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 the wiring inspected 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.
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 electrician at Electric City can save you money and property damage in the long run.
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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:
If you encounter any of these issues you should call Electric City immediately for assistance.