Older homes and businesses are not always up to the current building codes and standards. Sometimes, an electrical replacement is the only way to make your property safe and in line with current regulations. As a member of the Waterloo community for over a century, we here at CJ Brubacher want to stress our commitment to the betterment of our community, which includes offering replacement services for residential and commercial properties.
If you find your home or business needs an electrical upgrade, don’t hesitate to call. We will send a team of licensed electricians to assess your property, offer service options, and provide an estimate.
People want to save money; it is only natural, especially in tough economic times. While do-it-yourself solutions might sound enticing, they are dangerous for the inexperienced. Also, electrical work requires regulatory knowledge, permits, and inspections, all of which a typical DIYer will not possess or forget to request.
A DIY approach to electrical replacement is costly and dangerous. A licensed electrician is the only person qualified to perform an electrical box replacement or other upgrades to your property. Also, a professional is likely less expensive than DIY options because they are less likely to make costly mistakes.
Knob and Tube Replacement
Knob and tube wiring gets a bad reputation. While the material is not as sophisticated as modern wiring components, for its time, knob and tube were revolutionary. Also, despite being incapable of meeting modern-day demands, many knob and tube systems are still operational, which is saying something for a material developed and installed between 1900 and 1950.
Any property still operating with a knob and tube system must upgrade to meet current electrical codes. The old system is risky and presents a fire hazard because of how it was installed. Knob and tube wiring is ungrounded and open air, predating all existing wire insulation safety codes.
Modern appliances and devices pull more current than older products. The extra electrical demand heats up the old wiring, creating a significant fire hazard. Contact us for a knob and tube inspection and property assessment.
Electrical Replacement and Upgrades
You may see the availability of electrical replacement parts and wiring and assume installing or replacing those parts is easy and safe; think again. Electrical work is risky for inexperienced home and business owners. We have the tools and the talent at our disposal. The electricians working for CJ Brubacher are some of the best and most qualified in the industry and region.
If you are in need of electrical replacements or upgrades, call our team. Our services include:
- Panel upgrades
- Knob and tube replacement
- Whole-house wiring
- Security system wiring
- Speaker system wiring
- Line-voltage wiring
- Low-voltage wiring
We also specialize in electrical work for home remodels, additions, or new construction. Whether you need upgrades to your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, basement, or office, we have the team for you.
Working With the Experts
We have served the Waterloo region since 1923, and we intend to serve it for many years to come. Our longevity in the community has helped us build and maintain a reputation as an industry leader. We know we wouldn’t have the success we do without the support and loyalty of community members like you, which is why we strive to better ourselves every day and on every job.