After a knob and tube rewire…
Plaster, Plaster, Plaster, knob and tube rewires boils down to cutting holes in the plaster to pull new wires throughout the home. How the plaster is handled will drastically affect the cost of the rewire as well as the quality of the rewire and what your left with when the work is done.
A rewire with plaster that was poorly cut or poorly repaired(patched) can leave the existing plaster in ruin only to be temporarily repaired with a thin coat of joint compound. Plaster needs to be cut correctly and repaired correctly. Poorly cut plaster will leave hairline cracks that joint compound cannot repair, only temporarily cover up.
Switches, Receptacles, and Light Fixtures
Switches- We rebuild the plaster wall around your switch, while others use the switches front cover to hide their mess.
Receptacles- we replace all the hardware and repair the wood or plaster around the box- others use the cover plate to hide their poor quality work effort.
Light fixtures – We install new fixture boxes so modern light fixtures fit correctly- others try to Frankenstein your new fixture into the old, antiquated box they didn’t feel like removing during the rewire.
We don’t just patch the holes, we repair the plaster. Plaster patching doesn’t just fill the hole but repairs the plaster around the area that was opened up.
Re rebuild your old plaster wall using plastering techniques that are centuries old. Doing repairs this way strengthens the existing plaster surrounding the area opened. We install wood lath and wire mesh back into the ceiling using a brown coat and a scratch coat
Our rewire price isn’t based on just rewiring your home, its based on rewiring your home using the best trade practices that produce the best quality product. We can go into detail with every step we take because we are proud of the quality of rewire we bring to the market.
We do not over explain simple tasks to make them sound important, we will give our honest opinion whenever asked.
We are not salesmen, we have no sales pitch, we are tradesmen offering our talents to you, our client.
We do not force you to sign into any agreements on the spot, we would rather you take your time and ask as many questions you feel needed to be comfortable.
We do not have any “safety plans” that try to persuade you to spend money on frivolous suggestions.