Aluminum Wire Repairs

The Fire Dangers of Aluminum Wiring

While it might be tempting to believe that a home with aluminum wiring is safe because the wiring hasn’t caused a problem for 30 or 40 years, that is a dangerous misconception. In fact, the longer the connection is allowed to deteriorate, the more likely it is a problem will occur.  Leitner Electric will evaluate your existing situation and with this knowledge provide specific advice on the most effective corrective measures to reduce your aluminum wiring hazard.

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Aluminum Wiring was used in the construction of roughly 1.5 million U.S. homes built between 1965 and 1973. Homes wired with aluminum wire manufactured before 1972 (“old technology” aluminum wire) are 55 times more likely to have one or more connections reach Fire Hazard Conditions than is a home wired with copper.   This problem only gets worse with time.  The aluminum-wired connections that fail tend to progressively deteriorate at a slow rate, and after many years can reach very high temperature while still remaining electrically functional in the circuits. A large number of connection burnouts have occurred in aluminum-wired homes.  Many fires have occurred  some involving injury and death.

ACCORDING to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated two million homes in the United States were built or renovated using electrical circuits with aluminum wiring. And, according to the commission and specialists in the field, unless certain safety procedures are undertaken, every outlet, light switch and junction box connected to such circuits is a fire waiting to happen

Leitner Electric is Cincinnati Ohio’s best choice for an electrician who can HELP you with your COPALUM wiring projects. Don’t wait for  potential problems to start showing up, get with Leitner Electric, Cincinnati’s choice for aluminum wiring repair / replacement.

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