It’s often the things we use daily that we take for granted — when was the last time you paid any attention to your light switches? Lights, fans, and other electrical equipment keep homes and businesses running, and light switches allow us to control these tools with ease. You might not seek help for problems with your light switches because they don’t seem urgent, but functioning light switches are essential. If you notice any of these symptoms or issues, contact Professional Electric Inc. for light switch repair.
Seeing Sparks? It’s Time for Light Switch Repair!
Load arcs are tiny sparks that occur when electricity jumps from one contact to another. While some small sparks are somewhat common, large sparks or scorch marks can be signs of significant trouble. If you see a large spark, smoke, or scorching on the switch or plate, contact a professional for light switch repair as soon as possible.
Warm or Noisy Light Switches
Similarly, if your light switch is warm to the touch, you may have some underlying problems. Dimmer switches may put off some slight warmth during normal operation, but standard switches should not. Warm or hot light switches or plates can indicate an abnormal flow of electricity, which can be dangerous. You may also hear unusual noises coming from your light switch. Popping, buzzing, or sizzling noises are not normal. If you notice any of these sounds, contact an electrician — like warm switches, abnormal noises can be indicative of faulty components.
Light Switch Repair May Fix Problems With Your Fixtures
If you’ve noticed issues with your light fixtures, the real culprit may actually be your switches. Delayed illumination or flickering can be the result of faulty light switch components. If you have a lamp that flickers when plugged into one outlet and not another, you may need light switch repair instead of a new lamp. An experienced electrician can help you determine the cause of your light switch issues and implement a solution.
Need a Reliable and Experienced Electrician? Call Professional Electric Inc.
Our family-owned and operated business has earned the trust of the Crofton community since 1990. Our team of friendly and expert electricians is licensed, bonded, and insured. From electric panel upgrades to lighting installations, and all other electrical services and repairs in between, you can count on Professional Electric to get it done safely and skillfully. Further, our dedicated electricians are standing by 24/7 for your emergency electrical situations.
We proudly serve customers in Annapolis, Severna Park, Crofton, Gambrills, Odenton, Bowie, Stevensville, Mitchellville, Millersville, Cape St Claire, the surrounding Southern Maryland, and beyond. To find out more information on our wide range of electrical services, or to get a free estimate from our master electricians, contact us at our website or call 410‐451‐8085, 301‐390‐7620, or 443‐871‐1492. For more ways to stay connected, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.