After calling PECO and being told they had an internal problem, a homeowner in center city Philadelphia reached out to Lauterborn Electric for guidance. When we arrived, the entire home was without power and the smell of burning wire permeated throughout. PGW was working on the underground main gas lines on the exterior and was digging up the street and sidewalks. After a closer inspection of the exterior, we identified piping protecting the main service had been dented to the point of shorting the cable. This issue caused several of the appliances in the home to burn out as well. Before and after images show the replacement of the main electrical cable sleeved in EMT (electric metallic tubing) for protection. For all your electrical needs contact your Philadelphia Electricians Lauterborn Electric. Click Images to Enlarge.