Whole House Rewiring Services Philadelphia
KB Electric LLC’s licensed electricians offer whole house rewiring services in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburban areas of King of Prussia, Collegeville, Downingtown, Doylestown, West Chester, Blue Bell, Norristown, Willow Grove, and many more. Check out our counties page to learn more about our extensive service area, which includes Montgomery, Philadelphia, and Bucks counties, among many others.
We provide exceptional house rewiring services to address the many issues of old and deteriorating wiring, and amateur wiring installations. Always use licensed electricians to rewire a home; it takes a significant amount of knowledge and expertise only a professional can execute with quality and accuracy. There are many reasons why a whole house rewiring service may be necessary for your home. Here are a few:
Aluminum Wiring Replacement
If your home was built between 1960 to the late 1970’s, it’s very likely that your home was built with aluminum wiring. Aluminum wiring was installed in homes built during this time because it was a cheap alternative during the copper shortage. Aluminum wiring is a fire hazard, and should be replaced with copper wiring.
If your aluminum wiring isn’t replaced, you are at risk for electrical shock due to overheating that can occur when the wiring is spliced or used with certain outlets, breakers, or switches. The reason for this is because aluminum expands and contracts with temperature changes.
To know if your home is wired with aluminum wiring, check the color of the wires (the metal will be silver). KB Electric LLC insists that a whole house rewiring service is essential if your home still has aluminum wiring.
Knob and Tube Wiring Replacement
If your home has knob and tube wiring, it was most likely built in the 1800’s to the 1930’s. Back then, knob and tube wiring was a revolutionary electrical innovation, but now it poses too many risks. Our technology has made many advances since the 1800’s, and to simply put it, knob and tube wiring can’t handle the electrical loads of our modern-day appliances.
Knob and tube wiring is also known for being poorly insulated compare to today’s Romex wiring. It is also very susceptible to fire hazards, especially when there are improper modifications done to fix the many wiring issues it can experience. Not to mention, knob and tube wiring is not grounded, making it unsafe for plugging in your electric appliances in places like your kitchen, bathroom, outdoor areas, and laundry rooms.
Please read our blog for more information about the dangers of knob and tube wiring, and why KB Electric LLC recommends replacing it with copper wiring.
If you are renovating your home and have old wiring like the types listed above, it’s best to have one of our licensed electricians evaluate your wiring to see if it may need replacing. Call the licensed electricians at KB Electric LLC for whole house rewiring services in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Don’t let just anyone rewire your home. Our team of professionals can have your house rewired and up to code in no time! (267) 467-3178