Lamp Repair Services
#1 Lamp Repair Shop on Long Island
When it comes to lamp repair, turn to Luis Restorations. The most trusted repair shop on Long Island when it comes to lamp repair. We have years of experience working on lamps from rewiring them to restoring them. Sometimes a lamp holds sentimental value and you do not want to buy a new one when the older one stops working or is broken. At our repair shop, we treat every item that comes in with the care and attention as if it was one of our own.
Have a lamp that is in need of repair? Turn to the specialists at Luis Restorations today! Get an estimate for our repair services today!
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Lamp Repair Tips
Here are some lamp repair tips you can read about to see what is wrong with your lamp and how our shop might need to go about in fixing it.
First, Check the Bulb!
If your lamp is flickering or not lighting up, there is a good chance that simply one of the bulbs is out or the power isn't working. Before moving onto the repair stage, try plugging the lamp into another light source. If that doesn't work, then try replacing the light bulb. If those two areas still aren't working, then we recommend inspecting the cord and plug. After all of that if the lamp is not working, then perhaps it is time to bring it up with our team. You can call us and we can try to diagnose the problem or you can bring it down to our shop in Bohemia, New York.
Replace a Faulty Socket
It might be surprising for some, but a lamp socket itself can go bad. If it's not bad, then perhaps it is the switch inside the socket. Either way, the solution for both of these issues is a new socket, which is an inexpensive undertaking. And you get the option of choosing a push-through switch, a pull chain, a turn knob, or a three-way turn knob.
When replacing the bulb, you might need to be able to replace a faulty socket in your home. In order to do so, pry the socket shell out of its base and cut the wires to remove the socket. Then loosen the setscrew so you can unscrew the socket base. Many older lamps have a socket shell that is threaded through the lamp's body. So, when you unscrew it, the lamp might come apart a bit. Not to worry, because it can be reassembled. But if you are experiencing issues replacing a socket with an older lamp, do not hesitate to reach out to our expert repair team.
Replacing a Cracked Lamp Cord
Over time, the insulation on cords become stiff and brittle and will crack or even flake off the wire. This creates a shock and a fire hazard and the need to replace the cord.
Buying a cord that already connected to a plug is easiest and found in many home centers. To start, cut the old cord to the socket and pull it out. Then, push a grommet into the cord hole and screw a bushing onto the tube if they are missing. When replacing, it is important to make sure the cord is protected by a screw-on bushing where it enters the threaded tube and by a plastic or rubber grommet through the lamp body. With this bushing or grommet, then sharp edges cut into the cord's insulation.
When replacing the cord, remove the socket from its base, cur the old cord and pull it out. Then feed the cord up through the threaded tube in the lamp's body. Lastly, connect the new cord to the socket. For professional lamp repair, turn to Luis Restorations. Our repair shop can ably fix your lamp.
Plugs on lamp cords often have a weak point where the cord enters the plug. The wires can break with some pulling and flexing, which leaves the user with a lamp that flickers when you jiggle the cord. How do you fix this? Replace the plug. Replacing the plug is easier said than done. We recommend choosing a polarized plug that has one blade that is wider than the other. This way it fits into an outlet only one way. When replacing the plug, cut the cord a couple of inches from the plug. The split about an inch of cord with a pocketknife and strip off three quarters of an inch of insulation. This is difficult for many, which is why it is smart to turn to Luis Restorations for professional lamp repair on Long Island.