Mister Sparky®
Call Us Anytime, Day or Night! (800) 906-4577
Find A Location Near You

Find Your Local Mister Sparky Location Today

Find Your Local Electrician
Please enter a Zip Code
Please enter a valid Zip Code

Aluminum Wiring Electricians

Our Team Is Ready to Mitigate Fire Risks from Aluminum Wiring

In the 1960s and 1970s, home builders used aluminum wiring because of affordability and conductive properties. However, the wiring was later tied to fire hazards as electrical systems in homes began to age. At Mister Sparky®, we’re ready to help you mitigate the fire risks associated with aluminum wiring through repair or replacement. Our electricians are licensed and highly-trained so that they can provide quality work and unrivaled customer experiences. We’ll come to your home, inspect for aluminum wiring, and then replace it with a safer type of wiring.

Is Aluminum Wiring Dangerous?

As mentioned above, aluminum wire was popular in the 1960s and 1970s because of its weight, conductivity, and low cost. Though it has a bad reputation, aluminum wire is not always a fire risk if installed properly. Since aluminum shrinks and expands depending on the temperature, its connections to terminals can naturally loosen. Improperly secured aluminum wiring can loosen over time and cause sparks and overheating. The dangerous parts of aluminum wiring are at switches, outlets, and other terminals.

Electricians may not always need to replace aluminum wiring. However, if your home has aluminum wiring, you should always have it inspected by an electrician for safety. Since this type of wiring has the potential to be exceptionally dangerous, a pro should always be the one to inspect it. If you’re planning on selling your home soon, know that some home inspectors will no longer pass houses with aluminum wiring.

Aluminum Wiring Solutions

  • Converting to Copper Wiring

If your home has aluminum wiring, two options can help ensure that the wiring isn’t dangerous. The first and most obvious answer is a complete rewiring of your home. An electrician should use copper wire to replace aluminum because of its conductivity and stability. However, this process can be extensive.

  • Pig Tailing

When complete rewiring isn’t a viable solution, an electrician might suggest something known as pig tailing. Pig tailing describes the process of connecting the end of every aluminum wire in a home to a copper wire strand using a special wire connector. Pig tailing modernizes aluminum wiring enough to pass most local codes and inspections.

Call Our Aluminum Wiring Electricians Today

If your home is older and you’re uncertain if it has aluminum wiring, it probably does. Our team is ready to come to your home, inspect its wiring, and help you decide the best way to mitigate hazards from aluminum wires. We always consider your needs and budgets as we make your home’s electrical systems safer.

At Mister Sparky®, we’re proud of the service provided by our experienced electricians. Every member of our team receives training that follows the highest industry standards. Besides being expert electricians, we’re also friendly and courteous! We’ll show up on time, provide personable service, and back all our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Electrical work can be dangerous, so let our pros handle it for you!

We ready to answer your questions about aluminum wiring at (800) 906-4577. We take calls 24/7 for your convenience.

Play It Safe & Choose Mister Sparky®
  • 100% Satisfaction
    You’ll get an extra level of protection and peace of mind with our UWin Guarantee.
  • Local Technicians
    You Can Trust

    All Mister Sparky techs are trained, licensed, insured, and local.

  • StraightForward
    We’ll give you options for your service so you know exactly what you’re getting.
  • 24/7 Emergency
    Our electricians are here for you, no matter the time of day…or night!

Sparks Fly Between Us and Our Customers

    "We had a great experience with Mister Sparky's Varick Harris who diagnosed and fixed a very tricky electrical problem for us. He was smart, personable and a pleasure to do business with. Can't ..."

    - Bartol Stone Read More

    "We called Mister Sparky and they came fast. Roberto diagnosed our entire house quickly, answered all my questions, walked me through the entire issue, and fixed everything in a timely manner. He ..."

    - David D. Read More

    "Very Professional. Courteous. Fair. Pricing. Neatly dressed, wore foot coverings over shoes to protect flooring."

    - Patricia T. Read More

    "Thomas was dispatched to my house in Royal Harbor to identify and repair what appeared to be a bad circuit. After arriving, he was quickly at work up in the attic, down in the family room, and in the ..."

    - Pud P. Read More

    "I had previously written a review on 05/01/2022 but could not locate it. I had to be sure that both Jason Wallner and Jimmy Kelling were recognized for their professionalism and satisfactory services ..."

    - Yolanda N. Read More

    "We needed a 110v outlet installed for an upcoming gas range installation.. Thanks so much, Chris & Vince, for a great job. Well done."

    - Mark & Fran I. Read More
Sparks Fly Between Us and Our Customers

Find Your Local Mister Sparky Location Today

Find Your Local Electrician
Please enter a Zip Code
Please enter a valid Zip Code

Part of the Authority Brands Family

Authority Brands is the leading provider of in-home services, building brands that support the success of franchisees as well as better the lives of the homeowners we serve and the people we employ.