Knob and Tube Wiring Replacement in Pierce County, WA

Knob and Tube Wiring Replacement in Pierce County, WA

Knob & Tube Wiring Replacement

If you need knob and tube wiring replacement for your Pierce County, WA, home, Tapps Electric is your best option.

Do you live in a home that was built before 1950? If so, it was probably built with knob and tube electrical wiring. Also known as K&T, knob and tube wiring uses copper conductors, which run through tubes and are tied down with porcelain knobs.

Knob and tube wiring differs from modern electrical systems because there is no ground wire. At Tapps Electric, our experienced electricians replace knob and tube wiring to ensure optimal safety and convenience in your home.

Is Knob and Tube Wiring Safe?

If your knob and tube wiring is in tip-top shape, it won’t pose any immediate risk to you and your family. If it was installed poorly, however, it can lead to serious issues. Since it’s insulation is comprised of rubber rather than plastic, the rubber may degrade and expose bare wires to moisture and air.

When this occurs, the likelihood of a short or fire becomes high. It’s no surprise that ever since 2008, the National Electrical Code stated that knob and tube wiring cannot be covered by insulation, specifically within walls, ceilings, and attics.

Knob and tube wiring uses two-prong receptacles instead of three, meaning there is no ground, this can lead electrocution, damaged appliances or fires.

What to Do If You Have Knob and Tube Wiring

  1. Contact a Licensed, Bonded and Insured Electrical contractor to do an inspection of your home or building to determine the condition and extent of knob and tube wiring.
  2. If you still have energized knob and tube wiring in your home, a complete removal and replacement is necessary.
  3. By replacing knob and tube wiring, you can reduce your risk of serious and costly problems in the future and rest assured your home electrical is up to today’s safety code standards.

Contact Tapps Electric Today

To protect your home and family, it is in your best interest to replace your knob and tube wiring system as soon as possible. You can trust our experienced electricians to handle this task safely and efficiently. We’ll upgrade your home to the latest, most compliant electrical system and leave you with the peace of mind you deserve. Call us at (253) 993-4626 today to schedule your appointment for knob and tube wiring replacement in Pierce County, WA.

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