We have lived in Seattle for more than 35 years. During my daily walks with my dog, I started to notice how “heavy” our Seattle views had become. Increasingly, our skyline is weighed down with black, electrical wires, coaxial cables, phone lines, and other communications-related “wire pollution”.
I did some sleuthing and discovered that in many of Seattle’s neighborhoods more than 50% of the overhead wires are 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 decided to try to do what I could to clear up that junkyard. As a first step, I decided to see whether removing wires from individual homes would have a significant impact on the apparent mass of wires in the sky.
Naturally, I began at our own Wallingford 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 that the excess wires and boxes I removed from our house filled up a huge black trash bag.
And the visual difference was dramatic. The view of our house from the street, and from our windows and garden, instantly improved.
Our neighbors noticed the improvement. They 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.
For me, it was a treat to be able to clean up these beautiful homes so easily. Simply by removing all the “visual debris,” we restored a clean, fresh look that hadn’t been seen in 50 years. The homeowners were amazed at the results.
That’s 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.
On average, we have been able to remove about 200 feet of overhead wire from each home. Imagine the difference to your view, if every homeowner on your block called us.
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