Note: Any time doing electrical work, make sure the power is shut off, test that it is shut off and have a knowledgeable partner on hand or simply hire an expert.
The other day I was closing down the Shoppe and tried to switch on the main light in one of our float rooms. The switch had a squishy feeling behind it and wouldn’t push all the way back into place. I shut off power to the room and removed the outlet. I was surprised to see a tremendous salt buildup behind the switch. There was so much salt that the button was being pushed out of place. I was also very taken aback by just how much built-up there was inside the electrical box. [Read more…] about Electrical Switches and Salt – Important, Please Read