After the storms we had last night you should take precautions before removing trees and debris from around your electrical power lines. Even though your house may not have power, the lines from your utility company can still be energized. Most of these utility lines are fused very high so they do not shut off. It is very dangerous to try an untangle these power line with branches if the power has not been shut off properly. Call your utility company immediately to notify them of your problem, in Omaha that is O.P.P.D., Fremont has their own utility company or look at your last bill to find out who to call. All utility companies do not fix problems associated to your house power, this means that if it is attached to your house it is your property. The utility company only owns the line up to your house and will only repair that if your house is safe to hook up too. In Omaha they require a licensed, bonded and insured electrician to come out and verify that the house is safe to hook up to. This process can take a few days if the city inspection department is overwhelmed with work load from storms so be patient because you want to be safe and not sorry. In the past many fires have burned homes down because the house power was turned on before it was safe. ALWAYS HAVE A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN LOOK AT YOUR HOME IF YOU HAD STORM DAMAGE. Having a licensed electrician check your home will insure your safety and makes sure that your insurance company will cover all the damage. Your insurance company may refuse your claim if the electrician doing the work can not pull a permit. Beware of this, the electrician you are talking to may have a license only to work for someone else and not for the public. Only a electrical contractor can pull a permit and he is bonded by the state and city so if you have a problem with the work it will be covered. If you have any questions please call us and we can help you with this process so you don’t have any unnecessary accidents that can be fatal. Call 402-932-1361 Advanced Electrical Services is here to help!
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