Find Out If You Need A Knob & Tube Wiring Replacement
Knob and Tube Wiring is another type of wire that often needs to be replaced. Our Albuquerque Electricians can replace your knob & tube wiring with modern copper wiring throughout your entire house.
Your electrical safety is one of our highest priorities, so you can rest assured that our certified electrical service company will do a diligent job of assessing your home's electrical system and replacing any outdated wiring as necessary.
- Honest assessments
- Competitive estimates
- Expert inspections
- Reliable wiring replacements
Recognize What Knob & Tube Wiring Looks Like
You can recognize knob and tube wiring by looking for exposed wires that are attached to the house framing with a white cylindrical porcelain knob insulator. It is very common to find exposed wires in unfinished garages, attics, crawlspaces, or sheds.
- White porcelain insulators
- Exposed wiring
- Insulators may be broken
Replace Your Knob & Tube Wiring For Safety
The old knob & tube wiring was designed to carry less electrical current than today's copper wiring. It became outdated after the 1930's but some new homes were still built with the outdated wire.
Modern air conditioners, dishwashers, and high current devices pull too much electricity for the knob and tube wiring to handle. This causes old wires to get hot and become a fire hazard.
- This wiring has no ground conductor
- The wire insulation is likely deteriorating
- Exposed wiring is easy to damage
- Improper repairs are done on this wiring regularly
Regulations about electrical wiring change from time to time as authorities increase the level of electrical safety in homes.
The old knob and tube wiring is not reliable to support the power demands of a modern household. It is important that homeowners periodically have their wiring checked to ensure that it is still able to support all the electronics and appliances.
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