Electrical switches are a very important part of any electrical system and every home and commercial property will have a number of switches in the indoor and outdoor spaces. When you get good quality switches installed by experts, you generally don’t have to worry about problems arising very often. But these fittings are used almost on a daily basis which causes a lot of wear and tear and they can deteriorate over time.
Common problems with switches
If you hear crackling/popping or even hissing sounds coming from any switches in your home, these indicate there is a fault in the device. Leaving it that way will only cause it to deteriorate very quickly. It’s important that you call an expert electrician like the ones at Quick Connect Electrical to attend to the problem without delay. In addition to the arcing sounds we just mentioned, there are a number of other indicators of switch-related problems such as:
- Burning smells- when the contact points in the switches get heated up the various plastic parts begin to melt which results in the burning smells.
- Lights flicker- If you notice that the lights in a particular room are flickering constantly, this indicates there could be a problem with the switches and a loose connection might be causing the problem.
- Arcing- The buzzing and arcing sounds are very prominent when you switch on the lights.
- Loose switches- If you notice a wiggle in the switches this could be caused by deterioration of the components.
While these are some of the common indicators of problems in electrical switches, it’s important to keep in view that many other electrical issues may also have similar problems. For example, crackling sounds may be heard if the screw terminal’s wiring has come loose. If you have noticed any of these signs in any room in your house, call us without delay. We will inspect all the switches in that space and find out whether there is a problem with them or any of the other components of the system.
24/7 emergency electrical services
We are very methodical in our approach to the work and make sure that the testing is carried out using the most advanced tools and equipment. If we see any signs of a problem, you will be immediately informed about it and the problem can be fixed before it goes out of hand and turns into a more complex one. We provide emergency electrical services and are on call round the clock to provide you the solutions you need.
You only have to give us a call and we will come over to your location and fix the problem quickly and efficiently. Quick Connect Electrical can provide you the type of outdoor lighting solutions you need. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.