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Do not try to be your own electrician and diagnose a potential wiring problem yourself.  Contact King Electric Service today if you live in an older home, or you are unsure of the method used. We will diagnose any potential hazards, and work quickly to solve all electrical issues.

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If you feel that your home may be at risk due to having any one of these hazards present, please contact King Electric Service today using any of the methods below.


P:  [724] 934-2223 (main office)
F:   [724] 934-7516
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10416 Grubbs Road
Wexford, Pennsylvania 15090
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Introduction to Wiring Hazards
Did you know that outdated and improper wiring is a common cause of electrical fires in homes today? During a typical year in the United States home electrical problems account for 67,800 fires, 485 deaths, and $868,000,000 in property losses. Home electrical wiring causes twice as many fires as faulty electrical appliances. Most electrical fires result in problems with 'fixed wiring' such as faulty electrical outlets and outdated wiring that has been installed in older homes. In urban areas, faulty wiring accounts for 33% of residential electrical fires.

It is important to be educated on the dangers of improper, outdated and unsafe wiring.  Doing so will help your home and family avoid becoming a statistic like the ones listed above. There are four main types of hazardous wiring that all homeowners should be aware of:

Knob and Tube Wiring
Knob and tube is very old wiring, and in many cases has deteriorated, cracked, or is missing insulation, which can lead to fires.
More about knob and tube wiring >
Cloth Cable Wiring
Cloth cable wiring may contain asbestos and poses a serious health risk. It is seldom grounded properly.
More about cloth cable wiring >
Aluminum Wiring
Aluminum wiring is no longer permitted for use in new installations by most jurisdictions. It is also seldom grounded properly.
More about aluminum wiring >
Ungrounded Wiring
Grounding of an electrical receptacle prevents painful or even deadly electrical shocks when electricity flows through an improper path.  Every home electrical system should have some type of grounding.
More about ungrounded wiring >

[ Information Source: Energy Management System: How to Plan for a Safer, More Secure Electrical System ©2008, Electricians Success International ]