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Power Outages by Unpredicted Perpetrators

Power Outages by Unpredicted Perpetrators

Thousands of homes lose electrical power every year due to squirrels, birds, and other small animals. Thousands more risk unwanted visitors to their homes due to roof access from existing service lines. While losing power on a warm day is mostly annoying for losing air conditioning, it is downright dangerous in cold weather from losing heat. Utility companies can face outages due to extreme weather in many forms and are generally ready for such phenomena, but a bird or small animal follows no predictable pattern for which the companies can prepare. When you frequently lose power or you have unwanted residents in your attic, though resolution and power restoration is imperative, it is smarter to prevent these problems from happening in the first place.

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Home Maintenance to Stop Roof Access by Pests

Home Maintenance to Stop Roof Access by Pests

Pests of all kinds can cause an abundance of problems to roofs, including scratches, waste build-up, gnaw-marks, and other damage. Keeping rodents, birds, and insects away from a rooftop is best. Take these simple maintenance steps to aid in keeping your roof pest-free.

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Protect Your Solar Power Investment

Protect Your Solar Power Investment

You have gone solar. Congratulations! It's a really good choice that provides you with greater energy independence and substantial savings. It also makes a real difference in the quality of the air we all breathe. Those panels also represent a substantial investment. Though they save you a lot over time, you have spent a good bit on them, and they have greatly increased the value of your home. The last thing you want is to have to replace them because of critter damage. In fact, you could spend months wondering why your power production has gone down before discovering the damage. 

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Protecting Electrical Equipment from Squirrel Damage

Protecting Electrical Equipment from Squirrel Damage

Damage to electrical equipment caused by squirrels is expensive. Preventing squirrels from accessing transformers, substations and pole mounted switches can reduce the amount of money being spent on having equipment repaired and replaced. 

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Prepare for the Unexpected: Power Outages

Prepare for the Unexpected Power Outages

As a homeowner, be proud of the beautiful home you've established but also be prepared for whatever is thrown at you. While you never predict squirrels and rodents to invade the comfort of your home, you might be more aware of the possibility of a power outage, whether temporary or longer-lasting.

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