Every home and commercial establishment has light switches in every room. Today, we are dependent on electricity for a number of things and use a variety of appliances, gadgets, and devices that run on electricity. In addition to appliances such as washing machines, ovens, driers, dishwashers, toasters, grills, BBQs, we also need switches to operate fans, lights, air conditioners as well as a number of other things.
Different light switch problems
It goes without saying that in order to use all these devices, gadgets and appliances, we also need to make sure that all the switches are in a good condition. However, the fact is that the switches on our property see a significant amount of wear and tear and regular use results in deterioration. This makes it important to be aware of the signs of light switch problems. Some of the things we should be looking out for include:
- Loose /jammed switches – If you find that any switches are loose or if the mechanism juts gets stuck and doesn’t work at all, don’t try to force the switch or try to push it in an attempt to fix it. It’s best to replace the damaged or malfunctioning switch entirely.
- Circuit breaker trips– In some instances, you notice that as soon as you turn on a specific switch, a circuit breaker trips. Most people mistakenly believe that the switch is the culprit; but in this instance, it’s actually the circuit breaker that’s at fault and you would have to reset it and get it checked.
- Flickering lights– In some cases, the lights may flicker when the bulb is loose in the holder and tightening the bulb will solve the problem. However there are times when the connection within the switch is damaged or has come loose and only replacing the switch will solve the problem.
- Overheating switches– If you notice that some switches are hot to the touch or are emitting a buzzing ort hissing sound, it is an indication that the switch mechanism has deteriorated and the piece would have to be replaced.
Homeowners often feel that switch replacement isn’t very complex and that they would be able to handle the job themselves. But the fact is that it’s never a good idea to try to handle any kind of electrical job on your own. Always call in a skilled a licensed electrician for light switch installation and replacement.
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