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Stay Safe Near Downed Power Lines

Strong winds and vicious rain can occasionally send power lines to the ground. As the connection is disrupted, many homes can lose power and go dark. For this reason, it may be tempting to go and inspect the downed power lines. However, downed power lines are dangerous and should be handled by professionals with the

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Posted On Mar 01, 2017

How to Use Extension Cords Safely

Extension cords seem like a practical solution to many problems. Many people use extension cords to direct power to Christmas tree lights in the winter. Owner of older homes may use extension cords to supply power to parts of the home that are lacking outlets. While extension cords are a useful tool, they can cause

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Posted On Feb 27, 2017

Overloading Circuits: Fuse Boxes and Circuit Breakers

Most of us have experienced the lights suddenly going out. We’re ironing the laundry while toasting bread and heating up soup in the microwave. Then, suddenly, the lights go out. The toast remains bread and the iron cools down. What happened? In many cases, the home tripped a circuit breaker or blew a fuse. This

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Posted On Feb 22, 2017

Consumer Devices that Drain Power in Standby Mode

Many people have heard the old adage, “turn it off when you’re not using it.” The advice is generally good. A device that is in standby mode every day for years can add a few dollars to the electrical bill. However, some devices have gotten a bad reputation for sucking power. Yet, new regulations demand

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Posted On Feb 20, 2017

5 Ways to Keep Your Property Safe with Lights

1. Motion-activated or motion-sensor lighting: The lighting turns on when something or someone passes the area being covered by a motion sensor. The light only turns on when triggered by motion, not by how dark or light it might be outside. It turns off when the motion isn’t detected anymore, which saves on electricity. This

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Posted On Apr 28, 2015

Continuing Education the BRAY way!

It’s not shocking that you need to stay up to date on electrical trends, education and the most recent technology. Bray Electrical Services strives to be the best by offering continuing education opportunities for our staff. The class this week was about how to perform load calculations along with why it is important to know

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Posted On Feb 11, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips

The National Retail Federation reports Halloween to be almost as popular as Christmas for consumers who display indoor and outdoor decorations. As you and your family prepare to celebrate Halloween with elaborate decorations, fun costumes, and candle lit displays, follow these electrical safety tips to help you and all your little trick-or-treaters remain safe. Always

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Posted On Oct 29, 2013

That Georgia Sun…

Here in Georgia, we all have a very – very – good idea how strong the sun can be. Watching the heat ripple the air above the asphalt on a summer day is a constant reminder of the sun’s power (and to put on shoes…) Advances in technology have come a long way in harnessing

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Posted On Feb 21, 2011