Outdated WiringProper electrical wiring is important in maintaining your home’s power system and to prevent safety & fire hazards.
Flickering lights and tripped circuit breakers can be a sign of trouble with your home’s wiring. Older wiring can lead to problems with your electrical system. Many older homes have knob-and-tube wiring which can be problematic.
Knob-and-tube wiring uses rubber insulation and doesn’t have a ground wire, which creates an emergency for stray electricity. It is important to upgrade wiring and electrical panels by a licensed professional.
Knob-and-tube wiring can mean:
- Poor connections
- Damage from wear and tear over the years
- Brittle rubber insulation and wiring
- Circuits that have had to be extended over the years