ELECTRICAL REWIRING &
WHOLE HOME REWIRING
Over time, electrical wiring can deteriorate due to wear and tear, exposure to heat and moisture, and other factors. It’s important to have a qualified electrician inspect your wiring periodically to identify any signs of damage or deterioration and to make any necessary repairs or upgrades.
An electrical remodel can vastly improve not only the safety of your home (which is, of course, critical!) but will also allow you to operate modern electrical appliances that require modern wiring or electrical service.
REWIRING A HOUSE
THE BENEFITS OF ELECTRICAL REWIRING
In fact, many home insurance policies will not cover homes with knob and tube wiring!
INCREASED ENERGY EFFICIENCY
HIGHER PROPERTY VALUE
BETTER ELECTRICAL PERFORMANCE
KNOB AND TUBE REWIRING
WHY YOU NEED TO REPLACE KNOB AND TUBE WIRING
Knob and tube wiring is an older form of electrical wiring that was commonly used in homes built from the late 1800s to the early 1940s. While knob and tube wiring was innovative at the time, there are a number of concerns with it that make it less desirable than modern electrical systems.
Some of the main concerns with knob and tube wiring include:
- SAFETY: One of the primary concerns with knob and tube wiring is that it is not grounded, which can create a significant safety hazard. Grounding helps to protect people and electrical devices from electrical shock, but knob and tube wiring lacks this protection.
OVERLOADING: Another concern with knob and tube wiring is that it is not designed to handle the electrical demands of modern households. This can lead to overloading of the system, which can cause the wiring to overheat and potentially start a fire.
INSULATION: Another issue with knob and tube wiring is that it is often insulated with materials that do not meet modern standards for electrical insulation. Over time, this insulation can break down and become a fire hazard.
UPGRADING: If you want to install new electrical devices or make other changes to your home’s electrical system, it can be difficult to do so with knob and tube wiring. This can make it more expensive and time-consuming to upgrade your home’s electrical system.
For these reasons, many homeowners choose to upgrade their knob and tube wiring to a more modern electrical system that is safer and more reliable.
We would be honored if you were to select Platinum Mechanical to evaluate your current home’s wiring and provide a free estimate on the cost to rewire electrical in your house.
Simply call Platinum Mechanical at (509) 998-5113 for a free estimate!
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ALUMINIUM WIRING REPLACEMENT
This type of wiring was commonly used in homes from the 1960s through the 1970s as a cheaper alternative to copper wiring. Aluminum wiring is prone to oxidation, which can cause it to overheat and create a fire hazard. It’s recommended to replace aluminum wiring with copper wiring or to use a special connector to join aluminum wiring to copper wiring.
Homes built before 1972 with aluminum wiring are 55 times more likely to have wire connections at outlets reach “Fire Hazard Conditions” than copper-wired homes, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Do you know if your home has aluminum wiring? Aluminum wiring was typically installed as plastic-sheathed cable known as “Romex” that looks confusingly similar to copper cabling. To determine if your wiring is aluminum, look for printed or embossed “AL” or “Aluminum” markings on the casing.
Overall, it’s important to have a qualified electrician inspect your home’s wiring and switches to determine if any upgrades or replacements are necessary to ensure the safety of your home and its occupants.
Platinum Mechanical’s team of licensed, journeyman electricians have decades of experience identify, evaluating and replacing potentially dangerous hazards like aluminum wiring and knob and tube wiring. Contact Platinum Mechanical for a free evaluate and estimate of the cost to rewire an old house!
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO
REWIRE A HOUSE?
The good news is that you can get a free evaluation and estimate from Platinum Mechanical!
Call Platinum at (509) 998-5113 or (208) 213-7376