Aluminum Wiring Repair

Quick and Easy Aluminum Wiring Repair from West Central Florida’s Most Trusted Electricians

Old aluminum wiring can prevent you from fully insuring or selling your home. Taddeo Electric makes the repair process easy with Al/Cu connectors that target the problem areas in your home. Our trained technicians complete the process on your timeline.

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 corrode 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.

1. Rewire the entire home with copper wire. This solution eliminates the issue, but it is both time-consuming and cost-prohibitive for most homeowners.

2. 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.

3. Remediate 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 for the remediation ensures the process is safe, permanent, and accepted by your insurer.

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 aluminum wiring remediation.

Here are some frequently asked questions about our aluminum wiring repair service:

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 remediation, 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.

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Name
Address
The date you would like the repair to be done by. We'll do our best to work within your timeline!
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.

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