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Knob & Tube Wiring Services

knob tube wiring athens alIf you are living in a home built prior to the 1950's, there is a good chance you still have knob and tube wiring in your home. Even if your home inspection didn't mention this, some people have gotten clever about concealing this fact enough to pass a home inspection. This is often the type of thing that only an electrical safety inspection could discover for you. Don't get caught unaware by knob and tube wiring in North Alabama.

As you probably realize, the name comes from the system used to transport electricity through the home. It was made up of ceramic knobs meant to hold the wires in place and ceramic that basically acted as the insulation to house the wires running through the home. It can pose a threat because the outdated system is unpredictable but also because the age of the system alone should raise red flags.

The important thing is to know who you can rely on to address this problem for you. Here at MPE Services North Alabama, we have over 40 years of professional expertise providing electrical services in North Alabama and the surrounding areas. So you can feel confident that we will be able to address this type of problem for you.

Why Replace Knob & Tube Wiring

While a knob and tube wiring system could continue on for years without incident, is it really worth the risk? Not to mention, this outdated system is usually not up to the challenge of taking on modern day demands for electricity. This leads to issues like tripped breakers or blown fuses and on a regular basis.

Aside from other issues, the two main flaws of this system include:

  • A lack of a ground conductor
  • The switches are set up to turn off the circuit but not always the current

Another common issues associated with this type of electrical wiring system is that often adjustments or repairs have been made along the way. Over time DIY homeowners or electricians doing cheap work don't do the job they should. This compromises the overall condition or your wiring even more.

Over time, natural aging can pose a threat as well. Wires become damaged or pests can do damage on the insulation of the wires. Whatever the case may be, you would be better off safeguarding your home from electrical problems by replacement of this system.

Knob & Tube Wiring Replacement Experts

Keep in mind too that many homeowners insurance companies will not insure homes with knob and tube wiring in Alabama. Don't fret, you have the experts at MPE Services North Alabama to take care of this for you. Get in touch with us right now so that you can get the expert service you need from an experienced North Alabama electrician.

If you are interested in an estimate for replacing knob and tube wiring in North Alabama and the surrounding areas, please complete our online request form.

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