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Our homes are where we should feel safe. Before taking on an outdoor project at home, remember that all electrical work should comply with electrical codes. Hiring a professional can save time and ultimately money. If you are doing work yourself, take these precautions to protect your family.
When planting trees in our yards, think about whether the trees will interfere with power lines as they grow. We don’t want to have problems in the future. Be sure to select low-growing trees or shrubs that will not touch the overhead lines when they grow.
If you’re planting near a transformer, keep a distance of 10 feet from any side with an opening and 3 feet from other sides. Our crews need space to safely open the transformer when working on underground power lines.
Trimming tree limbs near our power lines is dangerous work. Cutting back trees near power lines along public streets and roads and some private properties is our responsibility. If you see trees growing close to our power lines, call
You have the responsibility to trim back trees that grow close to the wire that runs from our pole to your house. Please contact us at least two business days in advance. We’ll disconnect this service line for your safety.
Remember to NOT use a metal ladder and to keep your wood or fiberglass ladder at least 10 feet away from power lines.
We want you to be safe throughout your house. So whether you’re working with lights, power tools, generators or space heaters, here are some great ways to protect you and your family.
Safety tips for installing and using lights.
Safety tips when using power tools, cords and plugs.
Safety tips when using a generator.
Safety tips when using space heaters.
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