How to Identify the Right Time to Replace Knob and Tube Wiring

How to Identify the Right Time to Replace Knob and Tube Wiring

Undertaking any major electrical project requires a significant amount of planning. However, in some cases, you may not have the choice of when you need to get electrical work completed. When it comes to knob and tube wiring, can you decide when you want to have it replaced or do you need to take care of it right away?

We’ve talked before about how finding home insurance for homes with knob and tube wiring can be a challenge. This factor can certainly influence the decision for when to undertake knob and tube wiring removal. Homeowners or prospective buyers in Toronto and the GTA may feel a bit stuck when outdated electrical wiring is found, but there are options to consider when planning the replacement.

Planning for Knob and Tube Wiring Removal

While it can be hard to find an insurance company to cover knob and tube wiring, it is possible. However, for those interested in purchasing an older home, know that the cost to replace knob and tube wiring will be something you’ll have to plan either immediately or eventually.

Ideally, replacing the outdated wiring all at the same time is best, especially if you’re undertaking a large renovation before you move into the home. If you’ll be completing projects in the major areas of your home such as the kitchen, bathrooms and main living spaces, it certainly makes sense to complete the update when the walls will already be open.

Some might suggest doing a partial removal if you can’t afford to do a complete knob and tube wiring removal but given the hazards and issues that this highly outdated for of wiring pose, we can only recommend a complete knob and tube removal as soon as possible.

Langstaff & Sloan: Your Toronto Knob and Tube Experts Since 1996

If you’re wondering about the cost to replace knob and tube wiring or are looking for more information about the process, Langstaff & Sloan can help. When you work with us, we’ll take ownership of the project, including any patching required to repair the holes made by the rewiring itself. Our team will always treat your residence as a home and not a job site. With almost 15 years of experience handling knob and tube projects, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. Contact us to get started.