Inspect the visible parts of your home to see if you can find any knob and tube wiring.You won’t be able to look through the walls to see if any of this type of wiring is hidden underneath, but tube wiring is more predominant in the basement or the attic.Because of the dangers involved, we urge you to contact a licensed electrician to detect and correct all knob and tube wiring in your home or commercial business.

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Older houses often have what is called ‘knob and tube’ wiring.

This wiring is considered dangerous by most insurance companies today, making it hard to insure homes and buildings that incorporate it.

Since there is no ground wire, there is increased chance of shock and injury, especially around areas where water is prevalent. If you have an older home or commercial building (built before 1950), it’s very likely that you have knob and tube wiring installed.

This poses a risk to you and your family or employees as well as your property.

The attic and basement are not the only places knob and tube wiring can appear.

Electrical wiring is hidden in the walls and ceilings of most houses and buildings, and you won’t be able to detect what type of wiring is hidden from view.

Remember that this type of wiring uses two wires instead of three.

These two are the hot wire and the return neutral wire; the ground wire is missing.

Do you live in a home or commercial building that was built in the 1900’s to the early 1950’s?