Electric Meters

electric meter pulling away from homeThe investigation into the cause of a past house fire with underground electric service wiring in our City alerted us to a potential hazard that could develop involving the electric meter attached to the outside of your home.

This fire occurred in 2010. Due to a timely response, damage to the house on Corkwood Drive was minimal. See the following link to view the fire and damage to the home: 09/21/10 You Tube Video

If the housing for the electric meter is showing any signs of being twisted or pulled away from your home or the conduit piping at the bottom of the meter shows signs of strain or pulling out from the meter, you should contact the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company at 1-800-589-3101 and request that they inspect the incoming service connections and meter set to your home. As the homeowner, you are responsible for any repairs to the underground electric wiring from the street transformer to the circuit panel in your home. The Illuminating Company is only responsible for the performance of the electric meter.

If you have concerns about your electric service connection, please contact the Illuminating Company and ask for customer service. If you have any questions regarding the information presented here, please contact the North Royalton Fire Department at 440-237-4315 and ask for Fire Prevention or the on duty Shift Officer.