Aluminum Wiring and Copalum Repair
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The Safe, Affordable Way to Handle Aluminum Wiring Hazards
An estimated two million American homes were built or renovated using electrical circuits with aluminum wiring. And, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commision, “every outlet, light switch and junction box connected to such circuits is a fire waiting to happen.”
Escobar Construction LLC helps homeowners identify this risk and, when necessary, make fixes — including popular, cost-effective COPALUM repairs.
Aluminum wiring is found in many older homes, condominiums and apartments. It can expand and contract, loosening screws on switches. When this happens, the electricity carried by the wire arcs and moves back and forth, which causes switch plates to overheat and cause a fire.
Homes in older, planned communities in the Washington-Baltimore area such as Bowie, Columbia and Reston often have aluminum wiring.
Signs of aluminum wiring include:
Switch plates that are hot to the touch
Blacking around wall plates and receptacles