Hazards of Aluminum Wiring at Limberlost Condos
In an effort to improve safety and reduce the likelihood of future fires at Limberlost Condos, Finan Home Service will be conducting electrical inspections of all remaining Limberlost units over the coming weeks.
If you are wondering why these electricial inspections are taking place, they are a direct result of the October 3, 2015 fire at 1460 Limberlost Rd. The fire ultimately damaged 8 units. You can read the full story originally shared by the London Free Press on October 5th, 2015: “Fire at northwest London townhouse complex damages eight units“
What is Involved with the Limberlost Condos Electrical Inspection?
Introduction to Aluminum Wiring by Finan Home Service
Helpful Aluminum Wiring Resources for Homeowners:
Aluminum Wiring in Residential Installations:
The Electrical Safety Authority has received an increasing number of questions about the safety of aluminum wiring. In particular, purchasers or owners of homes built from the mid 1960’s until the late 1970’s with aluminum wiring.
Who Can Legally Do Electrical Work in Ontario:
Licensed Electrical Contractors (LEC) are the only businesses in Ontario legally authorized to do electrical work in your home. Always ask for an ESA/ECRA number to make sure you’re choosing the right electrical contractor.
What You Need to Know About Repairing Aluminum Wiring:
There are several deterioration processes in aluminum wire connections that cause increased resistance to the flow of electric current, resulting in damage that is cumulative in effect. That increased resistance causes overheat-ing, sometimes at hazardous levels, when current is flowing in the circuit.