Knob and tube electrical systems first came alive in the late 1800s. Besides some potentially modernized upgrades, they are, for the most part, inefficient in today’s homes. They are unable to produce the necessary power needed in the average home.
If you live in an older home, chances are it has a knob and tube electrical system installed. This means you may experience frequent power outages and run the risk of serious electrical damages.
Why Replace Knob and Tube
Simply put, knob and tube wiring is a liability. Here’s why:
- It’s easily damaged by rodents and home renovations
- You may be denied homeowners insurance coverage
- The cloth and rubber insulation becomes fragile with age
- There is no safety grounding conductor
- They run the risk of overfusing
- They have a low circuit capacity
If your home has an outdated knob and tube electrical system installed, call the experts at Reliable Electrical Services today. These outdated systems can pose a serious threat to your home, so don’t wait until you have an issue, call today.
How Can Reliable Electrical Services Help?
To upgrade your wiring, we can increase circuit capacity and safely ground your home’s electricity with three prong outlets and arc fault protections.
Our electricians are always getting retrained and re-certified in all the latest technology. We are experts in replacing knob and tube wiring.
Let our professional electrical team help modernize your home’s wiring system. Call Reliable Electrical Services today!
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