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Driven Power Systems is a local, family-owned business offering quality electrical services from qualified journeymen and master electricians. If you are concerned about aluminum wiring in your home, we offer aluminum mitigation in Largo, Pinellas County, and Tampa Bay to bring your home up to code and ensure your safety. We have more than 26 years of experience in our trade, so you can feel confident in our ability to handle large jobs safely and efficiently.
The Dangers of Aluminum Wiring
Aluminum wiring was widely used from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, due to high copper prices at the time. After many homes caught fire, aluminum wiring stopped being used. The biggest danger of aluminum wiring is the risk of electrical fires, which is more than 50 times higher than with copper wiring. Properties with aluminum wiring are at a much higher risk of electrical fire, due to the wiring overheating at the connections.
It is important to know that aluminum wiring does not meet current electrical codes. If the wiring in your home is aluminum, an electrician or building inspector will recommend replacing it with copper or aluminum mitigation. In some cases, it can be difficult to get property insurance when the house has aluminum wiring and, if you can get insurance, you may pay a higher premium.
The Aluminum Mitigation Process
Improving the safety of your electrical system does not require completely replacing all your aluminum wiring. Since the problem with this wiring is overheating at the connections, aluminum mitigation in is effective for solving the problem and less expensive than whole-house rewiring. This involves installing a section of copper wire at the end of the existing wiring.
Copper wiring is connected to the ends of wires at the:
Aluminum mitigation is specialized work that should be handled by a qualified electrician. Professional electricians have the training needed to safely handle aluminum wiring mitigation and make sure all connectors are replaced with copper to reduce the risk of devastating injuries or property damage.
Your electrician can inspect your electrical system to confirm the presence of aluminum wiring and discuss the work that may be needed for aluminum wiring mitigation and any other upgrades that may be needed to bring your property up to code. When the job is complete, your property will be safer, you will save money on insurance premiums, and the value of your home will be increased.
Whether you need commercial electrical installation or help with a repair issue, the skilled electricians at Driven Power Systems can help. We have extensive training and decades of experience in commercial electrical in Largo, Florida.
We understand the urgency of restoring your electrical system when something goes wrong, and our electricians work hard to get you back to business as soon as possible.
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If you aren’t sure whether your home has aluminum wiring or have concerns about the safety of your electrical wiring, the best place to start is with an inspection from a qualified electrician. We can check your system to confirm the presence of aluminum wiring, explain the work that is needed, and provide a free estimate on aluminum mitigation in Largo, Florida.
Please call Driven Power Systems at (727) 353-5186 to schedule your aluminum wiring mitigation service.
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