Why replace Electrical Outlets or Switches?
The thing to remember about electricity in the home, even on small projects, is that it can be dangerous. There is, of course, the potential of shock, and improper wiring can lead to fire. Some older homes, wired before current codes were in place even just a few short years ago, have wires that would not pass muster in today’s environment, and years-older homes contain wires that were never color-coded. The best rule of thumb is: if in doubt, call a professional like Roselle Electrical Services Inc.
Electrical Outlets and Electrical Switches
We can Install or Replace most Electrical Outlets and Swtiches
Light switches wear out, and need to be replaced. When they do, it is helpful when you call the electrician, to be able to state with clarity, what type of switch it is. That way, he can be sure to have the correct part when he arrives. Before you call him, you might also want to consider an upgrade that can make your life a little easier. Dimmer switches, and timer switches, cost little more than a standard on and off switch, and offer additional conveniences that might be to your benefit and liking. Along with, single light switches and, double light switches, they are among the most common types installed.
Single Light Switches
A single light switch, also called a “single pole switch” is the simplest switch of all. As the name implies, it serves one purpose, to turn on and off only one item. You can often tell when a switch is beginning to wear out. Over time the crisp sound and feel of the switch, when turned on and off, begins to fade. When that happens it is better to replace it then be left in the dark. Single pole switches are used not only for lights, but for anything that requires a simple on – off electrical function.
Double Light Switches
As with the single light switch, the double light switch “double pole switch” is also self- explanatory. It operates two items. An example would be a bathroom exhaust fan with a light. One switch operates the fan, the other one turns on the light. Ceiling fans often have a double switch also. Double light switches require a different wiring pattern than a single switch, and cost slightly more to replace.
Dimmer Light Switch Replacement
Dimmer switches are great when you want more than just an instant bright or dark experience. They offer an infinite number of shades of light from; can barely see - to put on the sunglasses. They can be the perfect solution to TV rooms, and hallways, and even children’s bedrooms. They also make nighttime visits to the “nature calls facility” much more pleasant.
There are many reasons your electrical outlets could go from being handy to being scary. For example, older homes may have receptacles which are damaged or which, otherwise, may have deteriorated over the years. For example, if even part of the outlet's plastic faceplate broke away, the prongs of a plug could bridge from the electrical contacts to the grounded strap, resulting in electrical arcing. Outlets also deteriorate from repeated use -- everyday stuff, like from plugging-in and unplugging appliances (as is often done in kitchens and bathrooms). As a result, when plugs fit loosely into receptacles, especially the two-prong ungrounded type, they may slip partially or completely out of the receptacle.
Roselle Electric Services - Electrical Outlets and Eletric Switches