I'm hoping someone on here can help me a bit with info. I live in a rural area and have a line coming in from the street attached to a pole next to my house (mobile home). On that pole is my meter and other electrical things. Yesterday, I had a tree company here, they were taking limbs off a tree growing up into the lines and one of the limbs (a small one) as I was out there watching hit the line and the pole started leaning. Upon closer inspection, looks like the pole is decaying at the bottom, it feels rather soft. The tree people had a strap and attached it from my fence to the pole and it is holding it up, but the strap may not hold forever. Power company says they don't own the pole, just the meter reader on it. So I need an electrician to come out and take care of it. I'm reading online that it could be thousands of dollars. Someone PLEASE tell me this is not true and if you know of who I should call to get estimates (general contractor?) Don't know where to begin at this point as this is not my specialty.