This image depicts several violations. We found these boxes buried behind the wall.  Junction boxes must be readily accessible, and extending knob and tube wiring can cause overheating of wires

Many remodeling projects are done by general contractors who to save on cost and do all aspects of a project themselves (electric, plumbing, HVAC, etc). Have you ever heard the phrase jack of all trades but master of none.  Many general contractors lack the knowledge or know the codes pertaining to proper electrical installations.

Would you let your car mechanic examine you when you are not feeling well?  No, you would see your doctor on something as important as your health. Well, electricity not done properly could be a hazard to your health. 

The image above shows an improper splice inside a wall. A splice not correctly made could become loose creating lights blinking or a power outage if this splice is buried behind a wall or ceiling (flying splice) it can lead to major problems. You could have intermitting or loss of power and not be able to locate the problem or worse a hazard if the splice heats up and ignites materials surrounding it. For all your electrical needs contact your licensed Philadelphia electricians Lauterborn Electric. Click Images to Enlarge.