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Light Switch Repair & Replacement in Northwest Arkansas

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Every day, you walk through your home and flip light switches to enjoy the light flooding into your rooms. You likely give little thought to the switches when you use them until something goes wrong. Yet behind that simple switch is a complex electrical system that can create a fire risk if not installed or maintained properly. Bud Anderson Home Services has a team of electricians who can assist you in ensuring your electrical switches are fully functional and working safely in your home.

Signs That a Light Switch Is Broken

Light switches are fairly durable components of your home, but they do not last forever. When a light switch has worn out, it creates an unseen fire hazard that puts your home at risk. Thankfully, there are a number of signs that indicate you may be close to having a problem. If you are concerned about the safety of your light switches, watch for these signs that it may be time for light switch replacement.

  • Unusual sounds – If you hear cracking, hissing, or popping sounds, it indicates electrical arcing on the inside of the switch, which needs to be addressed immediately to prevent a fire.
  • Hot temperature – Light switches should not get hot to the touch. This indicates a fire risk.
  • Delays – If it takes a few seconds from the moment you flip the switch to the moment the light actually turns on, then the switch is wearing out. This is not a fire hazard, but it does indicate it is time to think about light switch replacement.

If you’re noticing any of these problems, you need to get help quickly. Even though they seem minor and your light switch may still turn on the light, they indicate more serious problems lurking in your walls.

Call Bud Anderson to schedule a light switch replacement to protect your home from an electrical fire.

Installing a Dimmer Switch

If you need to replace a light switch, you may wish to consider installing a dimmer switch. A dimmer switch lets you control the level of the light, turning it brighter or dimmer based on your needs. You can replace just about any standard switch with a dimmer switch, but you must make sure that the light switch wiring is properly connected to protect your home. Dimmer switches do not work with most fluorescent fixtures, but they do work on most other types of fixtures.

To ensure you can safely use a dimmer switch, talk to an electrician from Bud Anderson.

Light Switch Grounding

Many light switches have a third wire known as a grounding wire. This wire gives the electrical current an “out” if there is a problem with the regular circuit. The grounding wire sends the current back to the ground safely if there is a problem with the light switch wiring.

If you are replacing light switches in your home, you may find that some are not grounded. This is a slight safety risk, and one that is easy to fix by replacing the switch with a grounded one. While this risk is fairly mild, it is a good idea to have the system grounded to ensure your family’s safety.

If you need help grounding your light switches, Bud Anderson’s electricians are ready to assist.

Schedule Light Switch Repair or Replacement in NWA Today

Whether you are looking for light switch repair, replacement, or wiring upgrades, Bud Anderson is ready to serve. Schedule an appointment with our skilled and attentive electrician today to discuss your electrical needs. With our help, you can have safe, functional light switches throughout your home.

Bud Anderson's Shield of Protection!

At Bud Anderson Home Services, we know how important preventive maintenance is to keep your home’s comfort systems running in top condition. We also know how easy it is to forget to schedule your maintenance appointments each year! That's why we offer our Shield of Protection. Let us remember to schedule your annual system maintenance and all you have to do is enjoy priority service, discounts and more!

Why Choose Us?

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Peace Of Mind
We will send the name and photo of your technician ahead of time so you feel safe when they arrive in uniform in a company vehicle. We will also be careful in your home by wearing booties and laying mats on the floor.
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Upfront Pricing
Our honest pricing will always be reviewed with you before we start any work so that you're aware of exactly what you're agreeing to. We don't sell you what you don't need, and we don't charge surprise fees.
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Award Winning Team
Our team has won the 2014 BBB Torch Award for Ethics and the 2018 Best of HomeAdvisor award for providing superior quality service and value to our customers.

What Our Customers Say

Great Customer Service!

I called other companies; some couldn’t get me in for 2 weeks or never called back. Due to having no power in multiple outlets throughout my home, Bud Anderson was able to schedule me first thing in the morning. I like the text updates, who your Technician will be, as well as they are on their way. Dwayne was professional, knowledgeable, and explained everything. Great Customer Service skills! Thank-you~

Karen

Quick Response!

Service call scheduled and completed in a quick manner. Aaron definitely knows heating and air systems and took the time to explain the issues and come up with a maintenance plan in the future. I strongly recommend this company.

Daron S.

Professional Service!

Furnace went out during this ridiculous weather and Bud Anderson was the only place I could get through to. First, they made sure I had another heat source (I did) then they arrived very quickly considering the weather. Problem was solved in a timely fashion and now my wife and kids will be very happy! Very professional service!

David V.