Aluminum Wiring Mitigations
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If your property was built in the 1960s or early 1970s, then there’s a chance that it may still have an aluminum wiring electrical system. And if it does, it could pose a major risk for the property. In fact, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission states that properties with aluminum wiring are some 55 times more likely to pose a fire risk than those that are outfitted with the more modern-day copper wiring. It’s why if your multi-family residential property has this type of wiring, we strongly advise you to contact us as soon as possible. We’ll promptly be out to mitigate the situation so that your electrical system can operate safely. Discover more about our aluminum wiring mitigation services.
Dangers of Aluminum Wiring
Like we noted above, properties with aluminum wiring pose an increased fire risk. But it’s not actually the aluminum material that’s the big issue here. In fact, aluminum does a great job of conducting electricity – and conducting it safely. The big problem with aluminum wiring is at the connections – and it’s this wiring at the connections that is often more prone to overheating, which creates the fire hazard. It’s why promptly and correctly addressing aluminum wiring issues is so important. We can help.
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Aluminum Wiring Mitigation
Contrary to what you may believe, you don’t need to completely gut the entire electrical system in order to mitigate an aluminum wiring problem. Because the issues with aluminum wiring are in the connections, such issues can be mitigated by installing a short section of copper wiring to the end of each existing wire. This means that copper – rather than aluminum – is connected to outlets, switches and other devices. And being that copper isn’t prone to overheating like aluminum is, the electrical system can work much more safely.
These copper connectors can’t be installed by just anyone, however. They take a professional electrician with the right training on how to safely and effectively make this installation. That’s where we can help. In addition to installing the copper connectors onto the ends of aluminum wiring, we’ll also make any necessary modifications to the electrical system to support such an addition.
The other way to prevent any issues from aluminum wiring is to have the electrical wiring replaced in your property. Doing this often involves cutting into drywall and other building materials to ensure that wiring is properly run throughout the property. Unless there are further issues with the electrical system beyond aluminum wiring, it’s often not necessary to have all of the wiring in the property replaced.
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For more information on the potential dangers involved with aluminum wiring and the proper means of mitigating such issues, contact us today. As experienced, professional electricians, we have the know-how and expertise to safely correct any issues that are present with aluminum wiring to ensure your property is safe and your electrical system is working effectively. Contact us for more information about aluminum wiring mitigation today.
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