Although our society depends on electricity all day, every day to keep moving forward, we shouldn’t forget how dangerous it can be when it’s not harnessed properly. It helps to know what kind of wiring you have so you can let your electrician serving San Jose know if you run into problems. Watch this video on why aluminum wiring can be dangerous .
Using aluminum wiring doesn’t guarantee a disaster, but there is a good reason that the industry has switched to copper. Copper doesn’t expand and contract as quickly as aluminum does, making it less volatile and more reliable for your electrical system. If it gets to the point where the connection breaks and electricity must move through the air to get to the next contact, the heat that is generated can lead to a fire. Keep an eye out for charred outlets and investigate any abnormal smells.