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Month: August 2017

Maintenance Of Private Power Poles

So you’ve moved into a new home and are a bit confused as to what power lines are poles it is for you to maintain. If you have a power line that is private, then you need to take care of it and maintain it as well. Defects have to be fixed along with clearing trees and branches that might be a hazard. Maintaining a clear power line reduces risks of electrocution and also reduces chances of bushfires.

This maintenance should be done with help from level 2 electrical contractors. They are licensed and reputable people with extensive knowledge of all things electrical. Maintaining a power line is not something you should try on your own. It calls for a certain degree of finesse and practicality which most people don’t have.

Sometimes, you might also need power pole replacement. This usually happens in the aftermath of a storm, and once again, these trustworthy technicians are the ones to call. There will be a network provider’s power line, to which is attached a meter. The power lines connecting the house to the network provider are private power lines, and these are linked with private power poles. I hope you got the picture.Moving on, the private power line starts from the first low voltage pole on your property. Now it is your responsibility to maintain and take care of this pole and all other poles that are further connected to your house, along with maintenance of the meter. If you find that your connection comes from a high voltage power line and a transformer, you would require advice from the Department of justice as to who’s responsible for the maintenance and repair.

There are three types of poles. The first, treated hardwood, are the most common and preferred ones. They last around 40 years and are maintained by 3 year cycles. The second kind is natural wood poles; they have an expectancy of 7-8 years. Inspection takes place on a three and a half year cycle. Steel poles round off the list, they last around 20 years and are affected by ground and service conditions prevalent. These are inspected once every 3.5 years.

You can help to increase the life of a pole by carrying out weed and bush removal at regular intervals around its base. All vegetation should be at least 3 meters from the overhead power lines. Vegetation management should only be undertaken by a contractor who has experience in dealing with active power lines.You could also check the pole for structural strength by checking to see if it’s leaning, any missing nuts and bolts, loose and hanging steelwork, or broken insulators or wires. Contact your electrical contractor right away if so.

Tips To Move Home In A Stress Free Way

You have to lessen your burden when shifting homes. Furniture removing services and even other professionals can lessen your burden to a large extent. So, think of hiring such pros and remain stress free throughout the shifting process.
 

Things to be kept in mind – 
 
You need some boxes to keep all your clothes, furniture, shoes, home decor items, books, flower vase, paintings and so on. You can purchase these boxes in advance from a supermarket. Even you can contact with some companies, which will give you many boxes as per your order. They will send you all the boxes and after using these boxes, you can return it back to the company. You just don’t know how much items you have in your home unless you decide to shift to another place. You can put all your books in a moderate size box, shoes in small boxes, vases, tables and chairs in big sized boxes and so on. You ought to hire professional removalists for this task of removing furniture. You can take reference from others if you want. Professionals know how to pack each and every costly item in various boxes better than an inexperienced person. 

You can hire well-known furniture removalists in Balwyn on the day of shifting to a new place. Even, you can call your friends to help you out. You cannot do everything singlehandedly. Make sure that your hired furniture removers are insured by their respective company.You may have to shift to your new home the next month. But, still you have not packed anything beforehand. So, just check your wardrobe and find out that how many clothes are necessary to take. You may come across some dresses that you have not used for a very long time. Even, you can get some accessories that are no longer in your good books and are of no use. You must not take old and faded shoes with you to your new place. There’s no need to unnecessary items with you. Just take and pack what’s need and what can be needed in the years to come. You can give your extra accessories to your friends, siblings and even to poor ones. You can sell your old books and copies to local vendors. Give old clothes to your close or to a charity house. You can keep some of your old home decor items in any of your dear one’s place if possible.

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