Close Before you get your power back, you may have repairs to make Parts of your home may need to be repaired before your service can be restored Mark Rivera, WTSP 11:59 PM. EDT September 14, 2017 CONNECT TWEET PINTEREST It is a pain when you don't have power. As you saw...sometimes it can be deadly. But here's where you are responsible for getting your power back on. I read the fine print for you with Duke Energy, TECO, Lakeland Electric, and FPL and here's what it says. There are big components of your home that you might need to fix before power can come back...and there are a couple of terms you need to know. Your home gets power from the service line...and is monitored by the meter. Those are both the responsibility of the power company to maintain... But there are four other parts of your power hook-up...and they are all your responsibility. There's the weatherhead that protects the line in...the attachment hardware that keeps it connected to your home, the riser that houses the connection above or below ground and the meter can or box. If those are damaged... your energy company may not be able to restore service to you until you hire an electrician to fix them. No power and your meter box is hanging off of your home? That's your responsibility to fix. I called popular home warranty company American Shield ... and they don't cover those repairs. The joys of home ownership, right? ►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the 10 News app now.Have a news tip? Email email@example.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed. © 2018 WTSP-TV CONNECT TWEET PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Three dead in murder-suicide T-Tapp Tuesday Small chance of tropical development in the tropics Tampa hotels tacking on questionable fees at checkout iOS 11 frustration and fixes Marine saved woman he just met What type of gun did the Las Vegas mass shooter use? Las Vegas gunman's brother speaks Soccer team salutes Las Vegas survivor from Md. Inside the chaos: Police release Las Vegas body cam footage More Stories Hard Freeze Warning issued for parts of Tampa Bay Jan 17, 2018, 10:09 a.m. Cold weather shelters reopen as temperatures drop… Jan 17, 2018, 1:55 p.m. Dow closes above 26,000 for first time in its… Jan 17, 2018, 4:12 p.m.