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Residential Electrical Services
Shafnisky Electric can help you with your electrical projects, whether it is an electrical service upgrade, knob and tube wiring, an emergency electrical service, lighting design and maintenance, whole house rewiring, or multi-unit (apartment building) wiring and rewiring. We specialize in both new and older homes and buildings. Our residential electricians hold the proper training and experience to give you the best electrical solution to your problems.
Other Residential Services
If you have an electrical problem that you can’t solve, from loss of power to computer networking issues, give us a call. Troubleshooting is our forte, especially in older homes.
Knob and tube wiring is generally safe and if it has been properly installed and maintained it does not pose an imminent danger to your family or your home. Knob and tube wiring is not permitted in any current construction. Most of the danger that comes from knob and tube wiring is because of improperly installed insulation around the wiring. Some local codes mandate that the old wiring be replaced with new Romex-type wire when you do a service upgrade or list your house for sale. Typically the requirement of removal is only for accessible locations, such as a basement without a ceiling.
Many homes that have knob and tube wiring lack the electrical capacity to power a home with all of today’s modern conveniences.
Knob and tube wiring should not be used in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, powder rooms or outdoors because it cannot be properly grounded, as there is no ground wire.
If you have questions about knob and tube wiring in your home, one of our electricians can walk through your home to safety check your wiring and make recommendations about the current state of the wiring or any work that could or should be done to keep your home and family safe.
As a precaution we recommend that you check your homeowner’s policy to ensure that your house is properly covered in the event that the wiring was at fault in the event of a claim.
Take the frustration out of installing your computer network and trust the professionals with Shafnisky Electric.
Our years of experience will help you determine the best way to set up your computer network. Transfer files, trade music or share photos throughout your network with ease.
We install wired or wireless networks for residential homes and offices throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. Working in both plenum and non-plenum ceilings, we can even handle cabling bundles for phone, television and Internet.
Shafnisky Electric is Leviton certified for installation methods and practices.