I am a retired designer/builder who has lived in Wallingford for 31 Years. Lately, during my daily walks with my dog around Wallingford, Fremont, Queen Anne, Phinney Ridge, Greenlake, Ballard, etc., I have noticed how “heavy” our Seattle views have become over the years. Our skyline is increasingly weighed down with black, electrical wires, coaxial cables, phone lines, and other communications-related “wire pollution”.
I decided to dig a little deeper and discovered that in many of Seattle’s neighborhoods more than 50% of this “overhead wire pollution” is no longer in service. In other words, our skyline is filled with old, obsolete, and abandoned telephone, power, TV, and internet cables and wires—an overhead junkyard!
I wanted to find out how difficult it would be to get rid of the visual pollution caused by all these wires. And more importantly, if removing wires from individual homes would have a significant impact on the overall mass of wires throughout the neighborhood.
Naturally, I began at our own home. I removed all the unnecessary wires, as well as the phone and internet distribution boxes that were attached to our house. I was amazed to be able to fill a huge black trash bag with all the wires and related debris that I removed from the house. The difference was dramatic. The view of our house from the street, and from our windows and garden, instantly improved.
Our neighbors noticed and asked me to remove dead wires from their homes too. They were also very happy with the results. A couple of days later, I volunteered to remove wires from several more homes. In each case, I was able to fill, or nearly fill, a large garbage bag. I was happy to discover that most of the materials removed were recyclable, so they don’t end up in the land fill.
For me, as a designer/builder, especially a designer of garden studios, offices, and outdoor “rooms” and landscape features. It was a treat to be able to clean up these beautiful homes so easily. Simply by removing all the “visual junk” hanging from them, we restored a clean, fresh look to these homes that they hadn’t had in 50 years. The homeowners were amazed with the results.
That is the story of how Wire Free Sky got its start.
Our goal is to remove miles and miles of old, dead, and abandoned wire from our Seattle Skyline. Please give us a call, so that we can add your home to the list of homes where we have been able to remove overhead wires. on average, we have been able to remove about 200 feet of overhead wire from each home. Imagine the difference, if every homeowner on your block called us.
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Please make an appointment, so that together we can reclaim our beautiful city, with all of its great views. It will make a huge difference right there at your own home.
Neighbor, and owner of WirefreeSky.com