Knob and Tube Upgrades
Knob and tube electrical systems date back to the late 1800s. Because they are older wiring systems, knob and tube circuits are physically unable to conduct the power necessary to run an average home’s fixtures and appliances. The Moscow Electrical Wiring professionals at Cheetah Electric can safety remove and replace your wiring to match today’s electrical codes.
What is the Risk?
Keep in mind that knob and tube systems were created and implemented during a time long before kitchen aid mixers, central air conditioning units, jacuzzis, desk-top computers, or even, washers and dryers were installed in most, if any, American homes.
Older households with knob and tube electrical systems run the risk not only of frequent power outages, but of serious electrical damage.
Why Must Knob and Tube Systems Be Replaced?
Simply stated, knob and tube electrical systems are a liability. Here’s why:
- Often denied homeowners insurance coverage
- No safety grounding conductor
- Low circuit capacity
- Risk of over-fusing
- Cloth and rubber insulation becomes brittle with age
- Easily damaged by rodents and renovations
- Illegal in most U.S. counties due to safety hazards
- If the wiring is insulated over it holds in heat and becomes a fire hazard
How Can Cheetah Electric Help?
We start by providing an up-front quote along with same-day scheduling and service as needed. Then, we’ll keep working until the job is done.
We can update your electrical wiring by increasing circuit capacity, safely grounding your home’s electricity with three prong outlets and arc fault protection. We can even provide whole home surge protection.
Our master and journeymen electricians are consistently trained and re-certified in the latest industry-leading technology and have specifically been in the business of replacing knob and tube wiring in Milwaukee for over 30 years. Let our professional Moscow Electrician work at safely illuminating and energizing your home.