isn’t that they don’t make their bed or put their laundry in the basket. It’s more about the fact that they can’t get themselves fed or dressed without parental guidance. Keeping them properly fed and clothed is part

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Posted On Jan 19, 2019

Why doesn’t every house have a lightning rod?

You may know a bit about lightning rods. They were invented by Benjamin Franklin…they protect structures…but do you know what lightning rods do? Do you know if you have one on your home? These are reasonable things to know, especially if you live on the Southeast coast, which is much more prone to lightning strikes

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Posted On Jan 19, 2019

10 Reasons to Call an Electrician…and You Should

With all the DIYers out there showing people how to build and repair things around the home (and we love them!), people are increasingly doing things that they shouldn’t. Home electrical projects are dangerous, and if you are having an issue with your switches, lighting, plug-ins, or wiring in general, leave it up to a

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Posted On Jan 11, 2019

Dividing Utilities when Converting Basement to Rental

There are many things to consider prior to converting your basement to a rental unit. One of the first things is whether or not you can handle being a landlord. It is not always an easy road to travel. The extra income may be nice. However, the tenants may not respect your property. Furthermore, you

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Posted On Jan 03, 2019

Class C Fire Extinguishers for Electrical Fires

In the kitchen, water cannot fight all fires. That’s because most fires in the kitchen are electrical or grease fires, and water makes the effects of the fire worse. Grease Fires In the case of grease fires, splashing water on the fire simply displaces the flaming oil. It can spread the fire in an explosive

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Posted On Jan 03, 2019

Getting Power When You Are Living Off-the-Grid

It is an enticing endeavor to live off the grid and be totally independent as far as water and electricity goes. Technically, you can haul water from a well and do without electricity…heating and cooking from a fire and using an outhouse. Living off the grid is not typically meant to be similar to living

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Posted On Dec 30, 2018

Wedding Preparation: Electrical Needs

If you are planning a wedding, then we feel your excitement along with your pain. It is so hard to think of EVERYTHING! You’ve got the dress, the vows, the officiant…it is never-ending. Your musicians are set up, and you have a deejay for their breaks or for announcements. You have checked everything off your

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Posted On Dec 25, 2018

10 Gadgets to Get You by When the Power Goes Out

The lights are out, and you wonder if you’ve tripped a breaker. A quick trip to the electrical panel gives no solutions, and a look out the window reveals that the whole neighborhood is experiencing a similar problem. Great. The power is out, but it will probably come on soon, right? Most power outages do

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Posted On Dec 25, 2018

Fire alarms/smoke detectors: EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES

One of the biggest concerns of any electrician should be safety, which is why Bray Electrical Services is happy to diagnose electrical problems and repair and upgrade as necessary. This reduces the risk of electrocution and fire in the home. The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department is also concerned with fire prevention. In fact, they are

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Posted On Dec 17, 2018

Leaving for the Holidays? Home checklist.

The holidays are a beautiful time to connect with friends and family, and often that means leaving home. If you are only leaving for a day or two, it may be okay to leave everything as is. Following a simple checklist for extended stays can save you money and lessen the risk of disaster striking

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Posted On Dec 10, 2018