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Cloth Wiring In New Orleans

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While most modern wiring is coated in plastic these days, before that was the standard, wiring used to be covered in cloth. In fact, in many homes that were built before 1960, there is likely some form of cloth wiring present, especially if you have never had the wiring updated. While this type of wiring isn't inherently dangerous to have in your home, if you start to notice any kind of problems with your electrical system, or if you are thinking of undertaking a renovation project for your home, it might be a good opportunity to go ahead and have your old cloth wiring replaced. When you make the decision to have your old cloth wiring replaced with something more modern, the first thing you need to do is find the name of a professional New Orleans electrician that you can trust to get the job done right, and you don't find anyone better suited for the task than the team of experts here at MK Electric Man.

Here at MK Electric Man, our team of professional New Orleans electricians can inspect your home's wiring and help you make the determination as to whether or not there is any cloth wiring present in your wiring system, and if it needs to be replaced. Our team of professionals have the experience and the training necessary to make sure that the task is carried out in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner, letting you rest assured that by the time we're finished, your home's wiring system will have never been in better shape. As with all of our services, our cloth wiring replacement services come with our 100% guarantee of your satisfaction, so get in touch with our New Orleans electricians today.

Give us a call today if you have any questions about our full line of cloth wiring replacement services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for consultation with one of our skilled specialists. Our team of experts are always standing by and would be more than happy to assist you in any way that we can.

What Is Cloth Wiring?

Cloth wiring is an older style of electrical wiring that is generally composed of copper wired that is covered in either cotton or rayon. Most of the time, the wiring is between 12 and 22 gauge, and generally has paper or some form of rubberized insulation. Some cloth wiring might also use PVC in order to increase the overall integrity of the wire itself, and may or may not have a ground conductor. If the cloth wiring does have the ground wire, your outlets will most likely be three pronged.

Why Should You Replace Cloth Wiring?

While cloth wiring can be safe sometimes, even if hasn't ever been updated, there are still a large variety of reasons that you could wind up having to replace it. If you notice that you're experiencing any power failures in your New Orleans home, it could very well be due to rotting insulation in your wires. Once the insulation in your cloth wiring begins to rot, it is only going to make your electrical system less reliable overall, and can even lead to house fires if conditions are right. Our team of professionals will help you determine whether or not your cloth wiring poses any kind of threat to your home, and if it does, we can help you replace it with something more up-to-date and more reliable to ensure that your home has everything it needs to keep you and your family comfortable and safe at all times.


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If you are looking for a professional electrician in New Orleans to help you replace your home's cloth wiring, give us a call today at 504-899-5483 or complete our online request form.