Essential Maintenance and Preventative Tools for Your Utility Company

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Essential Maintenance and Preventative Tools for Your Utility Company

Animal-related damage on power lines, communication lines, switches, substations, and transformers is one of the leading causes of power outages and can cost your utility company millions of dollars and hazardous repair work. That's why protecting your power lines is critical. At Critter Guard, we offer innovative solutions that prevent animals from accessing your power lines, communication lines, and other essential equipment to keep your electrical systems and employees protected.

Essential Maintenance Tools for Your Utility Company

When your power lines are damaged, it’s important to ensure your utility company has these essential tools in order to repair the damage safely and effectively. Check out this list of essential tools that your utility company should have on hand:

  • Drill bits
  • Climbing gear
  • Crimpers
  • Chain hoist
  • Fiber optic cable puller
  • Ladders
  • Work lights
  • Test equipment
  • Tool trays
  • Safety gear
  • Splicing tools
  • Power tools
  • Snatch blocks
  • Web slitters
  • Strand grips
  • Cable rollers
  • Reel stand
  • Cable benders
  • Bolt cutter
  • Cable setup chutes
  • Pole sling
  • Pole mount brackets
  • Fall protection
  • Grounding tools

How Critter Guard Protects Your Power Lines

Other tools your utility company should consider keeping in your arsenal are Critter Guard’s Line Guard and Pole Guard products. Animals such as squirrels, birds, raccoons, and rats can do a lot of damage to power lines, utility poles, transformers, and other electrical equipment.

Our Pole Guard product helps deter animals from gaining access to connected power lines and pole-mounted equipment such as transformers. The Pole Guard consists of two plates and seven rollers that go around utility poles and act as a barrier to keep the critters off your power lines.

Our Line Guard product is designed to protect your overhead lines. It acts as a barrier preventing squirrels and other animals from running across overhead lines to access pole mounted switches, substations, and transformers. The Line Guard has two free-spinning wheels installed on both ends of the assembly and acts as a jump barrier. It also has five rollers that spin independently through the line should the first barriers be breached.

The damage that squirrels and other critters can wreak on your power lines and electrical equipment is immense. The cost of repairing the damage and any down-time suffered due to power outages can be substantial. However, with our humane product systems, you can deter animals from accessing your power lines and effectively prevent power outages and hazardous maintenance. To learn more about how our products can help your utility company protect your electrical equipment, contact us today!

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  • John Sims