Two of the most frequent causes of fires we see is 1. Space heaters, and 2. Old antiquated electrical systems. For example knob and tube wire systems. Knob and tube wiring is defined as follows, “Knob and tube” is term that describes a system of residential wiring installed between 1900 and the 1940s in both city and country homes across North America. It was leading edge technology at the time, but is now regarded as too risky and dangerous to be insurable by some companies. The cost issued with changing out full wiring systems is extensive in most cases. We recommend consulting with a few local electricians and start developing a replacement game plan. In some cases this can be completed in stages. Again, nothing about this process is ideal but the effects from a fire can be far worse. Contact SERVPRO of Manchester with any of your restoration questions or needs!