Substation maintenance is crucial to any utility company. Inspections should include troubleshooting equipment, testing substation relays to ensure they are operating properly, and making sure devices are cleaned thoroughly and properly.
Ensuring the wiring and outside equipment isn't damaged is equally as important. If the substation has electrical damage the equipment is subject to failure and could lead to power outages. Squirrels and other rodents can cause just such damage. Inspecting for signs they are causing problems should be one of your first lines of defense. Use Critter Guard’s Line Guard and Pole Guard systems to help prevent animal damage to substations.
If you suspect there are squirrels, mice, rats, raccoons, or other wildlife gaining access to your substation area, look for these signs:
Power outages due to animal related damage are one of the most common causes of power outages and millions of dollars in damages occur annually from critters gaining access to substations and other electrical equipment. Critter Guard specializes in protecting substations, transformers, electrical power lines and more, both for homeowners and commercial properties. Our Line Guard and Pole Guard products are humane and developed for the specific purpose of preventing squirrels and other wildlife from gaining access to utility poles and power lines and wreaking havoc.
For more information on our products, or to help prevent substation damage and power outages in your area, contact us today.