Light switches control your lights, fans, and other such electrical fixtures. They’re some of the most used fixtures on any property, and can become damaged over time. When you light switch is too old or doesn’t perform as you expect it to, you need new light switch installation. At Quick Connect, we have installed several light switches in our lifetime. We understand the process like the back of our hand so we can install new switches quickly and efficiently.
Common Light Switch Problems
As mentioned before, the light switch controls your electrical fixtures; if it malfunctions, that can compromise the fixture. You can avoid replacing the entire fixture along with the light switch by being vigilant and spotting the problem early. Here are some of the common light switch problems you need to watch out for:
- The Mechanism Doesn’t Work – This is one of the most common problems with light switches. If the switch is stuck or doesn’t turn the light on or off, you need to replace it. Some people try to make the mechanism work by pushing the switch forcefully but that can only lead to problems. It’s best to replace the switch entirely instead of trying different tricks to make it work.
- Problems With the Circuit Breaker or the Fuse Burnout – Sometimes the problem doesn’t lie with your light switch, but rather with the circuit breaker or fuse burnout. It’s important to diagnose the root cause of the problem before you attempt to carry out the repairs. Our electrician will inspect the light switch, the connected wiring, as well as the circuit breaker, etc, to determine the problem before they go ahead with the light switch installation.
- Flickering Lights – Flickering lights usually happen when the bulb is loose and isn’t connected to the socket properly. You can correct the problem by simply tightening the bulb. However, if your lights continue to flicker, there might be lose connection underneath the light switch or the switch itself might be damaged. You need to a hire a professional to help handle the job.
- Overheating Switches – Dimmer switches and controls can overheat or emit a buzzing sound when in use. However, normal light switches don’t experience the same problems so if your typical light switches overheat or emit a buzzing sound, you need to call us immediately.
Why Call a Professional?
Most people assume that changing the light switch is an easy job that doesn’t require professional skill. Unfortunately, many become injured and cause fires because they don’t know how to handle light switch installation safely. Our electricians are well-trained and certified so they know how to change switches safely. We also use durable and good-quality replacement switches to ensure you won’t have to replace the switch again for a long time.
If you want to know more about light switch installation or have questions regarding our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Quick Connect. You can call us on 1300 725 894 or enter your details and questions in this contact us form.