Knob & Tube Replacement & Repair In Vacaville
Was your Vacaville area home built before the 1950s? If so, you may need a knob and tube wiring replacement or repair.
The biggest reason for this old wiring to fail is the insulation wrapped around the wire. It becomes brittle and rots over time, leaving an exposed hot wire. Also, it’s not grounded, which means there’s no protection if a fault in the wire occurs. Kitchens and bathrooms are especially at risk for shock or injury.
Taurus Electrical Services is an experienced and licensed electrician with certification in knob and tube wiring inspections, replacements, and electrical repairs. Because it’s known to fail, we urge you to call us about a knob and tube wiring replacement assessment for your Vacaville area home or commercial business.
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Knob & Tube Replacements
If you own a small home and you don’t have many heavy appliances or electronics, you may be just fine without a knob and tube wiring replacement.
It can be sufficient for some people as long as the installation and any previous repairs were done right. However, you still need to get it inspected because it may need repairs.
A knob & tube wiring replacement means tearing out all the old wiring and replacing it with modern components. A complete replacement should always be done when you have this type of wiring and your household demand for power is higher than what the electrical system can support.
Since this outdated wire was used back in the 1880s to the early 1940s, most people have more appliances and electronics than it was made to support. A knob and tube wiring replacement is necessary for safety.
How to Identify Knob & Tube Wiring
Knob and tube wiring isn’t hard to identify because it’s usually exposed in areas like the garage, laundry room, basement, and shed. The electrical wires are snaked through ceramic knobs which are nailed to joists.
Look for exposed wiring with white ceramic knobs. If you can’t see any wire, go up in the attic to look or go ahead and call us so our certified electrician can inspect it for you. Keep in mind that some homes have been remodeled with new wiring, so you may have both.