A few decades ago, aluminum wiring became popular as an inexpensive alternative to expensive copper wiring. Unfortunately, it is not a good option in terms of safety and efficiency. If your home has aluminum wiring, routine assessments and maintenance are essential because once it oxidizes, such wiring poses a significant risk of fire.
Count on Thormack Electric for convenient and timely inspections as well as servicing, and stay safe from aluminum wiring hazards in Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Beaumont, Leduc and Nisku. Our highly skilled and experienced professionals also offer 24/7 emergency electrical services along with other routine jobs, including repair and replacement of outlets, sub panels, circuits, etc.
What Makes Aluminum Wiring Hazardous?
The properties of aluminum like higher electrical resistance, expansion, galvanic corrosion and oxidation make this wiring more prone to fire hazards. Signs like flickering lights, sizzling sounds in wiring, warm cover plates and discolouration of switches must not be ignored, and we recommend that you call the professionals immediately.
At Thormack Electric, we provide an aluminum pigtailing service that ensures safe electrical connections. Pigtailing is a technique wherein a short copper wire is attached to the ends of aluminum wire, making such critical joints safe for electricity flow. This technique eliminates the chances of overheating and arcing in aluminum wire circuits.
For more details regarding aluminum wiring hazards and our services, speak to our team now.