Switches are normally located on the walls and turn power to the lights on and off. Some switches are equipped with dimmers, which can be used to lower or raise the output level of the light fixtures. Switches can be wired in special ways so that some lights can be turned on and off from more than one location, which can be extremely handy. These types of switches are known as three-way’s. Switches can come in a wide variety of styles and colors.
- 1x per year: Check each switch and the cover plate surrounding the switch as it can break and need to be replaced, or the screws may come loose and need tightening. Do not overtighten the screws! Other than that, there is nothing in the actual switch that can safely be maintained or repaired. If a switch begins to operate poorly, feels warn to the touch or if the switch stops working, it should be reported to a licensed electrician and be replaced immediately.