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Don’t Let Mylar Balloons Ruin the Party
If you celebrate with Mylar balloons, remember to keep them tethered at all times and dispose of them properly. Proper handling and disposal keeps them from drifting into power lines and causing a power outage.
When a Mylar balloon touches a power line or floats into substation equipment, their metallic properties cause a surge of electricity. This can cause equipment to short circuit and lead to power outages, fires and
Each year, hundreds of thousands of consumers experience power outages caused by Mylar balloons contacting electrical equipment. To reduce these outages and help keep customers’ lights on, keep the following tips in mind:
Always assume power lines are live, and keep yourself, your equipment and all other items at least 10 feet away from power lines.