Installing Light Switches
Serving Portland – Beaverton – Newberg – Salem – Canby
Is it time for a light switch installation or replacement?
During the life of any home, the electrical components will need to be replaced.
The components of a light switch are housed in a small plastic box behind the switch and can break down. Don’t be left in the dark some evening with that worn-out light switch.
The inner workings of light switches wear out even with typical use–an unreliable light switch can even become a fire hazard. The professionals at PC Electric can help with that light switch replacement.
The Signs a Light Switch Replacement is Needed
The most important factor when considering hiring someone to replace a light switch is the age of the home. Even if it may just be a loose connection on the switch, it is important to have a professional light switch troubleshooting service for peace of mind. Some possible signs include:
- Lights fixtures do not come on
- Appliances stop working for no reason
- When you flip the switch on there is an arcing noise
- The lights flicker
- You experience an electric shock when flipping the switch
- Switch plate shows blackening around the edges
- You smell a burnt odor near the light switch
You can avoid electrical shocks from mishandling electricity by utilizing the expertise of our experienced PC Electric team. With their experience and professional tools, they will determine if its necessary to replace your light switch.
They can tell if the wires need to be replaced or if a new light switch installation is required. PC Electric’s electricians also check to see if the building is up to NEC and local codes.
PC Electric answers your FAQs
When I turn on the light why does the light switch pop? If the light switch does not work normally, it usually means the light switch itself is defective, and it is essential to troubleshoot the issue. If you hear a popping sound or other noise, it is a good sign that the wiring is loose or the switch is faulty which will require a new light switch installation.
Can PC Electric find the problem when our home’s light switch doesn’t work? There are several reasons that you may need to replace your light switch. The most common reason is that the switch is worn out. For light switch troubleshooting, PC Electric knows the signs of a defective light switch.
Is there a way we can dim our lights? A particular switch called a Dimmer Switch is utilized to replace the standard toggle switch. An electrician from PC Electric will be happy to help with this type of light switch installation. Dimmer switches help set an atmosphere in a room and lower that utility bill.
Can you add more light switches to a room? Yes! Most of the time light switch installations are done during the initial construction of a building. PC Electric can come into the home, check the circuitry to run the additional wiring required to add more light switches to a room.
PC Electric’s trained technicians know how to handle all electrical challenges to get the job done.