Lansdowne Knob & Tube Wiring Replacement

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The electrical wiring in your home is a complex system and can confuse many homeowners. When choosing a company for something as important as knob and tube wiring replacement, you want to make sure you’re choosing someone you can trust.

At JDV Electric, our technicians are always licensed, background-checked, and drug-tested. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee because we are confident that we will always get the job done right and that you will be happy with your experience.

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What Is Knob & Tube Wiring?

Knob and tube wiring is the first electrical system every used in homes. Knob and tube wiring was installed in homes from the 1900s up until the 1970s. Although knob and tube wiring may have been state of the art at its time, it’s not equipped to handle the electrical demands of the modern home.

Knob and tube wiring consists of ceramic knobs which hold wires in place and ceramic tubes that encase these wires. Knob and tube wiring only consists of two wires, a black (hot) wire and a white (neutral) wire. This differs greatly from modern systems which use 3 wires, including a ground wire which absorbs excess current. Without this ground wire, your home is susceptible to dangerous electrical fires and shocks.

Why Should I Replace Knob & Tube Wiring?

You may be wondering why knob and tube removal is so important. The National Electric Code has stated that knob and tube wiring in hollow spaces of walls, ceilings, or attics should never be used. Although this code is not mandatory, it is important to consider the dangers involved in having a home with knob and tube wiring as well as the higher insurance premiums and repair costs that may come along with it.

Although knob and tube wiring may not seem dangerous when it’s intact and properly functioning, it’s important to remember that many homes containing this type of wiring are old. This is a sure sign that the electrical has been subjected to many years of wear and tear, poor mechanical repairs, and heightened electrical demand.

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What Kind of Investment Is Required for Knob & Tube Replacement?

Knob and tube wiring upgrade may sound like an overwhelming and expensive job. It may be tempting to tackle this job yourself but you should always hire a professional electrician for this type of job. Replacing knob and tube wiring can cost anywhere between $5,000 to $9,000+ depending on the size of your home and the amount of electrical that needs to be replaced.

Although this may seem like a large up-front investment, you can’t put a price on the peace of mind you will have knowing your home isn’t vulnerable to poorly working electrical, fires, and fatal electrical shocks. If you have knob and tube wiring in your home, it will need to be replaced eventually because it is likely already degrading and causing your home’s electrical to suffer the effects. If you want to find out more about replacing knob and tube wiring, call us today!

JDV Electric is your trusted local electrician. We offer flat-rate pricing and we are locally owned and operated since 2005. We are experienced in completing tough electrical jobs such as home rewiring and knob and tube replacement so you never have to worry about your home’s electrical. Call us today at 610-364-5099 to schedule your service!