How Much Does it Cost to Rewire a House?

What You Need to Know About Home Rewiring Costs As a homeowner, you must understand that your house’s electrical system is one of the vital aspects of your property. An outdated or faulty electrical system can lead to potential risks such as high energy bills, fire hazards, or even electrocution. That’s why it’s essential to […]

Electricity leaking out of Knob and Tube

Your home’s electrical system comprises two types of materials: conductors and insulators. We use copper for the wires because it conducts electricity well. These wires have a wrapping of an insulating material that does not conduct electricity. We call this material an insulator. The first wiring system, known as knob and tube, used two methods […]

Knob and Tube Inspection

This is a perfect home for a Knob and Tube inspection.

What is Knob and tube (K&T)? The main safety feature of any electrical system is the insulation surrounding the wiring. This was present in even the earliest Knob and Tube wiring systems. When someone refers to knob and tube wiring they are really describing an insulation system. The Knobs were porcelain spaces nailed into the […]

How to ask for electrical work – and get a professional electrician

When it comes time to do some electrical work in your home. It is important to know what you’re doing-especially if you’re not a licensed electrician. While there are some basic things that just about anyone can do. Like changing a lightbulb or fixing tripped breaker. More complicated projects should be left to the pros. […]

Why you should get an electrical inspection before buying a home!!

A case study of what we found after it was too late for a buyer’s electrical inspection.  This homeowner thought they bought a home with all-new 3-prong “grounded” outlets and was told that the home did not have knob and tube wiring although it dated from the 1930s. The visible wiring in the basement was pointed out […]

What is wrong with knob and tube? | GEN3 Electric & HVAC

Old home with Knob and Tube

For many people, the process of buying a home is an exciting one. The process involves numerous steps, making it challenging to keep track of everything. One of the most important things to remember is that your new home may have some outdated wiring systems known as knob and tube. While knob and tube wiring […]