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Aluminum wiring upgrade

Inspection, replacement or rewiring

flickering lights and unstable voltage indicate problems with aluminum wiring. Call Windsor-Essex electrician 226 783 4016

Oxidation, burning and bad contact repair

Windsor-Essex electrician is a licensed, code compliant, dependable, and affordable expert who will bring your house or building to a safe condition in two days or less.

Our formal upgrade certificate will cut your home or property insurance premiums. The much safer system will also give you a peace of mind and pay for itself in less than five years.

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Is my house safe? It is NOT safe and could be outright dangerous if it has never been checked and reconditioned. Aluminum conductors are linked to hundreds of thousands of small problems and large fires in North America.

On another hand, the aluminum wiring that has been professionally brought to electrical code or upgraded by an electrical contractor could be perfectly safe!

House aluminum wiring could be very dangerous. Call electrician in Windsor, Ontario 226 783 4016

How much does it cost?

Bringing the inferior system to code and to a safe condition would cost from $1400 to $2800 for a house of 2000 sq. f. or so.

The lower price is applicable if customer is willing to take down all light fixtures before and reinstall them after the upgrade.

The higher price tag is given to homeowners with multiple ceiling fans, GFCI wall plugs, and where various unrelated code violations were present.

The price would go up considerably if the new line installation and/or circuit replacement were necessary to eliminate hazards associated with pre-existing illegal or dangerous branch circuit conditions.

Sparks or any sounds coming out of electrial boxes indicate presence of a dangerous condition. Call electrician in Windsor, Ontario 226 783 4016

A question:

Dear electrician, I recently bought an old, 1939 detached house in Windsor, ON. The seller produced a report stating that the house met all code requirements.

I also had a general inspection done before buying it.

In a few months I found out that the wiring was mostly knob and tube and some aluminum with hundreds of code violations. ESA inspection confirmed that. A couple of quotes I got said it would now cost me around $14,000 to rewire.

Can I make the previous owner cover the costs of it? Is he responsible?

The seller should have known better. And he should have told me instead of covering up the crap.

An answer:

A buyer obviously did not do his own inspection. You "saved" on not doing a thorough system check. You had an opportunity to exercise due diligence but did not.

Why should someone else pay for your mistake? Why should other people pay for your problem or your renovation?

Learn from this and hire a qualified electrical contractor/inspector BEFORE. Pay from $200 to $600 depending on how deep you would like him to inspect.

In your case you could have saved $10K or more! But you did not do the right thing and you are the only one to blame.

Prevent light flickering in Amherstburg, outages in Tecumseh, oxidation in Lakeshore, and insulation burning. Replace aluminum with copper in LaSalle, Ontario. Call Essex electrician to upgrade it to a safe condition, protect your home and family from fire.

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