Whole House Wiring: Replace Knob And Tube Wiring
Do you know what kind of wiring you have in your home? Are you experiencing unexplained wiring problems? Are the lights flickering or does a fuse keep blowing?
If your home was built before 1950, you may have what is known as knob and tube electrical wiring.
If you do have knob and tube wiring in your house, you should consider replacing it immediately, as it is a fire hazard and no longer up to code according to Pittsburgh ordinances. When you decide it's time to replace your home's old outdated wiring, ensure a certified and properly licensed electrician like CW Electrical Services performs the electrical work.
Dangers of Knob and Tube Wiring
Knob and tube wiring was installed long before our modern appliances and electrical devices were invented. It was not designed to carry the kind of electrical load required by most modern lifestyles.
But knob and tube wiring also deteriorates. The insulation used can degrade, leaving you with exposed wires, which is a very dangerous fire hazard.
So if you do have knob and tube, it is time for you to replace old wiring in order to reduce the risk of shock or fire in your home.