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We all want to support our brave veterans, especially those who are friends and family. According to the Veterans Administration’s 2019 Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, there are many Veterans who do not use VA services. It also says most Veteran suicides occur among Veterans who have not recently engaged in VA services. If you know a veteran who is struggling, tell them about this service. For Veterans in crisis or those who are concerned,

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We recently received this question about adding an outlet in a pergola.  “I would like to run an outlet off of my ceiling fan on my pergola. I am mounting a TV up in the corner and need power up there. I would like a 4 receptacle outlet if possible.” Yes, it’s possible, and also a good idea.   As we add more electronics to our living space, we need to have available outlets.  Safe outlets. 

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We routinely receive requests for electrical repairs after a home inspection.   When you buy or sell a home there are always electrical problems somewhere.   You must check or fix them before you close and transfer ownership. Call us — we’ll go to the location and cover every item on the list.   Sometimes the inspector recommends a clear repair to be done.  For instance “outlet is loose.”  Other times the inspector recommends investigation by a licensed

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Sometimes we find ourselves correcting faulty work in walls or ceilings.   It is usually hidden and difficult to get to.   We can’t always tell how long its been there, but we know it needs to be fixed.  It could cause a fire, or lead to other problems.   Here is an example as reported by a customer recently. “I wanted to take a minute and let you know that my wife and I could not be

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Hello, Friends – Yes we are open and we wanted to make sure you know we are still open during this difficult time.    The governor has exempted the critical trades businesses from his order, so that we can remain available to help anyone with electrical issues. You can get in touch with us for outages and safety concerns, or even for free estimates and electrical questions.   And, we are available nights and weekends for emergencies,

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We recently received a request to fix a loose ceiling fan.  The owner said it was coming away from the ceiling and asked us to take a look. Ceiling fans should never move if they are properly installed.  And, they should never wobble or shake.  Nor should they hang down unevenly or pull away from the ceiling.  Those conditions are all unsafe and should be checked if you see them. Properly installed fans are connected

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If you have any connection to the construction industry, you know that contractors and trade workers are in high demand right now.    Skilled trades include electricians, carpenters, welders, bricklayers, plasterers, plumbers, and masons.   Wages and prices for skilled labor are going up because it is hard to find people to do the jobs. We’ve been hiring electricians for years, but we are not getting enough qualified applicants.   All the other trade businesses have the same

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Surge protection for the whole house is better than just using surge protector power strips alone.   Why risk expensive electrical components such as computers, surround sound and televisions? The more expensive power strips come with various levels of surge protection.  But cheaper ones usually just have a simple fuse.  Many are only designed to take a small surge.  If a larger surge occurs it can still damage your expensive equipment.  This type of large surge

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Are you considering an electrical task that’s over your head?   Make sure you thing about it fully before you start.   In general, electrical projects are not DIY (do it yourself.) We recently received this note from a customer.  “I have two hard wired smoke detectors that I need installed. My wife thought I could install them. Ha.” This man was smart enough to admit that he didn’t have the skills.  It was wiser to call

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Customer referrals are one of the best types of feedback we can receive.   Whether it’s an online review or a personal recommendation to a friend, we appreciate it. Here are a few samples of referral comments from our customers: “A neighbor of mine Steve Pardee recommended you.” “…Again, thank you all. I certainly will be telling everyone I know.” Yvette Harwood “I would highly recommend Frye to any of my friends. Thank you for the great

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There are two ways to do exhaust fan venting – the right way and the wrong way.    We all love hot showers but the normal warm air and steam build up in a bathroom can be harmful.  Especially in the Winter when all the windows stay closed.   You need to get rid of this moisture correctly. A recent question below from a customer illustrates a common issue with exhaust fan venting. ” … I

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What is a Fair Price for Electrical Work? It is difficult to know the fair price for anything, whether it’s automobile repair or surgery, and that is certainly true for electrical work.  Most people don’t understand how electricity works and they don’t have the skills to perform the needed tasks.  That makes it hard for them to estimate a realistic amount of time or an acceptable price. Electricians price their work by the hour or

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We are currently accepting resumes from qualified candidates to find the best applicants and hire electricians quickly.  So, consider Frye Electric if you are a qualified, experienced electrician wanting to work for a great employer! We are busy and our business is still growing.  That’s because we continue to build our reputation with prompt and courteous workmanship, high quality products and reliable service.   Our goal is to hire electricians for our crews who will work

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Frigid Temps and Space Heaters can lead to disaster.   Artic winds and below zero temperatures will hit us this week.   Most of the heating units in our homes in Central Indiana will not be able to keep up with the cold.  Especially for homes with leaky doors or windows.  Furnaces will be running full time and supplemental heat will be needed. Many people will turn to electric space heaters to supplement their furnace.  BE CAREFUL! 

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Proper light bulb disposal can be confusing with so many different kinds of bulbs today.    This is how you should properly dispose of them in the Indianapolis area. INCANDESCENT BULBS The standard light bulbs we’ve used for many years can be safely thrown out.  The don’t contain any hazardous material other then sharp edges if they are broken.   Put them in your normal trash bag or bin with no special precautions. CFL & FLOURESCENT

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