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About Bratcher Electric

since 1956
Mike Bratcher is often quoted as an expert in his field by Glenn Haege, America’s Master Handyman. Glenn’s radio show can be heard on WJR-AM every weekend and his columns appear every week in The Detroit News

Our goal is to provide complete customer satisfaction for every job that we perform. Our reputation is of utmost importance to us and we pride ourselves on the referral business that we currently have.


Protect home appliances from power surge

Most homes that were built 30 or 40 years ago feature circuit breakers that weren’t meant to handle a lot of today’s high-tech electronics and appliances such as toaster ovens, electric frying pans, curling irons, window air conditioners or portable electric heaters,” said Mike Bratcher of Bratcher Electric, (734) 722-0037. “If you have a couple of these appliances on the same circuit, the circuit can blow.” Bratcher said that even if the circuit doesn’t blow, just using one of these appliances will often make your lights dim because it is overloading the circuit. He said older homes were outfitted with 15 amp circuit breakers, and a few 20 amp breakers for larger appliances like stoves and refrigerators, or furnaces and central air conditioning.

But, too often, people are plugging items into a 15 amp circuit that really requires a 20 amp breaker. In addition, the code for homes built 30 or 40 years ago also didn’t include arc fault circuit interrupters in bedrooms, which are designed to eliminate fire hazards and are part of state code in newer homes. That’s why Bratcher agrees with DTE’s Kaufmann that adding a whole-house surge protector is the first step to safeguarding your appliances and equipment. “It’s usually less than $500 to have a whole-house surge protector installed, and that’s a small price compared to the cost of replacing a sump pump, air conditioner or big screen TV because they were damaged by a power surge,” he said. In addition to adding a whole-house surge protector, Bratcher also suggested upgrading your electric panel with 20 amp circuits for areas where you are using some of these power-hungry appliances and electronics.

Looking For a Professional Electrician? We Proudly Serve the Greater Detroit Area!

If you are in need of an Electrician near Wayne Michigan, then look no further than Bratcher Electric. For over 60 years, we have offered a variety of electrical services both residential and commercial. Our highly skilled Electricians will locate and service your problem quickly and efficiently. There is no job too large or too small.

We offer residential and commercial electrical services throughout Michigan! As a locally owned and operated electrical contract near Wayne MI, we understand the importance of keeping your electrical service operating and safe. Our professional electricians make every effort to ensure our customers obtain the service and reliability they deserve. That is why we are available to provide emergency services at any time of the day or night. All of our electricians are licensed and insured!

We provide Emergency Back-up Services
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Bratcher Electric Inc. is a full service electrical contracting firm that has been working with and taking care of its customers for 50 years. Our goal is to provide complete customer satisfaction for every job that we perform.


Contact Details


(734) 722-0037



Mon-Fri: 8am to 5pm


35728 Van Born - Wayne, MI 48184

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