Specializing in Old Homes
We specialize in removing Knob & tube in old homes throughout the Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Millburn, Maplewood & South orange. Knob and Tube wiring (K&T) is an older form of electrical distribution which was used in homes up until the 1930s. It was quite innovative for its day, as it incorporated an electrical delivery method which kept the hot and the neutral wires separated, sometimes as far way from each other as the width of the room. This separation helped to reduce short-circuits. The "knobs" were porcelain fixtures which were used to keep the wire suspended as it ran along the ceiling or up the interior of the walls. The "tubes" were the porcelain tubes which protected the wire as it was run through the joists or studs. Even if your house has Knob &Tube wiring which is still active, it is a good idea to remove it and upgrade your electric delivery to more "current" methods. A lot of insurances will not insure your home if you have this type of wiring so we feel that it is best to remove it and replace all affected locations with new romex wiring.