Aluminum Wiring Replacement Keeps Seattle Homes Safe
Prior to 1972, aluminum was the most affordable means of electric conduction and most homes’ electrical wiring utilized the metal. Copper, being a more conductive metal, became the affordable and standard material for wiring in the 70’s. Aluminum is still an effective conductor; however since it was abandoned by the electrical industry it is no longer compatible with today’s technology. Danger from aluminum wiring actually spawns at the fixtures, outlets and switches. Since copper is the industry standard for electrical wiring, all receptacles are now made with copper connectors. Copper and aluminum expand and contract differently at different temperatures, so as heat is transferred through electricity, this expansion/contraction difference will cause the wires and connectors to loosen. Over time, loose connections will arc, and arcs are a serious fire hazard.
At Seattle Electricians Today, we’ve been rewiring Seattle, WA homes since 2006. Because your family’s and property’s safety is our number one concern, we want to make sure every home in the area is up to code. When Seattle Electricians Today takes on your Seattle Aluminum Wiring Replacement, the process is simple. Our trained Seattle Electricians will remove all aluminum wiring feeding from your panel throughout your home and replace it with copper wiring. We’ll also replace any receptacles, fixtures or switches that have aluminum connectors. We have plenty of experience, so the process will be fairly quick. When we’re done, you can relax and rest easy knowing your home electrical system is up to date and safe.
Our Seattle, WA Aluminum Wiring Replacement Technicians Provide the Following Services
- Whole House Rewiring
- Aluminum Wire Replacement
- Fixture/Switch/Outlet Replacement
Knowing Your Electrical System Is Beneficial
For those unsure of what type of wiring their home has, there are warning signs you can be on the lookout for. Char marks or blue arcing energy around your outlets or switches is a red flag. In fact, these are issues that must be addressed immediately regardless of whether you have aluminum wiring or not. Secure the safety of your home and family when you need aluminum wiring replacement. Call Seattle Electricians Today.
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