We recently discovered that our old timer home had more knob and tube than we thought. Soon after sharing this information with our insurance broker, we were told our insurance company wanted us to get an electrical inspection to determine the condition of the knob and tube and report the percentage of old wiring in our home.
Since we did not have a regular electrician, we checked HomeStars.com as we had good results for other trades through this website. We sent an email to Silverback Electric based on a 98% rating and Best of 2020 status with several recent positive reviews. Aaron responded to our email within a half hour (even though we had sent it on a Saturday), explaining what he would do to investigate our electrical situation, the cost for the first two hours, the hourly rate if the work took more than two hours and what was needed for a low risk rating for our knob and tube. After a few more emails, we felt Aaron’s up-front information and quick replies made him the right electrician for our inspection.
Aaron was available to do the inspection on the day we wanted it done. He arrived on time and removed his shoes without being asked. He was polite and explained what he saw during the inspection. Within two hours, Aaron determined our remaining old wiring was only 26% of our total wiring and was in excellent condition, making our risk level low. We shared his report with our insurance broker and now we will be able to renew our insurance. Thanks Aaron.