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Troubleshooting Common Electrical Switches Problems

(Last Updated On: September 4, 2018)

We all have a variety of power switches in our home that exist for specific purposes. There’s the single pole switch that can control a light fixture from one location. Meanwhile, we have 3-way switches that can control lighting from two locations. Lastly, there are also 4-way switches that can switch light fixtures on and off from 3 or more locations. However, like any other electrical component, electrical switches may also run into some problems of their own. When this happens, don’t hesitate to call a professional and certified electrician to fix the issue. Some solutions might even involve working on a trip switch, which requires the skills of an experienced technician.

Don’t know how to identify electrical problems? Look through some common electrical problems below to familiarise yourself with the issue before your electrician comes.

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Problem: Flickering Light Fixture

When encountering a flickering light fixture at home, remember to get it checked or replaced as soon as possible. You can easily solve the problem without the help of a professional electrician, but don’t forget that you can only carry this out when you are already well-versed on electrical services. There could be various causes for this issue, one of which is loose wiring and the other might be that the light bulb is already damaged. You can quickly replace the light bulb with a new one, given that you know the exact same model to buy. But if this doesn’t work, immediately call a licensed electrician to troubleshoot and eventually solve the problem.

Problem: Damaged Wired Devices

Have you ever experienced flipping electrical switches only to realise that your light fixture or electrical appliance is not working? Have you also tried turning on your water heater switch but realised that your shower isn’t giving out warm water? There can be several reasons behind these problems, but the main issue might be behind your electrical wiring. Another reason can be that your light bulb is completely burnt out, which is most likely to happen if you use an unreliable compact fluorescent lamp. Short circuits may also be the reason why electrical switches are malfunctioning.

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Problem: Fuse Blows or Circuit Breaker Trips When Electrical Switches Are Turned On

Do your fuses or circuit breakers trip as soon as you turn on your electrical switches at home? Such problems occur mostly because of short circuits, which usually happens when a hot wire touches wither another hot wire or a neutral wire. Wear-and-tear in the circuit’s electrical wiring because of rodents and old age can also cause such a problem – this is more commonly the cause when you see frays on your wires. If you can’t identify the issue, call an experienced electrician quickly to get your wall switch fixed immediately.

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Problem: Electrical Switches Hot To Touch When In Use

Both a water heater switch and a wall switch in Singapore can feel hot when regularly used. Such cases involve overloading, where it is carrying more power that it can handle. Like the rest of the previously discussed problems above, electrical switches may also be warm to touch because of faulty wiring. When the problem seems like it poses a threat to your family’s safety, immediately call a professional electrician to troubleshoot your electric power switch as this kind of issue already requires immediate attention.

Problem: Faulty Electrical Switches

There are several signs indicating faulty electrical switches. One of these signs involve not feeling the “snap” that you usually get when you flip the switch. Some of the other signs are when electrical switches make strange noises such buzzing sounds while operating. The most critical sign is when it starts to produce a spark when switched on. This does not only happen to light switches, but also a circuit breaker switch or electrical outlet switches. Remember not to delay such problems and immediately opt to replace your circuit breaker switch when such issues arise.

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A typical switch in Singapore is deemed safer than the rest of its neighbouring countries’. This is because there are strict regulations regarding the type of electrical components that residents can install in their homes.

Experiencing an electrical switch problem in Singapore? Replace a wall power switch easily by calling Daylight Electrician Singapore. We offer a range of professional electrical services as seen in our previous electrical projects. Call us now at +65 6653 6261 or email us at enquiry@daylightelectrician.com to speak to our friendly customer service staff about our quality electrical works. While you’re at it, look through our positive reviews here!

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