5 Reasons to Replace Knob and Tube Wiring

5 Reasons to Replace Knob and Tube Wiring

1.Safety
With your family and friends in your home safety is always the number 1 concern. If any modifications were made to tie in other circuits to the knob and tube it can cause a whole range of potential issues. If the insulation has broken down for the higher heat from the higher amperage knob and tube circuit you can have arcing to nearby nails or ducting. This is where the danger lies with knob and tube.

2.Add Value to Your Home
Nobody wants to be buying additional risk and more headaches so the value of your home increases by doing the work now rather than selling it onto someone else. With the way house prices are in going in Ontario you could easily make the investment back…and then some!

3.Power Outages
An ungrounded circuit such as those of knob and tube can cause all sorts of electrical issues causing outlets to lose power. Better make sure to save your documents often on your computer if your are powering it through an old knob and tube circuit!

4.Insurance Coverage
Many insurance companies will require building inspections if you are new home owner and may not provide you home coverage if you still have knob and tube wiring in your home.

5.Piece of Mind
Why have something like this constantly be in the back of your mind when it can be easily fixed. Life is stressful enough without having to add more headaches to it. The other 4 points above should be enough to convince you that it’s worth replacing knob and tube wiring in your home.

Always hire a certified, licensed and insured electrician to do electrical work on your home. Here’s more information on knob and tube electrical wiring removal and replacement.

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