If you've bought a commercial property that has some old items around the property and in the commercial space, it's important that you remove all the items with care, that you dispose of them in the most responsible way possible. If you have a transformer on your property that is no longer used, but you don't know if it's dangerous or still has power, you want to get help. Here are a few of the things you need to do to make sure that you aren't doing any harm to the area, or yourself, before getting rid of the transformer.
Call the Electrical Company
Call the electrical company to make sure that there is no power going to the transformer, and have them send someone out to check it. You want to know that there isn't a chance it could be running or working when you have someone extract it from the property. You should also notify the company its being removed.
Find a Professional for Removal
Find a professional to come and remove the transformer from the property. You may want to call your city or township to see if they have experts that specialize in removing electrical items and transformers, and if there is a regulation or permit required to remove the transformer. This way you don't endanger yourself or anyone else attempting the removal on your own.
Locate Recycling Options
You want to make sure that you recycle the transformer properly. This is so no one gets a hold of the components and the transformer, and so it doesn't do any damage to the environment. The recycling center will be able to take it apart to make sure that all the precious metals and other items are disposed of as they need to be. You will probably have to do some research to find a center that specializes in recycling transformers.
The transformer isn't just something that you don't want to look at on your commercial property, but it's something that could be dangerous to others so you need to have it removed right away. You don't want to be responsible for the harm of someone because you let it sit, or because you didn't get rid of the unit properly. Call the necessary professionals to remove the item safely, and then groom the grass and property so you can't tell that the transformer was ever taking up space.
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