Handyman Connection of Carmel Recognized as a Top 3 Handyman Services Provider in Indianapolis

Celebrating Excellence in Home Maintenance and Customer Service in the Indianapolis, IN, Area

Handyman Connection of Carmel is thrilled to announce our recognition as one of the Top 3 Handyman Services providers in the Indianapolis, IN, area by ThreeBestRated. This prestigious accolade highlights our unwavering commitment to excellence, quality craftsmanship, and outstanding customer service. Selected through a rigorous 50-point Inspection that evaluates key factors such as customer reviews, history, ratings, and overall excellence, this recognition underscores our consistent delivery of superior home maintenance and repair services in Carmel, Avon, Indianapolis, and surrounding areas.

This honor is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team and the trust and positive feedback from our valued clients. Our wide range of services includes plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, painting, and general repairs, ensuring homeowners can rely on us for all their maintenance needs. We are committed to maintaining the high level of service that has earned us this recognition and will continue to prioritize customer satisfaction in every project. Contact us today to experience our award-winning services and see how we can help maintain and enhance your home.

handyman connection  /  April 24, 2019

How to Determine If Your Home Still Has Knob-and-Tube Wiring

Knob-and-tube wiring was introduced to American homes during the first electrical installations in the 1900s and was used as recently as the 1970s. At the time of its introduction, it was considered revolutionary and state-of-the-art. Nowadays, however, with the electrical demands of modern life, knob-and-tube wiring isn’t really recommended anymore and may even cause various hazards, such as shock and fires.

In this post, Handyman Connection® of Carmel discusses how you can determine if your home still uses knob-and-tube wiring and if you need to replace it.

Finding Knob-and-Tube Wiring in Your Home

Normally, spotting knob-and-tube wiring in your home is simple. Just go down to your basement, and take a look at the joists. Should you happen to see white ceramic knobs nailed to it with electrical wires snaking through them, then that means there is knob-and-wiring present in your home. Don’t see it in your basement? Try going to your attic. If you still don’t see any signs, then chances are your home doesn’t have any knob-and-tube wiring.

However, just because you didn’t see any in the basement or attic doesn’t mean your home isn’t using it. There’s also a chance that the knob-and-tube wiring is hidden in your walls. If you think this might be the case, then the only way to determine it is to make holes in the walls with the help of a trusted handyman like Handyman Connection of Carmel.

Should You Replace It?

Knob-and-tube wiring can be hazardous when left in your home because it has difficulty keeping up with the electrical demands of the modern lifestyle. In addition, knob-and-tube wiring hidden in the walls can compromise an entire home. Insurance companies won’t even insure homes with this type of wiring. With that in mind, it’s highly recommended that knob-and-tube wiring be replaced to avoid any possible problems that may arise in the future.

To get started on fixing your home’s electrical issues, turn to Handyman Connection of Carmel for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of electrical and carpentry services. Give us a call at (317) 886-1747, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.

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