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Tips On Maintaining Your Electrical Switches and Electrical Outlet

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2020)

Knowing how to maintain electrical switches and outlets is vital since they help us to fulfill everyday tasks. Otherwise, they may end up falling into disrepair which in turn can cause many other electrical problems. You might even incur exceedingly high costs for electrical repairs as a result. So to avoid your electrical switches and outlets from becoming damaged, here are some tips on how to do electrical maintenance for them:

 

Check If Your Electrical Outlets and Switches Are Working Properly

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If some of your home’s light installations fail to turn on, then check if any of your other light fixtures are also unable to function. If they happen to be working properly but with delays, then your light switches may require repairing. On the other hand, if your electrical appliances happen to malfunction as well, then you may be experiencing a problem with your electrical wiring. Contact a licensed electrician if this is the case.

 

Replace Any Old Wiring Immediately

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Loose and faulty wiring such as burnt wires can lead to power trips or shortages and may even cause electrical fires. As such, they should be replaced immediately. However, this is best done by a reliable electrician with professional experience since doing it yourself may cause severe accidents such as electric shocks.

 

Replace Any Damaged Electrical Faceplates or Cover Plates

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You can easily tell if your outlets or light switches require repair since they usually show signs of discoloration, yellowishness, and cracks. In some instances, the cover plate may even have fallen off thereby exposing the inner components. If your switch/outlet’s cover plate becomes dislodged, make sure to have an emergency electrician replace them since touching the inside can cause electrocution. Other major electrical issues may also occur if you fail to do so.

 

Invest in High-quality Electrical Products

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Electrical wirings and switches should be able to last over the long-term. However, some low-quality products get damaged easily and quickly become unusable. To prevent this, it’s best to choose light switches for your home with good quality and which come with a warranty. You should also purchase electrical wires which don’t have any loose or torn areas. Overall, make sure to purchase high-quality electrical products to prevent any immediate outlet or electrical switch problems.

 

Conclusion

Now that you know how to maintain your light switches and outlets, you can make sure that your other electrical components and products function as needed. Should you continue to experience difficulty however, then feel free to contact Daylight Electrician Singapore to assist you with regular maintenance. View our price list for more information on the cost of our electrical services.

Daylight Electrician Singapore provides complete electrical services including an emergency electrician service. Our EMA Licensed electrician and electrical workers are EMA/BCA/IDA certifiied and specially trained to execute all kinds of electrical repairs and works including electrical installation such as light installation, power socket installation, power failure recovery as well as electrical wiring and rewiring. We have over 10 years of electrician experience and have done thousands of electrical works for both residential (Landed, condo and HDB electrician) and commercial electrician. We are the highly recommended electrician in Singapore with many happy customers and reviews. Call us for guaranteed transparent and honest pricing for all your electrical needs at +65 6653 6261.

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