Thursday, 1 January 2015

Power Poles – How to Maintain Them

Not many of us worry abut electricity, we all have them in our homes. Yet, making electricity travel from one place to another is a big job for two reasons - without the right equipment, there can be substantial loss of electricity and two, there should possess no threat when transferring electricity from one place to another. This is where a power pole comes into use.


Power Poles Sydney


What is a power pole?
While going on weekend trips we often find those ubiquitous iron or wood columns in busy locations with lots of wires dangling from them. These are the electric power poles which supply electricity to each and every corner of the country. They are made strong and sturdy so that they can withstand the vagaries of nature. Apart from being used to carry the power to individual homes, these long beams of wood or galvanised steel are also used on a temporary basis in commercial sites or construction sites. Sometimes the traditional single tall structure is also replaced by A shaped poles for more stability and longevity.

Maintaining power poles
In this article, we intend to educate you regarding the maintenance procedures of power poles. They are built on a strong foundation and are of robust structure, but still, they also suffer damage sometimes due to natural or due to human activities. Besides natural calamities such as cyclones and earthquakes, human incidents such as a car crash, collision or riots may also inflict significant damage to the power pole. So it is also extremely important to know when to call for power pole repairs.

As a consequence of the aforementioned causes, power poles get damaged and pose a serious hazard for all activities around itself. In case the damage is so heavy that the pole might collapse, it poses life threat for the people around who may be injured or killed due to the debris. However, faulty deteriorated poles can prove fatal as well. They may inflict extremely high voltage current to people coming in contact instantly killing them or may even lead to fires. Any unchecked damage may thus prove fatal for all passersby.

In the case any such damage is visible, you should contact the electricity department to come and disconnect the power or contact a Level 2 Electrician Sydney. The damage will then be assessed by the officials, and necessary repairmen and contractors will be contacted to carry out the repair work. However, an important thing to be noted is that under no circumstances should any untrained person be allowed to cut the power. Also, in case of fire, it is extremely important that the water is not used to try and douse the fire. It will have far reaching consequences and may be lethal for many.

So, it is important to be vigilant and keep an eye on the power poles on a regular basis. Just a regular visual examination will suffice. In the case of any visible damage it will be most appropriate to contact the electricity department.