Are Overhead Electrical Lines Really That Good?
Overhead power lines to house, which are the large electrical private power poles commonly seen on most streets, come in two types: timber and galvanised steel poles.
From an electrician’s perspective, they are easier to modify and reroute as faults are easily identifiable. However, they are subjected to more environmental hazards than their counterparts.
Some typical examples of these hazards include falling tree branches, vehicles driving into poles (a common occurrence in Sydney), storm and wind activity, erosion, and animal interference (such as birds and possums).
As an overhead power line reaches the end of its running lifetime, it needs to be evaluated and potentially upgraded. This is when the decision to transition to underground or remain overhead comes into question.
Moreover, having a maintenance plan for overhead power lines to house can prevent small problems from becoming significant issues that cause damage and result in power outages, costing you or your business money.
A team of specialists can implement the appropriate maintenance plan to prevent such occurrences.