Knob and Tube Replacement

Knob and tube wiring is an older style of wiring, and although it has been considered outdated for some time, it can still be found in homes all over the country. If your home still has knob and tube wiring still in place, it’s time to call in the expert Phoenix electricians here at Star Light Electric, so we can provide you with the knob and tube wiring removal and replacement services you need to keep your home safe.

Are you looking for a professional Phoenix electrician you can trust to provide you with an electrical safety inspection for your home? If so, give our team of skilled professionals a call today and let us show you the kind of quality results that have helped make us the premier electrical contractors serving the area.

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For Increased Safety - Upgrade your Home's Knob and Tube Wiring

Here at Star Light Electric, we put our valued clients’ safety first, and one of the ways we’re able to do so is by helping to update our clients’ electrical systems when something is outdated or dangerous, especially in the case of your electrical wiring. With our knob and tube wiring removal and replacement services, our team of skilled electricians can help you bring your system up to date on current electrical codes, as well as help to improve the safety and efficiency of your home.

If you have any questions about our full line of knob and tube wiring removal and replacement services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, give us a call today. Our team of experts are always standing by and would be happy to assist you.

Knob and Tube Replacement

Knob and tube wiring was installed in homes from the 1880s to the 1940s. An arrangement of protected wiring was hung around porcelain knobs. The wire generally experienced open areas, yet it was ensured by a porcelain tube when it needed to experience the wood. The framework was useful for the time, yet it had no grounding wire, and it depended upon the “open-air” to deliver heat. Numerous homes today have the protection that creates a fire hazard. Added to the risk created by having no grounding wire and conceivable degradation of the wires, the framework is best replaced by more current wiring joined by GFCI outlets.

Why Do You Need a Knob and Tube Upgrade?

Knob and tube are outdated and is risky for some reasons. The hot and impartial wires are run independently around the house, and there is no assurance for the wires other than the tubes. Regardless of whether the knob and tube establishment is disregarded and has stayed in excellent condition, it is as yet not a prominently safe circumstance. The principle contrast between current wiring and this kind of wiring is that no ground wire is detected. The ground wire is what makes the cutting edge for electrical establishment that shields from the risk of stuns and fire. Likewise, in storage rooms and storm cellars that are not completed, the wires’ protection can become frayed once more, causing a hazardous fire hazard.

What to Expect During a Knob and Tube Upgrade

To redesign an entire house and resign old knob and tube wiring, the homeowner needs to focus on genuine harm being done to the dividers and roofs. We should open up the dividers at each switch, source, and light opening and run new conduits and wires to all locations in the house. For the most part, we work with a drywall or painting contractor who will fix and re-paint the dividers when we completed them to guarantee your home looks all-around great. Moreover, all knob and tube reworks are examined by the neighborhood inspection authorities. This employment is typically required when another homeowner acquires an older home. Even though this is a real responsibility by the homeowner, it should be done to guarantee you and your family’s safety.