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Dangers of Knob and Tube Wiring
Do you live in a home or commercial building that was built in the 1900’s to the early 1950’s? If so, then your building is almost sure to have what is called “knob and tube” wiring or an ungrounded system. Knob and tube wiring was considered “state-of-the-art” back then, but now it is very dangerous, is in violation of current legal electrical codes and is not insured by most insurance companies.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace Knob and Tube Wiring?
Call CITYSIDE ELECTRIC LTD to get an exact price on a complete home rewire. The charges include everything from running new circuits to replacing fuses with modern circuit breakers. You’ll rest much better knowing your wiring meets modern electrical codes for safety and performance. and whether additional circuits are needed or not. If you are purchasing a home or building that has knob and tube wiring in place, try to make it a condition of the contract that this wiring be replaced within 30 days of the sale.
How Do I Know if I Have Knob and Tube Wiring?
If your home was built in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s there’s a good chance you do have this type of electrical wiring since it was considered state-of-the-art back then. Knob and tube wiring is more predominant in the basement or the attic. Our advice is to have a professional electrician inspect your home to make sure you don’t have any hidden two-strand wiring that is knob and tube.
Is Insurance Available for Knob and Tube Wiring?
Most insurance companies refuse to cover homes with knob and tube wiring in place because it does not have a ground wire. Companies may either require that the wiring be removed first or in some cases will allow from 30 to 60 days after policy inception to have it professionally removed. When buying a home with knob and tube wiring you should have a licensed electrician look the system over to determine the overall condition of the wiring. CITYSIDE ELECTRIC LTD recommends replacing knob and tube wiring with modern wiring. Give us a call today to find out if you have knob and tube wiring and to get a quote on the cost to replace it. In the long run, you’ll be glad you did.
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