Keeping light bulbs replaced is very important for being able to see in your home. It also helps keep you and your family safe when walking up and downstairs in unlit areas. Continue reading to see when to replace light bulbs.
This is a Safety Task!
Usually, as dust builds up over time on bulbs and fixtures, it can affect your light sources’ brightness. Light bulbs that are burnt out can cause unexpected injuries.
Tasks can be done by: Homeowner, Handyman, Electrician, and Some Cleaning Services
Step 1 – Inspect Light Bulbs Around Your Home
- Take some time to go around your house to inspect which bulbs are burnt out or starting to fade or flicker.
- Above all, don’t forget to inspect outdoor lights!
Step 2 – Replace Burnt Out Bulbs
- Be sure to have purchased all the extra bulbs you may need before doing this task and that you are replacing them with the proper wattage bulb.
- You may need a ladder to reach certain bulbs. Be sure that the power is turned off & that the bulbs are cooled down before replacing them. It helps to have someone hold the ladder. (review ladder safety)
- You can also take a rag or paper towel to clean off any dust or debris around the bulbs.
- If you replace a fluorescent and it does not come on, the ballast might be burnt out. Make sure all the end contacts are engaging in the fixture properly. If you still do not have light, it might be a good time to call your HomeTeam professional.
- Tool List: ladder, dry cleaning cloth
- Supply List & Costs: extra bulbs
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