Knob and Tube Wiring Removal and Replacement Service
Older houses can have knob and tube wiring which can be classified as dangerous by most insurance companies and is against many of today’s electrical building codes. If your house was built late 1800’s-1950’s it’s very likely to have knob and tube wiring.
Knob and Tube wiring uses two signal wires – a black (hot) wire and a white (neutral) wire to create a circuit. These wires are held with porcelain insulators (knobs). Knob and tube is an ungrounded electrical system. Back in the day it wasn’t a dangerous system but with the larger electrical loads of today it puts more heat through the wiring causing the insulation to break down and flake off, leaving an exposed wire. An exposed wire can arc to any metal objects around it like nails, heating ducts or screws which can easily start a fire.
You can check if your knob and tube wiring is active using a tick tracer. Touch the tick tracer to the outside of the wire, if it bleeps and lights up then it means there is electricity flowing through that knob and tube circuit.
If you have knob and tube wiring you should have a professional electrical contractor come and review it. The wiring may and not caused any issues now but over time it will degrade and could cause a fire or damage your electrical devices.
Don't delay call us at 226-400-1918 right away. With a quick inspection we can layout an affordable plan to get your house back to tip top electrical safety.