Overhead Cable Possum Guard Installation Melbourne

Keep pesky possums out of your roof by having an overhead cable possum guard installed on your power lines.

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Stop Possums with an Overhead Cable Possum Guard!

Are Possums Chewing the Electrical Cables In Your Roof?

Do you hear noises in your roof at night? Have you noticed possums running along your overhead cables? Don't worry, we are here to help!
Possums pose a serious problem to your home because they can chew and damage the electrical cables in your roof. This could cause you to lose power and also creates a serious fire and electrical shock risk. Not only that, but they also destroy insulation and other materials in your roof. The potential damage one pesky possum can cause could be in the thousands of dollars!

Installing an overhead cable possum guard is an efficient and humane way to prevent possums from accessing your roof.

If you know you have possums living in your roof and you are worried about the condition of your cables, get in contact with us today and we can arrange an inspection of your cables. Or keep scrolling down to find out more about power line possum guard installation options and pricing.

Power Line Possum Guard Installation for Melbourne Homes

How to stop possums getting on your roof?

Possums love running using the power lines that connect to your house as their very own highway system. Possums are so good at balancing that using overhead cables is actually safer and easier for them because it keeps them up high off the ground away from cars, pets and humans. Unfortunately, once a possum is able to get on your roof, it's usually quite easy for them to find a way inside. This is why you should consider installing overhead cable possum guards to help prevent possums from getting onto and into your roof via your power lines.

There are a few common DIY cable possum guards that you may have seen before. These can include using some PVC pipe or a few clear plastic bottles, which have slots cut into one side of them so that they can be fitted on to the cable without disconnection. Whilst these can work on some possums they are not recommended as they are quite unsightly, detract from the curb appeal of your home and they are difficult to secure to the cable so they can blow around on the wind. Additionally, working on or near electrical cables should be left to a licensed electrician.  

Keep scrolling down to find out how much it costs to get a professional overhead cable possum guard installed by a licensed electrician.

Possum found chewing a cable in a Melbourne roof

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How much does an overhead cable Possum Guard installation cost?

Kenner Electrics offers installation of 2 different types of possum guards:

The Most Effective Possum Guard: Critter Guard - 'Line Guard'

Critter Guard Line Guard Overhead Cable Possum Guard
Critter Guard - Line Guard

These highly effective possum guards were designed in the USA for preventing squirrels, but it turns out they work exceptionally well against possums! These guards are widely used by the electricity distribution companies to prevent possums damaging electrical infrastructure such as transformers and sub-stations. We recommend these guards for all residential overhead cables including power and telecommunications cables such as NBN or phone. If you have extremely problematic possums and nothing else has been able to stop them from running along your cables, then this is the product for you.

Installation of a Line Guard professional quality overhead cable possum guard kit on a standard home costs $572.
If you have more than one overhead cable attached to your house, we can install additional Line Guard kits for $406 each per cable.

The Basic Possum Guard: CABAC PPG

CABAC PPG basic possum guard
CABAC PPG Possum Guard

These discrete possum guards can be effective on thin overhead telecommunications cables and against some possums on thicker power cables. All possums are skilled climbers and are very persistent creatures, so while these possum guards are able to stop most possums, the more simple design of these possum guards means there are some persistent possums that are able to get across. On the homes that we have installed these guards, we have found them to be around 60-80% effective.

Installation of a double-length PPG overhead cable possum guard kit on a standard home costs $379.
If you have more than one overhead cable attached to your house, we can install additional double-length PPG possum guards for $216 each per cable.

How do possum guards work?

Most overhead cable possum guards work on the principle that installing something cylindrical and loose fitting onto the cable will make it much harder for possums to cross. This is because the cylindrical item will spin when the possum puts their weight on it, which makes it quite unstable for the possum and discourages them from crossing.

Our experienced electricians have tested many types and variations of possum guards that are safe to install on overhead cables and we believe the best product on the market is the Critter Guard - Line Guard.

If you would like to book a possum guard installation for your property we would love to hear from you

Critter Guard - Line Guard overhead cable possum guard installed by licensed Kenner electricians

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