Birmingham Knob & Tube Wiring Specialists
Older homes come with their own sense of unique charm, as well as unique problems. The presence of knob and tube wiring is something still too commonly found in homes built prior to the 1950s.
Aside from being outdated and incapable of being able to consistently meet modern day demand for electrical supply, this system can pose a safety threat. At Dr. Electric, we want to be a part of helping to ensure that your home meets current standards, and will keep you and your loved ones safe.
Let Our Specialists Update Your Know And Tube Wiring
If you know or suspect that your dwelling is still outfitted with this type of electrical system, you need to make a call, today! Even if a home inspection didn't uncover knob and tube wiring, it may still be hiding in your walls.
Originally used from the 1880s to the late 1930s, however it was still implemented by some electricians all the way into the '70s. This is why it is so important to have your home thoroughly inspected by a reputable Birmingham electrician.
The system was comprised of ceramic knobs that held wires in place and ceramic tubes meant to work like protective casings. Unfortunately, part of the design flaw is the fact that it only uses a hot and neutral wire, lacking a ground wire, like modern electrical systems.
Also, the wires tend to come loose which can result in arcing and sparks, which can lead to shocks, electrocution or fires.
You may be lucky and never run into any problems with your knob and tube wiring, but what take that kind of chance? Let us update your electrical wiring for you.
Professional Safe Knob & Tube Wiring Services
Any safety risk is too great a risk, and we want to be able to help you resolve your possible electrical problems. You may not even be able to get homeowners' insurance if you still have this type of wiring. You can still have the historical home, but we want to make it as comfortable, convenient and safe as possible.
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