Safe Electrical Knob and Tube Wiring Removal Services
If you live in a house that was built before the 1950, chances are your property has been designed with knob and tube wiring. Considered state-of-the-art at the time of its introduction, this type of wiring can be very dangerous and create many problems today. It is also very common in most houses in North America, and the majority of insurance companies will pass up properties with this form of cabling, because of their high risk potential.
This type of wiring consists of two wires, a live and a neutral one, copper conductors, porcelain insulating tubes and porcelain knob insulators. The biggest problem with this system is that it includes no ground wire, offering no kind of protection in case of faults. Knob and tube wiring can be responsible for electrical problems in numerous houses, and removal of this system is not only advisable, but even imposed by new building regulations. Since this sort of wiring isn’t capable of handling some charges that can cross it, it may lead to dangers like fires or even serious injuries. The range and intensity of electrical charges used in modern buildings can vary and requires special equipment and materials that make the knob and tube scheme invalid.
Standing legal electrical codes nowadays ban knob and tube wiring because of the many risks it presents. Qualified electricians can rewire a building, replacing this old system with new cables using much safer and reliable insulation materials.
Specialized Removal Services for Electrical Knob and Tube Wiring
Live Electric makes it its mission to take care of any problems the people of York, Pennsylvania might have, and electrical knob and tube wiring is a big problem, not only here, but around the country. We aim to help with that issue, offering specialized removal systems and assists with any electrical problems that might arise because of this type of cabling. Tackling both commercial and residential spaces, we can offer support and professional removal, making sure you and your family will take no more risks.
Even if you’re not sure what type of cabling your home has, a professional assessment will help put your mind at ease and take care of any potential problems, so they won’t escalate in the future. We know where to look and how to handle the problem swiftly and efficiently and we will give you advice on how best to proceed. Since this type of wiring can be dangerous if handled incorrectly, taking the matter into your own hands is strongly inadvisable. So give us a call today and allow us to keep you safe.