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Here Are Four Telling Signs Of Damaged Light Switches

It’s pretty simple to take light switches for granted. Like an electrical outlet, they are used over the years until they eventually malfunction and need to be replaced. A defective light switch will exhibit a few clear indicators. Continue reading to discover how to identify and resolve any problems with light switches.

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Pay attention to these telling signs!

Your Light Switches Are Inconsistent

Sometimes you might find that switch might work, and other times, it might not. It may occasionally flash for a second time before turning on. A replacement light bulb may not even solve the flickering problem. If this occurs, the correct connections within the light switch are not established, indicating that a new light switch is required.

Your Light Switches Spark

You could see a little spark when you turned on the light switch. This is known as a loaded arc, occurring when the switch contacts are pushed apart. The light switch is malfunctioning if a large park produces a snapping noise. If this happens, it could lead to an electrical fire.

You Hear Odd Noises

Light switches produce no noise when they are operating correctly. So, if you hear buzzing, clicking, or popping from the button, something inside the switch isn’t working correctly. This indicates that the switch needs to be replaced.

Your Light Switches Are Warm To The Touch

When you turn off a dimmer switch, you may discover that it feels warm to the touch after being switched on for a long. This is normal but a regular toggle light switch, on the other hand, should not be heated. These switches should always be at room temperature. If a light switches in your home feel warm after or during usage, its time to reach out to the helpful staff at  feels warm, it’s time to the electricians at Tri Star Electric.

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