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Southern Trust Home Services Offers Advice on Exterior Electrical Line Damage

by ripleypr on January 31, 2017

Roanoke’s trusted home service company advises homeowners on what expenses they are responsible for when there is damage to exterior electrical systems

 ROANOKE, Va. Jan. 31, 2017 – Homeowners in the Roanoke area have contacted Southern Trust Home Services to ask for advice about the need for exterior electrical line damage insurance. With more than 20 years of experience in dealing with electrical issues in southern Virginia, Southern Trust Home Services can help put these questions to rest.

“The average homeowner is puzzled about what they are responsible for if they experience exterior electrical damage,” says Ted Puzio, owner of Southern Trust Home Services, southern Virginia’s leading home services provider. “We want to alleviate some of that confusion and let homeowners know exactly what they are responsible for paying.”

In most cases, the local power company owns and maintains some exterior electric fixtures. If the home is equipped with overhead electrical service, the following equipment may be the responsibility of the homeowner:

  • The weatherhead is an essential part of the transfer of power from the utility pole to your home. It is a rounded cap that sits atop the metal pole rising from your roof. The connection between the utility’s service lines and your home’s service lines is made near the weatherhead. This keeps water out of the pipe.
  • The meter box consists of a device that measures the amount of electric energy consumed by a residence.
  • The overhead electric service entrance cable is the wire that runs from the weatherhead to the electric meter and from the electric meter to the service panel in the home.

“Our recommendation is to check with your homeowner’s insurance to see if they cover these items, and check with your local power provider to see what the responsibility of the homeowner is. In the end, you may only need to pay your deductible. Realistically, these type of damages do not occur often,” says Puzio. “If you have any question about your electrical system, our team members can answer your questions and provide expert advice.”

If you have questions about any aspect of your home’s plumbing, electrical or HVAC system, contact the Southern Trust experts at 540-685-0106 to schedule an evaluation.

About Southern Trust Home Services

Founded in 1995 as Southern State Electric, Southern Trust Home Services provides 24/7 emergency services for 60 plus cities in southern Virginia. Specializing in residential plumbing, electrical and HVAC work, Southern Trust Home Services staffs dedicated, certified, licensed and insured, drug and criminal background checked technicians who provide timely, same-day services for a variety of home repairs, installations and maintenance. A Better Business Bureau accredited company since 2006, Southern Trust Home Services has financing available including zero percent for 18 months, and Lifetime Repair Guarantee on stated repairs. To find out more, call 540-343-4348 or visit