Should I replace my knob and tube wiring?
This is a question we get asked often. If this is weighing on your mind, give us call!
Every house is different and we can provide customized support to help you determine whether it is time to replace your knob and tube wiring.
As you make your decision to replace your wiring, here are some things to consider:
Inspection – Many of the older houses in the Puget Sound Region have knob and tube wiring if it has been altered or is frayed it is unsafe. It’s important to have a licensed electrician inspect it.
Safety – Knowing the condition of your knob and tube system and whether it is up to code is key to ensuring your family’s safety. Knob and tube wiring doesn’t have a main breaker so there is nothing to protect it from overloading the service wires. A new 200-amp service panel with updated wiring can also be helpful for the modern day loads.
Resell value – Eventually you will need to invest in the safety of your home by updating your knob and tube electrical system to handle the latest technologies, which will increase the resell value of your home.
References – Before hiring an electrician find out their track record – Are they licensed? Do they offer design ideas (because if you are going to update your electrical system it is best to incorporate the latest technology and design options)? Are they courteous, respectful of your home and willing to work around your schedule?
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