Knob-and-tube wiring is the oldest residential type of electrical wiring. In spite of being “old school”, it is still present in many homes. Today’s appliances, though, put an enormous strain on this old wiring. Bailey & Shipp, licensed residential electricians, describes knob-and-tube wiring. We’ll also explain when it’s time to replace it.
Part of renovating or building a new home is planning where to place your electrical outlets. Poorly placed outlets can result in you having to use extension cords, or worse, ending up with useless outlets that are blocked by furniture or other objects.
Power surges can damage electronics and appliances, especially those with smaller and more sensitive components like computers and microwaves. In some cases, a power surge can even cause structural fires. Installing Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) is essential to protecting your devices from sudden increases in voltage.
Everyone experiences electrical problems in their home at some point, but not everybody does a good job handling them. To address these types of problems properly, Bailey & Shipp offers some expert advice below:
In the 60s and early 70s, aluminum was used as a low-cost alternative to copper wiring. Copper, back then enjoying a heady demand partly due to the Vietnam War, used to be mined, prior to a mass-production technique perfected in the 80s. This was a huge mistake, however, as it was later found that aluminum […]