Who Pays for Electrical Repairs Outside Your Home? PSO or You?

Our discussion with Steve from Murray Electric will enlighten you as to who is responsible for external electrical repairs on your property.

When it comes to interior electrical issues, you, the homeowner, are responsible for the cost of repair. But what about external damages? What does our regional electric provider, PSO cover in terms of cost and time to repair? While exterior issues are not too common, they happen often enough that it pays to know who has to pay before something happens, if for no other reason than to lessen the shock.

Examples of owner-responsible issues include damages to electrical poles attached to your home and issues with the meter socket, where your meter is “plugged-in” to your house. PSO is responsible for electrical lines outside your home, meter cans, and service masts, where the wires are in place above your house.

For condo owners, it’s a bit different as the HOA managing the property is a third party responsible for some repair costs. For any damages inside the building, the owner will be responsible. To really know what your HOA covers in terms of electrical repair cost, its best to check your HOA rules.

Ultimately, it’s best to be prepared and understand how your wallet could be impacted by storm damages or other electrical issues, you may think you don’t have to cover. One way to do this is have a conversation with Steve at Murry Electric yourself. This is one local service where there is a live person on the other end of the phone, and you’ll find the electrical help you need, whether it’s information, advice or a service call. With two locations in Tulsa (918-835-9605) and Broken Arrow (918-254-9771), help is just a phone call away. Find more information at their website: www.murrayelectric.com.

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