Bristow Electrical

Overhead service replacements refer to the process of replacing the overhead electrical service line that runs from the utility pole to a building or residence. Overhead service lines typically consist of a series of wires that are strung between utility poles, with the lower end of the line connected to the building’s electrical meter.

There are various reasons why an overhead service replacement may be necessary, including:

  1. Age and wear and tear: Over time, the wires that make up the overhead service line can become damaged or degraded, leading to reduced efficiency or increased risk of electrical hazards.
  2. Upgrades or changes to electrical systems: If a building or residence is undergoing an electrical upgrade, it may be necessary to replace the overhead service line to accommodate the new system.
  3. Safety concerns: If an overhead service line is damaged or poses a safety risk, it may need to be replaced immediately to avoid injury or property damage.

The process of overhead service replacement typically involves the following steps:

  1. Disconnecting the existing service line: The existing overhead service line is disconnected from the utility pole and the building’s electrical meter.
  2. Removal of the existing service line: The old service line is removed from the utility pole and the building.
  3. Installation of a new service line: A new service line is installed, including new wires and any necessary hardware, such as clamps, insulators, and brackets.
  4. Connection to the electrical meter: The new service line is connected to the building’s electrical meter.
  5. Reconnection to the utility pole: The new service line is connected to the utility pole.

It is important to note that a licensed and experienced electrician should only perform overhead service replacement. Electrical work can be dangerous and improper installation can result in serious injury or property damage.