It is difficult to understand the random nature of a powerful storm and the property damage it leaves behind. One family loses their roof yet their neighbor’s house is unscathed, garbage cans didn’t even blow over. After the June storms had passed, many Minneapolis residents were left without power; some of the less fortunate were without power for more than a week.
When it came time for getting power restored, many homeowners were told by the power company that they needed electrical repairs performed first. It didn’t take long for the phone to ring off the hook at Edison Electric. We performed work for many Minneapolis residents and our crews worked tirelessly replacing damaged masts and meter sockets. We were really amazed at how pleasant all of these unfortunate residents were to work for, even though they had no power and trees laying uprooted, sideways in their yards.
For Edison Electric it was a hectic time with long hours. We didn’t get to meet some of our customers who we performed work for because they were out of town when the storms came through or weren’t available for other reasons. Sometimes when we get that busy time can go by in a blur and saying thank you can get lost in the chaos. So we would like to take a moment to let all of our customers know that we sincerely appreciate your business. We hope our service exceeded your expectations. We hope everyday life is back to normal and things are good.
Most of the service calls we went to during this period were all similar in nature, however the required repair work varied from house to house. Below are some pictures of the work we did on a five unit apartment building in south Minneapolis that had been without power for 4 days when we arrived. A tree limb had fallen on the utility lines and ripped the electrical mast from the outside wall of the house. The previous electrical equipment did not meet the current standards of the electrical code or the power company metering requirements. The electrical meters needed to be moved to the rear exterior of the home, the fuse panels needed to be replaced and the grounding needed to be updated
In total, the building was without power for over a week. The people who live here were absolute champions and handled the inconvenience with grace. The job was an undertaking but in the end everything worked out great.