During our inspections, we still find many older homes have Knob and Tube Wiring. This type of wiring is a fire hazard and should be removed and replaced with new wiring by a qualified electrician.
The system is comprised of wiring supported with ceramic knobs with tubes that run through the wood joists and framing and at locations where the wires intersect.
Knob and Tube wiring is considered unsafe for several of the following reasons:
If you have any concerns about Knob and Tube wiring in your house, contact us to speak with a qualified home inspector.