Knob and Tube Wiring Replacement
Knob & Tube Wiring
Specialized Yet Competitive Vancouver Knob & Tube Re-Wiring Services.
Electricians / Electrical Contractors providing a specialized yet competitive services to homeowners of knob and tube wired homes in the Greater Vancouver and surrounding areas.
Complete or Partial Knob and Tube Replacement Services.
WireChief Electric offers rapid & quality solutions for homes being sold or bought on condition. We pride ourselves in minimum cutting to your vintage home.
We protect your furniture, decoration and floor covering before we start working. We clean up at the end of every working day. We work continuously until the job is done not like some of our competitors who stretch the work for weeks.
WireChief Electric Ltd. can provide you with the best price and exceptional service.
- Knob and Tube Replacement.
- Knob and Tube Wiring Audits / Inspections .
- Knob and Tube Wiring Assessments for Insurance Purposes.
Knob & Tube wiring in its original state is basically safe. The ESA consider this open wire system OK. However, the insulation for the wires of Knob &Tube is over 60 years old and is at the end of its usefulness. Today all fixtures and appliances require grounding for you safety, in view Knob & Tube has no bonding wire connected to the switches, lights and receptacles. We suggest Knob & Tube should be replaced or removed.
It’s frequently today that insurance companies refuse to insure, or are reluctant to renew insurance policies for homes with Knob & Tube wiring. For buyers of homes with Knob & Tube wiring, may find it very difficult to get insurance coverage. For the owners of homes with Knob & Tube wiring, it is best to replace it before putting your home on the market. You will get a significantly better price for your certified Knob and Tube free property.
Reasons to remove Knob & Tube wiring:
1. Fire hazard caused by uncontained sparks from arcing.
2. Inadequate outlet power for today’s electrical devices and appliances.
3. Knob and Tube wiring is not acceptable by almost all home insurance companies.
4. Electric shock a potential hazard with ungrounded outlets.
5. Unknown wiring modifications made to the Knob & Tube wiring over time.
6. Knob & Tube wiring is no longer meeting the requirements of most home insurance companies.
WireChief Electric provides written Certification of Knob & Tube replacement!
When we have removed and replaced all of the Knob & Tube circuits in the house and city inspectors have inspected and approved that our work has been completed in accordance with the electrical code standards, we will provide you with a “Written Certification”. We also will provide a copy of the approved inspection.
These certificates can be used as verification with the insurance companies guaranteeing the home meets the current Canadian Electrical Safety Code standards. When selling a vintage house these certifications will assure potential buyers and their insurers of the electrical wiring status of the house, thus producing the maximum market value yield for your property.
Call us to discuss your needs at your convenience. We will give you a no obligation quote. We will also give you a free verbal Electrical Audit for your home.
We provide residential electrical services to Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Delta and Richmond.