Wires and electrical components can be very durable and long-lasting. However, simple everyday use will eventually cause wear-and-tear that you may or may not even be able to notice without consulting a professional. While powering much of the things we use across our everyday lives, the electrical currents pulsing through your home's wires and devices also create heat, which in turn causes expansion and contraction of the materials involved. Over time, wires can become brittle because of the constant expanding and contracting, and in severe cases, they may break and short out, which can render your power consumption anywhere from inefficient to not working at all, while simultaneously creating a fire risk. Let Nordeast Electric assess the wiring situation in your home and suggest the proper solution to provide you with the safest living environment, while also living up to your everyday needs!
Visible knob & tube wiring mixed in with newer modern (Romex) wiring.
The knob & tube wiring shown here is spliced into a "newer" light fixture.
This tangle of wires is feeding an old doorbell transformer that is no longer needed. This is a mix of knob & tube wiring and low voltage wiring.
Modern copper wiring called "Romex" comes in a variety of sizes (gauges) and there are insulation colors for each size.