Protect Unshielded Distribution Lines from Critter Interference

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Protect Unshielded Distribution Lines from Critter Interference

Distribution lines play a major role in delivering power to your home or business so it is critical to ensure these power lines are fully protected. Unshielded distribution lines can be especially challenging to protect, but fortunately, Critter Guard's Line Guard and Pole Guard products can be the perfect solution.

What are Unshielded Distribution Lines?

A distribution power line transports lower voltage electricity from a transmission system or other power source to your home or business. Distribution lines function similarly to transmission lines, but they are intended for local, shorter distances, while transmission lines transport high-voltage electricity and can be used for much longer distances. Unshielded distribution lines twist each part of the line directly together inside one layer of casing, while shielded distribution lines wrap each individual wire pair in foil before enclosing all pairs together in another layer of casing for double protection.

Pros and Cons of Unshielded Distribution Lines

Unshielded distribution lines tend to be less equipped to handle disruptions than shielded distribution lines. Critters sitting on, traveling across, or hanging from unshielded lines, human interference, or severe weather can easily damage unshielded distribution lines, causing inconvenient power disruptions. However, because unshielded distribution lines are cheaper to manufacture and easier to install and maintain, they are still often used throughout urban settings.

Use Critter Guard to Protect Unshielded Distribution Lines

In order to keep unshielded distribution lines protected and prevent power disruptions, it is essential to put preventative measures in place to prevent damage caused by squirrels, birds, snakes, and other critters.

At Critter Guard, our Line Guard and Pole Guard systems are the perfect solution for keeping a wide variety of critters from jumping, sitting, or climbing on your unshielded distribution lines. Our Pole Guard system keeps animals from climbing up and damaging electrical poles and transformers, while our Line Guard system prevents them from traveling across your unshielded distribution power lines.

To learn more about how our humane wildlife control products can help protect the unshielded distribution lines in your area, contact us today!

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  • John Sims