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Knob and Tube Rewiring


Knob and Tube Wiring

If your home was built before 1950, there’s a high chance that it has knob and tube wiring. This method of wiring is considered unsafe to the point where some insurance companies will not cover the property if they discover it has been used. In fact, this form of wiring is considered a violation of today’s electrical building codes. That’s why it’s always recommended to have a reliable electrician to replace the wiring as soon as possible. At Imas Electric INC, we offer knob and tube rewiring services to all our clients in Toronto. We’ll keep your home or business safe and prevent you from committing a serious electrical code violation.

This form of wiring uses an ungrounded system. This simply means you only have a neutral wire and hot wire instead of also having a grounding wire. A grounding wire is an important component of the system since it discharges electricity safely into the ground whenever there’s a surge or fault. Without a grounding wire, excess electricity doesn’t have anywhere to go thus increasing the risk of shocks and electrical fires.

Get Proper Wiring For Today’s Electronics

Modern electronics require more electrical power compared to what was used in the 1950s. For this reason, your home or business needs proper wiring to cater for today’s electrical demands. Appliances like washing machines, refrigerators, boilers and ovens require high ampacity loads. When the wiring cannot sustain the high loads, the insulation becomes brittle exposing the wire. Once the wire is exposed, it gets overheated increasing the chances of an electrical fire.

One common sign of a house that’s using a knob and tube wiring is a two-pronged outlet. This type of outlet simply means that the electrical system doesn’t have a ground wire. This increases the risk of shocks and injuries especially in rooms that are prone to water like bathrooms and kitchens. If you don’t have a budget to replace the building’s entire wiring, you can still get a customized update that includes ground wire. Talk to our electrical contractor to discover ways to get rid of the knob and tube wiring in your building.



Electrical Wiring Inspection

There are other electrical issues that could be far more dangerous than knob and tube wiring in your building. For instance, an electrical contractor may add more wires to the knob and tube system in order to prevent fire hazards. This hardly works and in fact, it can cause old electrical circuits to blow out often. You will end up buying a larger fuse to prevent the circuits from breaking but this doesn’t solve the underlying problem. Keep yourself safe from fire hazards and avoid recurring costs by fixing the buildings’ wiring once and for all.

Wiring can experience damage due to household pests that eat on the insulation leaving the wires exposed. Knob and tube systems also contain a lot of space around the wires allowing heat to dissipate. If you want to find out if your building has knob and tube wiring or you have any questions regarding the current electrical system, call Imas Electric INC today. We’ll deal with every aspect of wiring so you don’t have to leave in fear of a fire hazard anymore.

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Don J. Flora
Don J. Flora
16:38 16 Feb 18
Response to my issue was quick and professional. Our service pro was Igor. He was OUTSTANDING! Very knowledgeable, courteous, explained the problem and the solution. His work was neatly done and his cleanup before leaving was topnotch. I will certainly ask for him again if the need arises.
Lucy Zimmerman
Lucy Zimmerman
17:08 15 Jan 18
I've hired Igor to install charging station for my electric car and I'm very satisfied with his job. Everything works properly, there were no issues during installation. Igor was very professional and knowledgeable, he explained every step before he started, so I did not have to worry about anything. Thank you very much!
Johny Carter
Johny Carter
14:05 17 Feb 18
The guy from IMAS Electric was very friendly and helpful as he explained the cause for my electrical problems with my ceiling lights and fan during his repairs. He also educated me about LED lightbulbs and the correct ones to purchase that can help prevent future problems as well as save me money. I would highly recommend him to service any electrical needs.
Vitaliy Tkachuk
Vitaliy Tkachuk
16:35 22 Dec 17
This company had installed LED Lights on my kitchen. Very professional team. Came in time. Installed it very accurate and faster than I expected. I'll recommend Igor to my friends.
Yura Shmid
Yura Shmid
16:11 22 Dec 17
Igor from IMAS helped us with wiring and lightning of our newly renovated living room. We get a great light, which makes our place look so much nicer. Thank you!
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