Did you know that home offices can be found in over 70% of American homes? Over the years, these types of work spaces have become more and more common, but on the downside, so have the injuries that come along with them. As we head into the holiday season, and you plan on working from home a few days here and there to finish out the year, you may want to take some time to childproof the office. After all, we want everyone to be safe and happy this holiday season!Read More >
At Generation 3 Electric, our highly skilled electricians perform a variety of electrical inspections every day. Knob and Tube Investigations are labor intensive inspections that we perform in many beautiful and charming old homes in and around Philadelphia. These are in high demand now because many insurance companies are denying homeowners coverage due to the prescence of this deteriorating, dangerous and obsolete wiring.Read More >
Knob and Tube wiring was installed in homes from about 1880 to 1940. This type of wiring has no grounding conductor and the insulation surrounding the wire is itself a fire hazard. There are toomany reasons that this wiring is unsafe today to possibly mention them all. Knob and Tube wiring is not allowed in any new construction and many insurance companies are now denying coverage to homes with Knob and Tube wiring. This wiring was never designed to meet the needs of today's electrical devices. It's age alone is more than enough reason to replace it.
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According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), there are 28,600 electrical fires in the United States every year. Pair that statistic with the fact that these fires cause over $1 billion in property damages and you’ve got some astonishing figures. So, what are the top causes of electrical fires and how can you prevent them from happening? Find out below:Read More >
Learn what Knob and Tube is and how it affects home ownership. 7 common issues with K&T wiring arelisted below.
Owning a home is a significant investment and when managed correctly can reap substantial rewards now and in the future. Home ownership provides stability and security for your family and establishes a connection to your community. It impacts almost every facet of your life today and is a major factor in future financial plans.
Owners of older homes know that maintenance and upkeep are essential to protect your family and investment. For homes built prior to the 1950s, owners should be aware that their home could contain outdated knob and tube wiring (K&T). Replacing K&T wiring can help increase the value, safety, and functionality of your home.