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Wiring Repair & Replacement Services in Katy, TX

To avoid fire hazards in your home, it’s important to repair and replace wiring before there is an issue.

Do you have aluminum wiring in your home or business? If so, it may be time to replace it, as this type of wiring is a known fire hazard. To have a wiring inspection in your Katy, TX home or business, call Electric City! We’re a family-owned business and we offer fast, dependable, and on-time services!

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What You Need to Know About Aluminum Wiring

If your home or building was built between 1965 and 1973, it may have been wired with aluminum wiring. If your home or business has aluminum wiring, it needs to be updated and/or replaced. The issue with aluminum wiring is that it expands and shrinks when being used for electrical. The repeated process is otherwise known as “cold shrink” is structurally unstable and can pose a fire hazard.

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Because aluminum wiring is soft, it can become brittle and more prone to oxidation, which can cause electrical fires.

This softness can also cause the wires to get cut or crushed during renovation projects, such as removing insulation. Damaged wires can create hot spots, which can lead to overheating and fires.

Properties with aluminum wiring are 55 percent more likely to have a fire than those with copper wiring, and the termination points of aluminum wiring pose more of a risk than the wiring itself. Because there are many risks associated with aluminum wiring, calling a professional licensed electrician at Electric City can save you money and property damage in the long run.

Benefits of Replacing Aluminum Wiring with Copper

To avoid potential fire risks in your home or business, we can replace aluminum wiring with copper wiring. Copper wiring has many advantages because it is:

Highly resistant to heat, which can prevent overloading and melting.

Very thin, allowing it to be easily bent or twisted as needed without worrying about it breaking or suffering damage.

Resistant to corrosion and rusting.

Easy to install and work with.

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Signs Your Aluminum Wiring Needs to Be Replaced

Aluminum wiring can pose a fire hazard and should be replaced in your home or business. Other reasons to replace the wiring can include:

Lights dim or brighten periodically

Lights flicker, indicating a possible issue with a connection

You smell burning plastic

You see sparks, flames, or smoke

You see signs of the wires overheating

You see scorching around or behind the face plate

The face plate or its screws become hot to the touch

You notice bad connections, which can pose a fire risk

If you encounter any of these issues you should call Electric City immediately for assistance.

Call Electric City Today

If you need aluminum wiring repairs or installations, call Electric City at 832-724-1781 for reliable 24-hour electrical services in Katy, TX.