Aluminum wiring was popular in homes between 1965 and 1972. By not upgrading your aluminum wiring you pose safety risks for your home and family. Below are 3 reasons you should upgrade aluminum wiring.
1. Aluminum wiring is a fire risk.
A CPSC-funded survey found that homes with aluminum wiring are 55 times more likely to catch fire than homes with copper wiring. Aluminum wiring deteriorates quickly and overheats easily. Aluminum connections can sometimes reach fire-starting temperatures without ever tripping a circuit breaker. It’s also difficult to tell when aluminum wiring is about to fail because there are few warning signs. Aluminum expands and contracts far more than copper does. This can cause connections to come loose, or worse, expose the bare wires. Prolonged exposure can corrode and oxidate the wires and overheat where it connects to outlets, light fixtures, or where it splices.
2. COPALUM has been thoroughly researched & tested.
Copalum’s advantages and disadvantages have been the subject of numerous investigations, laboratory testing, and demonstration projects. Electricians have been using Copalum for more than 30 years! It is an economical and long-lasting solution to typical aluminum wire issues. The CPSC has determined that it is a safe and reliable alternative. Owners of occupied and furnished homes choose Copalum because it avoids connection failures without having to rewire your home. A variety of techniques have been developed to attempt to repair aluminum wire. Only a complete rewiring and Copalum are currently guaranteed to fix aluminum wire issues. Repairing aluminum wire is a serious matter that shouldn’t be ignored.
3. The CSPC recommends COPALUM.
The U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission (CPSC) recommends two main methods for aluminum wiring repair: Copalum and complete rewiring. The latter, on the other hand, is an expensive undertaking, which is why many homeowners with aluminum wiring problems opt for Copalum; it is a cost-effective and dependable alternative to total rewiring. If you want Copalum installed in your home, contact Apex right now to schedule your project.
There you have it. 3 reasons to upgrade your aluminum wiring. Now is the time to upgrade your aluminum wiring with Copalum so that you can protect your family and your home.