Why & When Aluminum Wiring Needs Replacement
If you’ve purchased a San Diego area older home or have discovered you have aluminum wiring in your older home, put your concerns at ease because a professional inspection can be done by a local professional electrical inspector.
Not all aluminum wiring has to be replaced. All issues with your electrical system will be discovered and reported to you professionally with recommendations for repair. Real estate inspectors observe problems and report them, but cannot determine the type of repair or make recommendations, but our master electricians can.
Why Aluminum Wiring Was Used To Build Homes
Around the mid-1960’s, a shortage of copper caused builders to use more aluminum when building homes across the United States because copper was so expensive. After the early 1980’s, copper was used again regularly. There were differences in installation procedures that some inexperienced electricians didn’t follow with aluminum installations, so some homes with the old aluminum wiring had safety problems and that’s why so many with old aluminum wiring need to be replaced.
Whether you have aluminum wiring or not, your electrical system could be in a dangerous state. All wiring moves due to fluctuations in temperature and tiny vibrations that occur in the earth twenty-four hours a day. These small movements are the main cause of loose connections.
Loose connections and improper past repairs can cause arcs, sparks, burning wiring insulation, and can easily lead to fires or electric shock. Needless to say, if you do have old aluminum wiring in your house, an inspection should always be done.
Aluminum Wiring Replacement Requires Experienced Electricians
You’ll first want to have an experienced electrician to take a look at your aluminum wiring. You could have old aluminum wiring in areas that aren’t visible.
There are times when a real estate inspector inspects a home and because copper was used in visible places later, the inspector assumes it’s all copper and doesn’t bother to look behind walls or in attic spaces. A professional electrician who does inspections doesn’t fail to examine and test the entire wiring system because that is our specialty.
Where To Find Aluminum Wiring Replacement Service In San Diego
Premo Electric is the professional electrical service company to call when you have concerns about aluminum wiring or about electrical safety in your San Diego home. We have over 15 years of experience with Aluminum Wiring Replacement in the San Diego area of California.
We have the latest testing tools, fully stocked trucks, and all the right equipment (including lift service and trenching) to take care of the aluminum wiring replacement no matter where the wiring is located. But the greatest reason you want to call on the master electricians at Premo Electric is that we’ll always be honest with you. We’ll never inspect your wiring and tell you it needs to be replaced if it does not.
If you’re concerned about aluminum wiring, just give our number a call and we’ll be glad to help you out with a professional inspection and an honest quote if you do wind up needing an Aluminum Wiring Replacement service.