Many people can be completely unaware that the power poles on their property are actually the property owners responsibility and not that of the power company. This is especially important to know if you’ll be purchasing rural properties with many old poles on it, as if the poles are nearing the end of their life, that is a cost that you will sustain in the future, should you purchase the property.
If you own a property or are perhaps intending to purchase a property, it pays to have the electrical infrastructure checked and tested by a licensed electrician.
This customers poles fell down! As you can see the wood was completely rotten and the poles snapped. Preventative maintenance will save large outlays, reduce the risk of fire and loss of power to your property or business.
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