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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Current Wall Switch Plate

Time to Replace Your Switch

Have you ever flipped the bathroom light on in the middle of the night and heard a sudden popping sound? In your late-night confusion, you might think, “Did I really hear that?” Sometimes, it can be easy to overlook the subtle signs that your light switch needs replacing, but it’s wise to pay attention to electrical wire failure at this spot in your home so you can take care of it as soon as possible.

Time to Replace Your Current Wall Switch Plate

Decide How

When you notice this popping or hissing noise, you need to look into the possibility that electricity could be arcing within the switch. If left unaddressed, this situation could pose a fire hazard and endanger the inhabitants of your home. Therefore, to keep everyone safe, you need to make a decision on whether you’re going to go at this job yourself or have a licensed electrician do it for you. If you have experience with rewiring, you may be able to take on this relatively simple task, but it may be too complicated if it involves a three-way switch. If it seems like it’s going to be too much for you, go ahead and get a professional involved.

Upgrade Your Plate

With the replacement of the wall switch, you may want to consider upgrading your switch plate. Brushed bronze wall plates are a great way to liven up any room with a classic pop of color. You can rest assured they will add a polished touch to any part of your home, be it the bathroom, kitchen or office. The bronze hue will look good against a wash of color, such as blue, or it will contrast well against a neutral like grey or light cream. No matter where the light switch is that you’re thinking about replacing, you should have an idea of what color switch you want to go back in with. There are many to choose from. If bronze is your thing, go ahead and pick out the design you like so you can have it ready to go right over the new switch. Not only will you be ensuring safety in your home, but you will be doing it in classic style. Who knows? You might just be tempted to change out all of your wall switch plates.


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