Quick and Easy Aluminum Wiring Repair from West Central Florida’s Most Trusted Electricians
Is Old Aluminum Wiring Preventing You from Selling or Insuring Your Home?
Taddeo Electric simplifies the remediation process for a hassle-free experience that keeps your plans on-time and on track.
What is aluminum wiring, and why does it need to be repaired?
You may have discovered your home’s aluminum wiring during a home inspection or while doing some DIY repairs.
While homes are typically wired with copper, the copper shortage in the 1960s and early 1970s caused the price to skyrocket. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, homes built in that time were often wired with aluminum, a cheaper alternative.
But aluminum is not as durable as copper. It is more likely to rust or create hotspots.
Plus, our growing dependence on electronics has greatly increased the electrical load on our homes, which aluminum cannot always handle safely.
The most likely problem spots in your home’s wiring are at the connection points (such as outlets and light switches). Many of today’s wiring devices are not rated for aluminum wire.
Unlike copper, aluminum can overheat at these connections, creating electrical hazards behind your walls.
Without aluminum wiring repair, you may not be able to sell your home or get it fully insured.
Using aluminum wiring for most connections does not meet the safety code in the state of Florida. If an accident were to happen due to aluminum wiring, some insurers may label it a result of “policyholder negligence” and refuse to cover the damage.
But that does not mean you are stuck with a home you can’t sell or insure.
Homeowners can choose between three approved methods for repairing aluminum wiring in their homes.
- Rewire the entire home with copper wire. This solution eliminates the issue, but it is both time-consuming and cost-prohibitive for most homeowners.
- Repair the aluminum wire with Copalum connectors. This method is cheaper than replacing all of the aluminum wiring. But these connections can only be installed by certified Copalum technicians, who may not be available in your area.
- Repair the wiring with aluminum-copper (Al/Cu) connectors. The most cost-effective of the approved methods, this process can be completed by any qualified electrician. While it can be completed by the homeowner, using a professional ensures the process is safe, permanent, and accepted by your insurer.
Aluminum Wiring Repair
Our electricians at Taddeo Electric are trained in using Al/Cu connectors to repair aluminum wiring.
This time- and money-saving process is approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. When done correctly, the installation of Al/Cu connectors will bring your home up to code.
What you can expect from Taddeo Electric for aluminum wiring repair.
We know that managing repairs is the last thing you want to do when you are trying to insure or sell your home. At Taddeo, we keep your safety and convenience top-of-mind when it comes to our aluminum wiring repair service.
Here are some frequently asked questions about our aluminum wiring repair service:
We complete the work over the course of one business day. Other than shifting furniture so our electricians can access outlets and switches, you can quickly move on with the plans you have for your home.
Homeowners do not need to be present when the work is being done. Do you own a vacation home or rental? We will work with your property manager throughout the process and save you the cost of a trip.
How will I receive documentation in order to sell or insure my home?
All forms and documentation are online. When the job is complete, you will receive digital photos and paperwork that you can forward to the necessary parties.
Follow these simple steps to get your free estimate for aluminum wiring repair.
STEP 1: Gather your information. In the form below, you will need to enter…
- Your first and last name
- The address of the home
- Your phone number and email address
- A requested completion date so we can work within your timeline
- The number of devices needing repair*
- The number of aluminum wires in your electrical service panel**
*To determine the number of devices needing repair, count all outlets and light switches in the home. Keep in mind that areas of the home that have been remodeled or added on most likely do not need the repair.
**Only if you are comfortable removing the cover of your service panel to take a look inside. Otherwise, simply enter a number between 9 and 12, as this is the standard in most homes.
NOTE: Large appliances that use a 220-volt line can safely use aluminum wiring. This includes electric ranges, washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, and more. Do not include these circuits in your count of service panel wires.
STEP 2: Fill out the online form below.
Get your Free Aluminum Wiring Repair Estimate
Once you’ve submitted the form, expect to receive an estimate for the work within 24 business hours.
We will send you both a text and an email that will take you to a PDF.
You can choose to either accept or decline the estimate right there in the document.
What are the next steps for your aluminum wiring repair?
Once you’ve accepted our estimate for the aluminum wiring repair, you will receive an electronic deposit invoice within 24 business hours. A deposit of only 25% will get the job started. We will order your materials and contact you to schedule your service once we have them in stock.
Aluminum Wiring Repair
At Taddeo Electric, we’re committed to professional service that keeps your home and loved ones safe.
Are you looking for quick and efficient aluminum wiring repair so you can insure or sell your West Central Florida home? Fill out our free estimate form today.