Did you know old aluminum wire can be hazardous? In the 1960s and 1970s, a number of homes and buildings were wired using #10- & #12-gauge aluminum branch circuit conductors in their walls. However, this type of wire was discontinued in the mid-1970s for safety reasons. Electrical connections at switches, outlets and light fixtures using this wire can come loose or break, causing fires and even leading to the destruction of homes and businesses.
(Note: Larger sizes of “new technology” aluminum wiring, which commonly supply power from the meter into your house, are perfectly safe.)
Fortunately, we can safely repair old aluminum wiring without having to replace your home’s entire electrical system. Specialized AMP/COPALUM repair can safely prevent aluminum wire connections from coming apart, and can restore the safety of your home without having to tear it apart in the process.
Curry Electric was the first electrical contractor in Cincinnati to be certified to perform these procedures, and we continue to train our technicians in the techniques required to do a safe and quality repair job. Our technicians complete extensive training for this type of repair and are factory certified to use the specialized tools involved in the procedure.
If you have aluminum wire in your walls, don’t worry—we’re here to help.
How can we help you? Contact us today for a survey and repair estimate.