Question: How many electricians does it take to safely change a light bulb?
Answer: One, though you can change it too.
So how do you change a light bulb safely? You may think this is a straight forward question but it’s a serious one. Although we supply the very best electrical contractors in Liverpool, changing a simple, domestic light bulb is a job you can do on your own, you just need to have the knowhow.
Changing a light bulb, in general, isn’t a life threatening task. The main issues you need to watch out for are falling off your stool when trying to reach your light, and making sure the electricity is turned off so you don’t blow the circuit.
The Internet Says…
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet; just because a chat room says something doesn’t make it true! Despite popular belief, you can’t get electrocuted when changing a light bulb unless you put your finger or a knife somewhere it shouldn’t go (so you can stop eyeing that bulb on your kitchen table now).
Holding the bulb by the glass and not the metal part removes you from the electrical circuit, preventing you from coming into contact with the contactors inside the bulb socket. This is the only part of the entire process where you could potentially get a shock, however turning off the light removes this risk. So really… there’s nothing to worry about.
But What About Faulty Wiring?
If you have faulty wiring in your house, you’d more than likely have noticed it before you began changing your light bulb. Again, making sure you turn off your power before touching the light fixture is a sure way to stay safe. Of course, if you’re at all uncertain, or if you’ve noticed you have a fault with your electrics it’s always a good idea to have a certified electrician come out and check your house for you. After all, the last thing you want to do is prod and poke at things you don’t understand!
If you’d like to know more about how our contracted electricians can help you combat your faulty wiring, contact us today on 0151 482 5534