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Fix It Friday: How to change a light switch Pt. 1

If your light switch has stopped working you can call an electrician or handyman to come in and fix it. However, you should know that this is really just a simple DIY task that most home owners can take on themselves. Here, we talk you through a typical installation for a single pole light switch. That is, a light switch that is used to control only one fixture. Of course, taking on electrical issues can be intimidating to many people. So, if you aren’t comfortable with the task, please visit our listings of handyman services or electricians to find a pro to take on the task for you.

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The “Fix It Friday” articles and other how-to pieces are provided for informational purposes only. The information contained therein is meant to offer general guidance for basic jobs around the house. Due to the fact that tools, techniques, building codes and local regulation are always in flux, assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained herein and disclaims liability for omissions, errors or outcomes of any project. It is the sole responsibility of the reader to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, codes and regulations for a project. If there is any question or doubt in regard to any aspect of a Fix It Friday or other DIY tutorials please consult a licensed professional.


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