Knob and Tube Wiring Replacement

The nice thing about technology is that the tools used to create, build and repair gets infinitely stronger as time progresses and new methods and materials are discovered.

The builders, electricians and contractors that came before us achieved maximum success with the tools at their disposal, but in the world of today we have even greater resources for making our homes safe and reliable. The methods of yesteryear were effective, but that is not to say that they cannot be improved upon.

Case in point would be the knob and tube wiring jobs that were commonplace in the home during the early 1900s. At Power Electrical, we see this wiring method quite a bit and although we enjoy marveling at the resourcefulness of our predecessors, the fact is that our technological advances have simply made it obsolete. For that reason, we specialize in replacement jobs for knob and tube wiring and no job is too big for us!

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Adequate Experience of Replacing Knob and Tube Wiring

Residential rewiring of this type is not an easy task, but we like to think we’ve streamlined the process somewhat and our technicians are second to none. We consistently work with some of the largest residential builders in Canada and specialize in new builds. But, we never shy away from renovating an individual home or an office space. We excel at replacing the old knob and tube wiring method. The traditional method requires your home’s electrical connections to be routed through the wooden beams under your home or in the attic. To protect the wires, they are run through the beams inside of a ceramic knob. In the olden days, it was a solid technology that has proved its worth. The problem is that it can be difficult to patch the holes as you replace the wiring over time. At Power Electrical, we’ve been replacing this sort of wiring for over two decades. So, when we get to your home and identify the problem, we can hit the ground running.

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No Quit Attitude

The major issue with knob and tube wiring is the lack of a ground wire. Failure to have a ground wire creates the likelihood of a shock hazard that could also become a fire. Many a times as insulation is added over the years, the wires, knobs and tubes are buried. As a result, it can be difficult to find them. At Power Electrical, our policy is to leave your home in better condition than before. We ensure to keep the work space clean and accessible.

As we mentioned above, knob and tube wiring is common in older homes and we see it quite a bit, so if you happen to encounter it and note that the wire condition is poor, we would be happy to come out and give you a detailed quote. Our quote explains not only what we are doing, but also why we’re doing it. It will help you to have peace of mind knowing that the project will be handled in a professional manner. Our electricians will work hard to create minimum power outages. Rest assured! Power Electrical will follow all the Canadian Electrical Code regulations so that the job is done right the first time.
 

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