Monday, February 22, 2016

Why Is My Light Switch Not Working ?!?

 There are a few reason a light switch may not be working. The first thing I would check is the obvious, the light bulb. It may be the bulb and not the actual switch. So it may be a broken light switch, this job requires the replacement of the switch. This can be a DIY project if you know what you are doing and have knowledge of electricity and how it works. If not you can find a local Tampa Electrician. What might seem like a simple fix could become a disaster.
 When I replace a light switch whether it is embossed or not I shut off the switch to the main power supply in my circuit breaker panel box. I unscrew the two screws holding on the switch plate and remove it, then the actual switch from the box. This is where it can get tricky, maybe time to call that Tampa electrician. I like to remove one wire at a time and reattach them as I go to avoid any mix ups. Again if this is something new to you call a local Tampa electrician for advice. After the wires are right I replace all items, return power and check the switch.
 Sometimes the issue is caused by a tripped circuit breaker or a burnt out fuse, depending on the set up. Before purchasing a new switch I always check the circuit breaker or fuse box. The fix may be as simple as turning the fuse back on. Keep in mind that the fused popped for a reason. When it comes to any repairs on a breaker box I call my local Tampa electrician. This job is for the pros and the Tampa electrician comes with training and expertise. A mistake with electricity can be deadly so be safe and smart.

 If you are in Florida and are in need of a local Tampa electrician to help you with a problem check out On Time Electric in the Tampa area @ I know I always feel safer checking with the pros before I start a new Do-It-Yourself project. It is better to be safe than sorry. They do not only serve the Tampa Bay are but surrounding areas as well.  If the repair can't be made by me I know I am in good hands when it can be done by them. Check out the local Tampa Electrician today for more information.