As in many cases, such a dangerous condition is detected when a home is sold and a whole house inspection is performed prior to finalizing the sale. Most banks and insurance companies require a home's electrical components be brought up to the minimum National Electrical Code requirements before financing or insuring the house.
It was also required to extend the service mast and point of attachment so the utility drop maintained a 10 foot clearance above ground at all points. Prior to raising the drop, it was possible to reach the energized electric line while standing at ground level.
This home is now beautiful and safe! A big Thank-you to all the CWC Electric, LLC electricians who braved the cold weather to make this job a success. How cold was it? Cold enough to bend metal according to a well-wrapped Chad!