Light Switch Problems and How to Fix Them

Light switches are integral to all electrical installations on both commercial as well as residential properties. They are required to controlled all the electrical appliances, devices, and fixtures. Any malfunction in the switches can also impact the integrity of the electrical features they control. The one way to avoid replacing the fixtures in your home is to be vigilant and spot problems early.

It’s never a good idea to defer getting electrical repair work or replacements done on your property. Timely intervention is the best way to avoid electrical issues such as electrocution, electrical fires etc. When you let electrical problems fester for a long time, they can become aggravated and fixing these can be troublesome and expensive too.

Common light switch problems

We at Quick Connect Electrical Always recommend that clients should be alert in order to notice any problems with the light switches and electrical fixtures on their property. Some of the common as light switch problems you should look out for:

  • The switch doesn’t work– This is probably one of the most common problems that people face with light switches. Sometimes, the switch becomes stuck or it doesn’t function at all. In situations such as these, replacement becomes the only option. This job should always be handled by a licensed electrical professional.
  • Fuse burnout or circuit breaker problems- There are times when the problems aren’t with the actual light switch, but with the fixture that the switch is connected to. This makes it very important to ensure that you are checking what the root cause of the problem is before attempting to carry out any repair work. Electrical jobs should always be left to professionals and you can call us to inspect the installation to determine what the problem is
  • Flickering lights­- Sometimes, flickering off lights is caused due to loose bulb fixtures, when they aren’t connected properly to their sockets. This problem can be easily fixed by this tightening the bulb. However, if the flickering continues after you have done this they could be a problem with the light switch installation itself. Call an electrical expert to get the problem checked.
  • Overheating of switches- There are times when dimmers and control switches overheat or the start to emit buzzing sounds where they are in use. Standard light switches don’t experience these problems. This also means if your light switch is emitting a buzzing sound or is overheating it is important that you call in expert electrical professionals without delay.

Why hire professionals?

While light switch replacement may seem like an easy job at first glance, the fact is that any kind of electrical work should always be carried out by certified, trained and licensed electrical professionals like the ones at our company. We are very prompt with our response, use excellent quality materials in our work and provide solutions that will fit in both fitting into your budget.

Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent switch installation, replacement and repair services. We also offer 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. 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. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

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