Edina Electrician Addresses the Knob and Tube Wiring Hazards Lurking in Older Homes
Sound advice from the Edina Electrician about the unique problems that often come with charming, historic homes
In many cases, the Edina Electrician finds inferior wiring which does not comply with current safety standards and building codes. Renovating these homes is often challenging and expensive with health hazards associated with materials like asbestos and lead paint as well.
One of the most common issues found by the Edina Electrician is the knob-and-tube wiring used in homes built between the 1800’s and 1940’s. These antique electrical systems do not come with the proper grounding like three-prong outlets to plug in today’s modern appliances. Customers can contact Norske Electric (http://electricianedina.blogspot.com/) to schedule a complete inspection of their electrical system.
The Edina Electrician also explains that the old style wiring is not sufficient for today’s modern conveniences like high-tech electronics, dishwashers and air conditioners. Quite often, when DIY homeowners or well-meaning handymen have tried to upgrade these systems to accommodate newer appliances, they end up compromising the electrical system, making it unsafe.
Insulation to improve energy efficiency has also resulted in problems due to the design of knob-and-tube wiring. This wiring needs to be suspended in the air to avoid overheating, not covered up by blown in insulation. According to the Edina Electrician, safety standards now prohibit the use of knob-and-tube wiring in hollow spaces behind walls, above ceilings and in the attic.
Norske Electric is a family-owned and operated business serving both residential and commercial customers. Their professional electrical contractors service new construction, remodels, luxury housing, tenant space build-out and everyday basic electrical needs. Visit www.norskeelectric.com to learn more.
About Norske Electric:
Norske Electric was founded by seasoned professionals that bring over twenty years of experience to the table. Their electrical contractors are absolutely committed to providing the best quality products, services and customer focus based on each clients’ unique needs. Norske Electric is committed to quality and excellence with customer satisfaction and peace of mind being top priority.
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