KNOB & TUBE WIRING

knobKnob and tube wiring was a common wiring system between 1880 and 1935. Wires were wound around ceramic knobs and drawn through ceramic tubes. If your home was built in this period, call for an assessment  of  your system. Knob and tube wiring can pose a fire hazard. It should not be insulated over.

We recommend a whole house rewire if you have this type of system. In addition to providing protection for your family from fire and electric shocks, rewiring can lower your insurance rates and represents a good investment should you ever wish to sell your house. Rewiring could also provide your home with more adequate power for today’s appliances and protect your electronics from long-term damage due to knob and tube’s lack of  a grounding system.