Expert Knob and Tube Wiring Replacement

In the world of electrical systems, advancements and changes are constant. Columbus Electricians has the necessary expertise and equipment to address all your electrical needs, no matter how simple or complex. In this piece, we will focus on a service that every owner of an old home needs to know about - knob and tube wiring replacement.

Understanding Knob and Tube Wiring

Before delving into why and how to replace it, it's crucial to understand what knob and tube wiring is. This form of wiring was prevalent in homes built from the 1880s to the 1930s. As an electrical contractor, we encounter these systems in older homes, particularly those that have not undergone substantial electrical upgrades.

While it was the best option available during its time, knob and tube wiring now presents several safety and efficiency issues. It lacks a grounding conductor, which modern systems require for certain appliances and fixtures. It’s also not rated for the high electrical loads that today's homes typically demand.

Why Replace Your Knob and Tube Wiring?

Upgrading your old electrical wiring is about more than just staying in line with current safety standards; it's about protecting your home and your loved ones. Knob and tube wiring, given its age, can pose a fire hazard due to deteriorating insulation, outdated capacity, and a lack of a grounding system. Furthermore, many insurance companies won't cover homes with this antiquated system, as it's considered too risky.

Replacing knob and tube wiring with a modern electrical system ensures the safe and efficient operation of all your devices and appliances. It also increases the value of your home, as future owners won't have to worry about undertaking this significant upgrade.

Our Knob and Tube Wiring Replacement Services

At Columbus Electricians, we have the skills, experience, and tools necessary to replace your old knob and tube wiring with minimal disruption to your home.

Inspection and Assessment: Before proceeding with any work, our team will perform a comprehensive electrical inspection. This helps us to understand the scale of the task and to spot any other potential issues that might need attention.

Planning and Preparation: Once we have a clear picture of your home's needs, we'll devise a plan for the replacement process. This includes acquiring the necessary permits, preparing the required materials, and scheduling the work at a time that suits you.

The Replacement Process: Our skilled electricians will carefully remove the old knob and tube wiring and replace it with a modern system, adhering to the highest safety standards. We prioritize clean, efficient work to minimize disruption to your living space.

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Testing and Verification: After installation, we'll conduct thorough testing to ensure everything is working correctly. We'll also arrange for an official inspection, if necessary, to validate the work and ensure it complies with all local codes and regulations.

Other Services We Offer

In addition to knob and tube wiring replacement, we offer a full range of electrical services, making us your one-stop-shop for all electrical needs. These include electrical repair, circuit breaker installation, emergency lighting installation, smoke detector repair, lighting installation, and many more.

We also specialize in specific services such as pool light installation, home generator installation, smoke detector installation, and EV charger installation. We're more than just residential electricians; we're comprehensive electrical solution providers.

24/7 Support and Emergency Services

Electrical issues don't follow a 9-5 schedule, and neither do we. Our team is available 24/7 for any electrical emergencies that may arise, ensuring you're never left in the dark. Whether it's an urgent repair or a sudden need for a circuit breaker replacement, we're here to help when you need us most.

Why Choose Columbus Electricians? 

Replacing knob and tube wiring is a significant task that requires professional expertise and precision. Choosing Columbus Electricians for this job comes with several benefits:

Expert Knowledge: Our team consists of licensed electricians who understand the ins and outs of electrical systems, both old and new. We stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and best practices to ensure we provide the best service possible.

Quality Service: We take pride in our commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable, and safe electrical solutions. From planning and execution to testing and verification, our workmanship's quality is reflected at every step of our service.

Customer Satisfaction: As our customer, your satisfaction is our top priority. We strive to make the replacement process as smooth and convenient as possible, and we're always ready to address any questions or concerns you might have.

Safety First: At Columbus Electricians, safety is paramount. We adhere to the highest safety standards during our work, ensuring the protection of both our team and your home.

Maintaining a safe and efficient electrical system is crucial, especially in older homes equipped with outdated knob and tube wiring. Columbus Electricians is here to help you upgrade your electrical system, improve your home's safety, and enhance your daily living experience.

From electrical inspections and repairs to specific installations like smoke detectors or EV chargers, we've got you covered. Remember, we're available 24/7 for any emergencies that may arise. When it comes to electrical services, trust Columbus Electricians – your friendly, expert, and reliable local electrician.

Contact Us Today

Don't wait until you're facing an electrical emergency to upgrade your system. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and discuss your knob and tube wiring replacement. Trust in Columbus Electricians to light up your home safely and efficiently.


Q1: Why should I replace knob and tube wiring?

A: Knob and tube wiring is an outdated electrical system found in older homes, which may not be safe or efficient by today's standards. Replacement can prevent electrical fires, enhance the safety of your home, and improve the overall efficiency of your electrical system.

Q2: How does Columbus Electricians handle knob and tube wiring replacement?

A: Our team of licensed electricians follows a meticulous process that includes a thorough electrical inspection, safe removal of old wiring, and installation of new, modern electrical systems. We adhere to the highest safety standards to ensure a job well done.

Q3: Can Columbus Electricians help with other electrical needs?

A: Absolutely. Beyond knob and tube wiring replacement, we offer a range of services including EV charger installation, smoke alarm installation, circuit breaker replacement, and more. Contact us for any electrical needs you have.

Q4: What if I have an electrical emergency?

A: We understand that electrical emergencies can occur at any time. That's why we offer 24/7 emergency services. Whether you need urgent repairs or replacements, our team is always ready to help.