Our Knob And Tube Rewiring Service – What Queens Homeowners Should Know
Knob and tube electrical wiring was utilized in homes between 1880 and 1935. At the time, this type of wiring was a great addition to the residential electrical system. Decades later, experts believe this is no longer the case. Today, knob and tube electrical wiring is believed to be a “fire hazard.”
Knob-and-tube wiring installation is unique, as it involves wrapping the wires around knobs constructed ceramic. Once the wiring is secured to the ceramic knobs, the electrician then pushes them through ceramic tubes.
The knob-and-tube wiring is generally visible in attics and crawlspaces. This is the first place to look if you are concerned about an outdated electrical system.
Is Knob And Tube Wiring Still Considered ‘Safe’
Unfortunately, the answer is “no.” The main problem, which was unknown at the time, is the system lacked ground rods and wires. The modern residential electrical system utilizes these components to minimize exposure risks. Without grounding, the household members are at risk of coming into contact with exposed knob and tube wiring.
An electrical shock has been linked to knob and tube wiring during minor repairs and routine maintenance. It is also believed to decrease the service life of appliances, electronics, and other electricity-powered devices.
Is Knob And Tube Wiring Linked To Reports Of Insufficient Power Issues?
Yes, knob and tube residential electrical systems have been associated with insufficient power. This mostly applies to modern electricity-powered components, such as a computer monitor, microwave, refrigerator, upright freezer, and clothes dryers.
Malfunctioning electrical devices, frequent circuit breaker tripping, and blown fuses may be related to your home’s electrical system. There is no time like now to start looking into a full rewiring of your outdated knob and tube electrical system.
Knob And Tube Wiring Linked To House Fires Due To Insulation
Some brands do not utilize flame retardant materials for their insulation products. This is seriously a bad decision, especially when the application is residential. Insulation offers a broad range of benefits. But, when utilized to insulate residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, the lack of flame retardant protection increases fire hazards.
Knob and tube wiring has been linked to house fires that are associated with insulation. When the wiring comes into contact with insulation that is not flame retardant, a spark is sure to happen. Even the slightest electrical spark can lead to a massive house fire when insulation is involved.
Our Residential Electrical Knob And Tube Rewiring Prices
While we would love to provide Queens’ homeowners with an electrical system rewiring quote over the phone, it is just not possible. What this means is there is no safe way to give a quote without an in-home inspection. We want nothing better than to give you a quote but only if you agree to an electrical panel inspection. The cost of an electrical rewiring job varies from one home to another. A full in-home inspection will give us the information needed to do a quote.