Aluminum Wiring Remediation
In Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties
Eliminating Fire Risks and Ensuring Electrical Safety
During the 1960s and 1970s, aluminum wiring was commonly used in homes due to its affordability and conductivity. However, over time, it became associated with fire hazards as electrical systems aged. At Kelly Electric, we specialize in mitigating the fire risks associated with aluminum wiring through effective repair or replacement solutions. Our team of licensed and highly-trained electricians is committed to delivering exceptional workmanship and unmatched customer experiences. We will visit your home, conduct a thorough inspection for aluminum wiring, and replace it with a safer alternative.
Understanding the Dangers of Aluminum Wiring
As mentioned earlier, aluminum wiring gained popularity for its weight, conductivity, and cost-effectiveness. While aluminum wire itself is not inherently dangerous, improper installation can pose fire risks. Aluminum expands and contracts with temperature fluctuations, which can cause connections to terminals to loosen over time. Loose connections can lead to sparks and overheating, particularly at switches, outlets, and other terminals.
Not all instances of aluminum wiring require immediate replacement. However, to ensure safety, it is crucial to have a professional electrician inspect your home's wiring if aluminum is present. Due to the potential hazards associated with this type of wiring, it is always recommended to have a trained professional perform the inspection. It's important to note that some home inspectors may not pass houses with aluminum wiring, which could impact the sale of your home.
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Effective Solutions for Aluminum Wiring
Transitioning to Copper Wiring
If your home has aluminum wiring, one viable option is to completely rewire it using copper wiring. Copper offers superior conductivity and stability, making it a safer alternative. However, this process can be extensive and require professional expertise.
Pig Tailing Method
In cases where complete rewiring may not be feasible, electricians may suggest a method known as pig tailing. This involves connecting each end of the aluminum wire to a copper wire strand using specialized wire connectors. Pig tailing modernizes the aluminum wiring sufficiently to meet most local codes and inspection requirements.
Call Our Aluminum Wiring Experts Today
If your home is older and you suspect it may have aluminum wiring, it is advisable to have it inspected. Our experienced team is ready to visit your home, assess the wiring situation, and recommend the best course of action to mitigate aluminum wiring hazards. We prioritize your needs and budget while ensuring the safety of your home's electrical system.
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We offer same-day repair and next-day installation services. The expert electricians at Kelly Electric will arrive on time, give you clear options, and treat you and your home with respect. Our technicians are highly-trained, background checked, and drug tested. You can always trust that you're in good hands at Kelly Electric.
We provide fast and effective home electrical repair in and around Delaware County. As a local business with offices in Havertown, Media, and Newtown Sq., we're committed to providing the best repair services possible for our community. No matter your electrical problem, we can provide a quick repair and an affordable, upfront rate.
Our Service Areas
Regardless of which commercial or residential electrical service you’re in need of, the electricians at Kelly Electric provide an array of interior and exterior electrical services in PA. We’re dedicated to providing cost-effective solutions for any sized project. Below is the list of Pennsylvania Counties and towns we serve. If your area is not listed below, please call us at 484-454-5494 to see if we can help you.
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