Knob & Tube Removal in Champaign
Enhancing Electrical Safety in Urbana for 17+ Years
Do you have an old home or commercial building with knob and tube wiring? If you are interested in upgrading your electrical wiring, call MX Electric. Our local, family operated, and veteran owned business offers knob and tube removal in Champaign for residential and commercial properties. We can upgrade your wiring to ensure that it is in compliance with all current safety regulations.
Please contact us at (217) 646-0006 to learn more about upgrading knob and tube wiring.
What is Knob & Tube Wiring?
Knob and tube wiring is a method of wiring used in buildings between 1880 and the 1930s. While this type of wiring was state of the art during its time, it is no longer used and may be considered dangerous in some situations. The main problem with this type of wiring is that it is not grounded. There are two prongs to the outlets, rather than three. It is important not to use three pronged, grounded electrical outlets, as no ground path is present in these systems.
Upgrading Your Wiring
Knob and tube wiring can be dangerous and most electrical contractors recommend replacing this outdated wiring. In addition to improving safety, replacing this old style of electrical wiring may be necessary for insurance reasons. Some insurance companies won’t insure a building with knob and tube wiring, while others will charge much higher premiums.
Possible dangers of knob and tube wiring include:
- Increased risk of shock
- Increased risk of fire
- Insulation sheathing disintegrating
- More current than wire can handle may result in excessive heat or fire
- Two-pronged receptacles restrict use of appliances with three-pronged wires
Replacing electrical wiring is a job best left to a professional. Our electricians offer knob and tube removal in Champaign and Urbana. We will replace your old wiring with modern solutions to ensure that your home or commercial building is safe and adequate to meet your electrical power needs.
Please contact us at (217) 646-0006 for a free estimate for knob and tube removal.
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