Electrical Wire Replacement

Electrical Wire Replacement

Faulty electrical wiring is the leading cause of house fires. The older your house is, the higher the chance its old wiring may be outdated or unsafe. Knob and tube wiring an aluminium wiring are the two main wiring methods used before copper wiring, which is what we use today. Houses after the mid-1970s were built with copper wiring, since old wiring systems were found to be hazardous.

At ProAmp Electric, we provide electrical wire replacement services for your home. We will replace your home’s outdated and hazardous wiring with a newer and safer copper wiring.

Knob & tube wiring replacement

Knob and tube wiring is the oldest method of residential wiring. The system consists of insulated copper conductors that run across the room, passing through joist and stud drill-holes via protective porcelain insulating tubes. This method was designed to carry less electrical current than today’s standard wiring. Today’s electrical appliances and devices require too much electricity for knob and tube wiring to handle, which causes old wires to get hot and becoming a fire hazard. This method of wiring is unsafe because they are between 70-100 years old and are most likely worn out.

Aluminium wiring replacement

Houses built in the 1960s and early 1970s have aluminium wiring. Today, home builders only use copper wiring since aluminium wiring was found to be a fire hazard. Aluminium wiring is considered hazardous because wiring connections can loosen over time. Loose gaps between the wiring and connectors may lead to overheating, sparks, and fires. Aluminium wiring also shrinks and expands depending on the temperature. Any changes to the aluminium wiring may lead to a fire.

ProAmp Electric provides electrical wire replacement services in the lower mainland area. Outdated wiring may lead to safety issues and may not be up to code. Copper wiring is the safest wiring system today. Keep your family safe and your home up-to-date by replacing old wiring methods with new ones.