If you live in an older property, you may have noticed your lights flicker or even dim when you switch on certain appliances. That could be a sign of outdated knob and tube wiring hidden behind your walls. If you’re interested in updating that wiring to bring your home in line with modern electrical standards, call Finch Home Solutions. We offer knob and tube wiring replacement in West St. Paul, MN, and can update your electrical panels and outlets too.

Knob and Tube Wiring Replacement in West St. Paul

Knob and tube wiring was commonly used up until 1950, and many homes still have that wiring today. While it’s important to note that those wires, if undisturbed and in good condition, aren’t inherently dangerous, they have some problems. Modern safety standards require a ground wire, for example, and use different insulation that’s less likely to dry out or degrade.

If you’re renovating your home or having work done on your electrical systems, and you currently have knob and tube wiring, it’s a good idea to consider replacing it so you have peace of mind your electrical systems are up to code and that they can handle the strain today’s power-hungry appliances put them under.

Replacing knob and tube wiring makes sense because:
  • The lack of a ground wire increases the risk of damage to your appliances
  • Older wiring has rubber insulation, which may have degraded over time
  • Circuits that have been modified/extended over the years could be at risk of overloading
  • Older wires weren’t designed for the load modern appliances put on them