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.
Outdated Aluminum Wiring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.
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