Sierra Electrical Ltd. offers professional rewiring services in Edmonton and surrounding areas. A house fire can happen in an instance and it can destroy everything you’ve built. One of the most common causes of fire is electrical issues. But by taking the proper measures you can reduce the risk that a fire ever affects you and your family. One area that can be overlooked is the wiring in your house.
Did you know that electrical fires are about 50% more common in homes with aluminum wiring? But with an aluminum correction from Sierra Electrical Ltd. and our team of electricians in Edmonton, we can help reduce the risk of fire at your home. Are you ready to learn more about what we can do for you? If so, call Sierra Electrical Ltd. today and schedule a free rewiring estimate.
How to Tell if Your Home Has Aluminum Wiring
In some cases, homeowners are informed of the presence of aluminum wiring when they purchase a home. However, if you weren’t, you might be able to check for the wiring yourself. Simply head to your attic, basement, crawl space or any other services panel (without removing its cover) and check for the word “Aluminum,” or any abbreviations such as ALUM, AL, ALUM ACM, and AL ACM. You can also schedule an electrical safety inspection that will confirm any aluminum wiring or other concerns. Among the symptoms of aluminum wiring problems are:
Lights flickering that can’t be traced to a failing bulb or other cause
Plugs that won’t work even with the circuit energized
Smoke or sparking from electrical devices
Odours near switches or receptacles that resemble burning plastic
Static on your radio, television or computer
Discoloured, warm, or warped switch plate and receptacles
Circuit breakers and fuses that seem to trip for no reason
Schedule a Free Estimate Today
If you think your home may be at risk due to aluminum wiring, it’s best to call a professional electrician as soon as possible. At Sierra Electrical Ltd., we’ll make sure your home is safe and all your electrical components are up to code. For more information or to schedule a free rewiring estimate at your home, contact Sierra Electrical Ltd. today.