I went to replace the cover on an outlet and noticed dark charring. Pulled it open to reveal that the plug had disintegrated and that the insulation on the wiring had melted off. The wiring is aluminium.
I will eventually pull all the wiring and replace it , as it is in only the one room, an addition built in the 70's.
In the meantime how can I make it safe? Can I put heat shrink tubing on the wire and replace the outlet with one rated for aluminium?
What would an electrician do?