Does your house have any power lines installed? If you do, here are three things you should know in case your power lines get damaged or ripped down by a tree or high winds.
- The overhead power lines and the meter that plugs into the meter socket are the power company's responsibility and will be repaired at the power company's expense.
- The mast (the electrical pipe on the outside of your house or above your roof) and everything attached to your house is your responsibility which means any repairs to the mast come at your expense. Call Edison Electric, Inc.
- Stay away from downed power lines and call the power company immediately. The power company will come out as soon as they can and make the situation safe; downed power lines can be extremely dangerous. The power company may need to come to your home and disconnect the power lines before an electrician can make repairs to your mast.
Visit Xcel Energy's website to check for power outages in your area and for tips on how to handle a power outage at your home.
Xcel Energy Power Outage checklist and information 1-800-895-1999.
Call Edison Electric, Inc. After you call the power company! 612-385-7864. We are located in Minneapolis and service the entire metro area!