Why is copper theft so important?September 12, 2009
With copper at all-time high prices, copper theft has reached epidemic levels throughout the United States. Recent estimates suggest that copper theft has cost businesses and homeowners nearly a billion dollars in the State of Florida alone! Experts agree the situation is likely to get worse due to the economy.
Air conditioning units are the most popular target of thieves, packed to the brim with copper coil. This is very convenient for the thief, and the coil can be stolen from your unprotected unit in minutes. The thief can cash this copper out for upwards of 150 dollars. Quite a lucrative bit to leave for any common thief to walk away with!
The thief pockets a couple hundred dollars for the couple of units they hit in a day, and leave homeowners in the uncomfortable position of not having air conditioning until they spend the three to seven thousand dollars a new air conditioning system typically runs. Uncomfortable for homeowners, devastating for businesses.
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