Tips and Tricks

Cleaning Sockets and Switches

Is there dirt and crud on your electrical outlets or light switches? Here is some advice to help you clean them:

  • Turn Off the Power – Whether you are working on a light switch or an electrical socket, it is a wise idea to turn the power off before you start cleaning. If you leave the power on, you run the risk of getting cleaner into the outlet and causing damage to your home electrical system. Furthermore, it is vital that you never clean directly within the outlet.
  • Do Not Spray Cleaner Directly on Your Switch or Outlet – When you are using a household cleaner on your switches or outlets, you should never spray your cleaner directly on it. It is too hard to control the spray accurately. Instead, spray your cleaner onto a paper towel and then use that to clean the outlet or switch.
  • Let It Dry – Once you have cleaned it, you can dry everything off with a clean paper towel and let it sit for a while to make sure that there is no residue left on your outlet. Once you are confident that it has completely dried, you can turn the power back on.

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