At Ron Finkle Electrical Services we provide a variety of service upgrades to ensure your home has the correct electrical capacity. To do this, we can install a larger incoming service and add a larger electrical panel. We can then feed the existing and any new circuits through the larger panel. This service provides you with more electrical options for your home.
Knob and Tube
Knob and tube wiring is an early form of standardized wiring found in most structures built before 1945. It consists of single insulated copper conductors that run across interior walls within ceiling cavities. These conductors pass through joist and stud drilled holes via protective porcelain insulating tubes and are supported along their length by porcelain knob insulators.
Knob and tube wiring should be removed and replaced in order to meet current insurance requirements.
Ron Finkle Electrical Services happy to to replace any knob and tube wiring with little evasion to the original structure of the building.
From the late 1960’s to mid 1970’s aluminum wiring was commonly used to wire housing instead of the copper wiring we use today.
The actual aluminum wiring does not pose a problem, problems arise at the wire connection points. Aluminum expands and contracts when it’s heated and cooled which causes fasteners to loosen. Aluminum also oxidizes easily and the oxide is a poor conductor. This can cause overheating at the connection points. Further problems can arise if wires become brittle and break.
All of these issues can cause deadly fires within homes. Some key warning signs include warm-to-the-touch face plates on outlets or switches, flickering lights, circuits that do not work, or the smell of burning plastic at outlets or switches. If you have any of these signs you should call Ron Finkle Electrical Services immediately so we can do an inspection. However many times there are no warning signs, therefore an evaluation of wiring may be needed to ensure the safety of your home.