Aluminum Wiring Repair
Aluminum wiring, used in some homes from the mid 1960's to the early 1970's, is a potential fire hazard. How safe is aluminum wiring?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fires and even deaths have been reported to have been caused by this hazard. Problems due to expansion, or more likely micro-fretting and arcing at the connectors, can cause overheating at connections between the wire and devices (switches and outlets) or at splices.
The connections can become hot enough to start a fire without ever tripping a circuit breaker!
Remedy Electric has the experience and know-how to safely handle your aluminum wiring needs.
CPSC research shows that "homes wired with aluminum wire manufactured before 1972 are 55 times more likely to have one or more connections reach "Fire Hazard Conditions" than are homes wired with copper.
Some warning signs that can indicate a fire hazard within 15- and 20-ampere aluminum wiring circuits are:
Warm-to-the-touch face plates on outlets or switches
Circuits that don't work
Smell of burning plastics
Smoke coming from the outlet
If you have aluminum wiring, call Remedy Electric at 512-250-5414
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Austin West Lake Georgetown Leander Liberty Hill Sun City, TX Pflugerville Bee Cave Lake Travis Lakeway Round Rock Cedar Park
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