Knob And Tube Wiring in Fort Collins, CO

Knob And Tube Wiring
Knob And Tube Wiring Fort Collins CO
Knob And Tube Wiring

Knob And Tube Wiring Replacement For Older Homes

In and around the Fort Collins, CO, area, homes built up to the middle part of the 1950s were likely to have a very old and unsafe form of wiring. Modern households generally do not utilize this kind of electrical wiring. Knob and tube wiring involves the copper wiring running through the home using porcelain tubes to pass the wire through beams and joists. The copper wire was often insulated with either a rubber or a cloth material that can degrade with exposure to heat. To keep the wire off the wood frame of the home, small porcelain knobs were used to prevent contact between the wood and wire. Contact between the hot copper wire and the wood can cause a fire. In addition to a major fire hazard, the old knob and tube wiring does not have a ground wire. This means it is not suitable for use with any electrical devices using 3-prong outlets and cords, which is the standard today.
Especially if you’re having electrical issues in your house with knob and tube wiring, never attempt to fix or alter it yourself. Without professional expertise, this can lead to many hazards and risks of fire, electric shock, or personal injury.

Knob and Tube Wiring Removal

Modern home buyers should be wary of buying a home with active knob and tube wiring systems as it is a safety hazard, and will most likely choose knob and tube wire replacement. Additionally, some insurance companies may deny coverage due to the prominence of increased risk. Having a licensed electrician provide replacement or new electrical installation is essential if you are adding insulation or if your homeowners insurance will not cover a home with this type of outdated wiring. The team at Daniels Electric are your knob and tube wiring removal specialists. We have the necessary experience as well as the electrical equipment needed to conduct a professional inspection and necessary next steps to replace or remove. We remove the old wires and replace it with new wiring systems that meet the building codes in Fort Collins, CO.

If you have knob and tube electrical wiring in your house and are looking for a knob & tube electrical wiring inspection, evaluation, removal, or replacement, reach out to the dedicated team at Daniels Electric at (970) 690-4238 to schedule an appointment. We will provide a free estimate and get started right away in addressing safety issues and getting your home up to date on modern safety standards.

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