Approved Methods to Fix Aluminum Wiring in Your Pensacola, FL Home

Aluminum wiring was installed in thousands of homes between the years 1960 to 1980. At the time home builders thought it was a great idea to install aluminum wiring instead of copper wiring. Now days, many home insurance companies consider aluminum wiring to be a fire hazard. Since the insurance companies find it unsafe, they are dropping clients who have aluminum wiring and refusing to renew contracts. To fix the problem, until recently, the only solution was to completely rewire a home that is infected with aluminum wiring. However, as of March 15, 2011 the state-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corporation approved two different alternative methods that are a lot cheaper.

Homeowners Get Shock Over Wires

Linda Helland is stuck in her northeast Pensacola home–unable to sell it–until she can have its electrical system rewired with copper.
It will cost a whopping $5,00 to $7,000, according to estimates she has received form electricians.
Like thousands of homes in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, Helland’s 1970’s home has aluminum branch wiring, which Florida insurance companies consider a potential fire hazard.