When you consider the electrical needs of your modern home, there is likely a long list of demands. Today’s homes require several appliances and devices to keep the household running. It’s crucial that your residence is relying on an up-to-date electrical system to support your power needs and everyone’s safety. That’s what makes knob and tube rewiring so important.
This type of wiring was popular up until the 1950s but today it’s considered to be outdated. Why? It features several issues that impact safety and cause concerns in modern homes. The age of the system, the absence of a ground wire, improper alterations, and the fact that it’s not suitable for moist environments are some of the concerns with this wiring.
Langstaff & Sloan is here to help! We have the years of experience and expertise needed to ensure that your home is safe. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t be afraid to contact us. To learn more, continue reading!
Is Repairing Knob and Tube Wiring Recommended in Today’s Homes?
The short answer is yes. While this type of wiring may be considered safe in some situations, it’s in your best interest to have it repaired or removed. In addition to ensuring the safety of everyone in your residence, you also want to have an electrical system that can meet the requirements of your home.
Here are several reasons why this outdated system is often not strong enough to sufficiently meet the power needs of today’s modern homes:
- The knob and tube wiring system was built on two-prong outlets, which means many modern appliances will require adapters. This significantly increases the risk of overloading an electrical system.
- This older type of wiring uses outdated rubber insulation that was not designed to handle modern appliances. The rubber can also break down over time, caused by wear and tear and/or overheating, making replacing or repairing knob and tube wiring
- If you are re-insulating your home, you must also factor in knob and tube wiring replacement costs. This is because the wiring cannot be covered due to its probability of overheating and causing a fire.
Who to Turn to for Knob and Tube Rewiring in Toronto?
Connect with Langstaff & Sloan for support with your wiring. Our licensed electricians will work to ensure your home is relying on a safe, modern electrical system to meet your needs.
Our team will evaluate how much knob and tube wiring your home is currently dealing with and then offer a comprehensive plan on how to update your wiring according to the electrical code. We will provide a written itemized quote that includes all the details and costs for your modern knob and tube wiring.
If you have any questions or concerns, all you have to do is send us a message or give us a call. We want to make sure we provide you with a seamless process and put ease all of your concerns.