Aluminum Wiring Remediation

The Expert on Aluminum Wiring Remediation in San Antonio, TX, and Nearby Areas

If you live in a vintage home, there’s a chance it relies on aluminum wiring. This type of material has been deemed hazardous because of its potential to overheat and cause fires. To have your wiring inspected in your Lone Star State home, call Hunter Service Group. Among our specializations is aluminum wiring remediation in San Antonio, TX, and the surrounding areas.

We’re a local electrical contractor committed to providing fast, reliable services. Be sure to get in touch with us as soon as you suspect an issue.

Common Aluminum Wiring Issues

Some of the aluminum wiring problems our team addresses include:

  • Sparking electrical outlets
  • Static problems with TVs, computers, or phones
  • Tripping circuit breakers
  • Unusual smells around switches and outlets
  • Warping
  • Excessive vibration

The Adverse Effects

Aluminum wiring is effective like copper wiring, but there are some additional problems and safety concerns that come with it. When current flows through the wire, the aluminum wire heats up, expands, and shrinks, causing loose connections and overheating problems. This repeated process makes the wiring structurally unstable, posing a fire hazard. Additionally, aluminum wiring rusts when exposed to the air, which impedes electrical flow. Over time, corrosion at terminal points works as an insulator and presents a fire hazard.

What to Expect During the Remediation

When you contact us for aluminum wiring remediation, our electricians will come to your home for a free inspection. We can replace the wiring following a procedure called “pigtailing.” This process involves splicing the wire with a piece of copper wire and then attaching the copper wire to the electrical device or lighting fixture. We’ll also replace switches and plugs around your home to remove anything damaged by aluminum wiring. You can count on us to complete the job with minimal damage to your drywall and leave a clean working area when done.

Aluminum Wiring Remediation FAQs

How Can I Tell I Have Aluminum Wiring in My Home?

You can check your electrical panel or inspect the cables running through your attic or basement. The cables may be marked ALUMINUM, ALUM, or AL. However, we recommend having a professional electrician do the inspection for you.

Why Does My Old Home Have Aluminum Wiring?

In the 1960s and 1970s, aluminum wiring was used as an alternative to copper wiring to save on construction costs.

Does Home Insurance Cover Aluminum Wiring?

Most insurance companies don’t cover homes with aluminum wiring, and if they do, they charge higher rates.

How Much Does Aluminum Wiring Remediation Cost?

It can be difficult to say exactly how much you’ll pay to have your home rewired because every job can change in scope. The cost will depend on several factors, including the overall state of your home, the age of your home, wiring accessibility, and more. We can come to your home for an inspection and give an accurate estimate for the job.

How Long Does the Rewiring Project Take?

The project can take 3-10 days to complete, but this time doesn’t account for the required finishing decoration works.

Count on Our Experts Today

When it comes to aluminum wiring remediation or other electrical repair services, look no further than Hunter Service Group. We ensure:

  • Skilled, experienced, and friendly electricians
  • Timely service
  • Upfront pricing
  • Same-day service
  • Reasonable rates

Contact us today for professional solutions to all your aluminum wiring concerns. Call our team or fill out the form to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in: