ALUMINUM WIRE REPAIR, WE PERMANENTLY REPAIR THE HAZARDS OF ALUMINUM WIRING!
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Aluminum Wiring was used in the construction of roughly 1.5 million U.S. homes built between 1965 and 1973. According to a report published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), homes wired with aluminum wire manufactured before 1972 ("old technology" aluminum wire) are 55 times more likely to have one or more connections reach Fire Hazard Conditions than is a home wired with copper. This problem only gets worse with time. The aluminum-wired connections that fail tend to progressively deteriorate at a slow rate, and after many years can reach very high temperature while still remaining electrically functional in the circuits. A large number of connection burnouts have occurred in aluminum-wired homes. Many fires have occurred some involving injury and death.
The Aluminum Industry Wins in Court
Initial investigations into hazards associated with aluminum wiring were spearheaded by the CPSC. The federal agency works very closely with manufacturers and testing organizations like the UL. Its findings are taken seriously due in part to its ability to impose industry standards.
In the mid-1970s, the CPSC began distributing information concerning the potential hazards of aluminum wiring. It also was working to seek relief for people with homes wired with aluminum. This resulted in a 1976 lawsuit filed by Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation against the CPSC, ending in 1979 with a federal appeals court ruling that deemed electrical distribution items not to be consumer products.
Since the CPSC has jurisdiction over consumer products, the area of electrical wiring falls outside of the CPSC’s boundaries. As a result of this ruling, the CPSC investigations into the potential hazards associated with aluminum wiring ceased and efforts to change testing standards or to remove certain products from the UL listing lost their steam.
As you can imagine this technicality did nothing to help those with aluminum wiring mitigate the hazard but we at Aluminum Wire Repair, Inc. will.
Luckily, much can be done to correct this problem. This website will allow you to review many of the relevant publications on the problem and on all the acceptable repairs that allow you to significantly reduce your risk.
Our business is improving your safety and providing you with the best possible peace of mind. We will evaluate your existing situation and with this knowledge provide specific advice on the most effective corrective measures to reduce your aluminum wiring hazard.
Our credo is that we will treat every customer just as we would like to be treated in every way. In addition to bringing you Reliability, Quality and Value we promise to always say what we'll do and then to do exactly as we say.
Aluminum Wire Repair, Inc. was founded in 2002 out of necessity. As experienced electricians we realized that few professionals actually knew of all the risks associated with aluminum connections and even more alarming very little was known within the industry, about the few acceptable repair methods. In fact, most of the time, information obtained from residential electrical contractors materially conflicts with all the known research.
So, we continued our research and studies and began applying what we learned in the field. Here are some photographs of aluminum wiring hazards we've found in the field.
We are the premier aluminum wiring repair specialists. We are licensed, incorporated and fully insured, experienced electricians but more importantly we are COPALUM Certified (the preferred permanent method to mitigate the risks associated with aluminum wired connections) and our focus remains the effective correction of the hazards of aluminum wiring.
Please feel free to contact us for additional information or to schedule an evaluation of the wiring in your home today.
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