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Aluminum wiring replacement: Many homes built in the mid 1960’s and early 1970’s were wired with aluminum wiring instead of copper. Unfortunately, aluminum wiring has been found to pose a fire hazard. Wherever aluminum is spliced or makes a connection with an outlet, switch, or circuit breaker, the aluminum wire is a potential fire hazard. At these connection points, the aluminum expands or shrinks with temperature changes. Over time, this continual expansion and contraction can cause breaks in the circuit and cause overheating, sparks or fire. Some electricians may insist that your entire home should be rewired. Fortunately, this isn’t always the necessary. The safety issue can be resolved simply by adding copper connection points to the ends of the aluminum wires where they connect to switches, outlets, and circuit breakers. If this was done more than 30 years ago, you might consider having the wiring inspected to determine its condition. Aluminum retrofits should only be performed by qualified technicians. Electrical Experts’ technicians are trained in the inspection and correction of the wiring in older homes to keep you and your family safe.