Knob and tube electrical wiring dates back to 1880. It was not until 1935 that there was enough evidence to determine the electrical system should no longer be used. Knob and tube electrical wiring utilizes ceramic knobs and tubes to direct wiring in specific directions. In many cases, knob and tube wiring was installed like an electrical grid. It is easy to determine if your home has this type of electrical system. Access your attic to find part of your electrical system. Utilizing a flashlight look for white ceramic tubes and knobs with electrical wiring.
Knob and tube electrical wiring poses fire, power surge, and shock risks. Alpha Electrician Tacoma electricians recommend placing knob and tube electrical system with the latest technology. Doing so will bring your home’s electrical system up to code.
Lenders will not approve mortgages for homes with knob and tube wiring. Once the electrical system is replaced, you can submit your home loan application to your lender.