Aluminum Wiring Repair and Replacement

(Aluminum Wiring Reconditioning)

When you move into an older home, you can hope to get a house with good bones that has stood the test of time and will keep you and your loved ones warm and dry.

However you also stand to inherit any existing problems that might include the foundation, plumbing or aluminum wiring to name a few. For this reason, it is a good idea to have the property inspected by a certified contractor like Power Electrical for a litany of possible areas where you might find trouble or disrepair.

Sometimes these come out during your inspector’s investigation of the home before closing, but sometimes leaks, drafts and wiring shorts don’t rear their heads until after you’ve closed on the house or already been living in it for a while. If you find aluminum wires in your home, contact us for replacing them with copper wires.

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Outdated Aluminum Wiring

One problem area that your electrician should be able to find quickly is the use of aluminum wiring throughout your home. There was a time during the 1970’s and 80’s when aluminum was an approved wiring option in homes. It was much cheaper than copper. As we forged ahead technologically, aluminum wiring became obsolete by 1990 and all electrical devices within the home on the electrical grid began to get replaced with copper rated ones. It is because copper is seen as a better conductor. And at Power Electrical, we use it in all of our electrical renovations and installations. The problem with the phase out of aluminum is that it does not “play” well with copper, which means there is an arcing hazard between the two metals when they meet at a connection point in your electrical system. The problem has the potential for creating a fire. Whenever you begin the process of remodeling your electrical devices, it is a good idea to call a licensed electrical contractor such as Power Electrical to review electrical wiring and provide some advice to keep your home safe.

Aluminum Re-Wiring, Repair and Replacement Services in Toronto

Aluminum Wiring Repair – The Cost

The next question that will come to your mind is how much will the aluminum wiring repair and replacement project cost? Re-wiring an entire home can be relatively cheap on materials but very expensive in terms of labor costs. The cost will depend on how old the home is, how large it is, and how easily accessible the wiring is to our electricians. To give you an idea, replacing aluminum wires with copper wires in an entire house can range from $8,000-15,000 depending on the factors mentioned above. Have no fear! We, at Power Electrical, offer several options to take care of your wallet. Pig-tailing the aluminum wiring is a cheaper option than replacing the aluminum wires. The nice thing about pig-tailing is that you can work through the house as your finances allow. At Power Electrical, we are happy to set you up with a schedule that works for you. Contact us for a safe aluminum re-wire, replacement and repair services in Greater Toronto Area.
 

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