When a Light Bulb Breaks in the Socket: What to Do

broken lightbulb

It’s happened to all of us. We go to turn on a light and the bulb breaks in the socket. It’s not only frustrating, but it can be dangerous too. In this blog post, we will discuss what to do when a light bulb breaks in the socket. We will cover how to safely remove the broken bulb and how to prevent any injuries from happening. Follow these steps and you’ll be safe and sound!

broken lightbulbStep One: Turn off Power

If the light bulb breaks in the socket, the first thing you want to do is turn off the power. You can do this by flipping the switch on the wall or by pulling the plug from the outlet. Once the power is off, you will need to remove the broken light bulb. You can do this by gently twisting it counterclockwise. Be careful not to touch the broken glass, as it can cause cuts and injuries. If you have gloves on, you can use them to remove the bulb. Alternatively, you can cut a potato in half and push that into the broken glass and then turn and remove the bulb. Once the bulb is removed, dispose of it in a safe place. 

Step Two: Cleanup Any Glass

Now that the broken bulb is out, you will want to clean up any glass that may be left in the socket. You can do this by using a damp cloth or a vacuum cleaner with the hose attachment. Make sure to be careful not to cut yourself on any of the glass.

Step Three: Replace The Light Bulb

broken glassOnce you’ve cleaned up the mess, it’s time to replace the light bulb. You can do this by twisting it clockwise into the socket. Once it’s in place, turn on the power and test the light. If it doesn’t work, make sure that the bulb is properly inserted into the socket.

If you follow these steps, you can safely remove a broken light bulb from the socket. Be careful not to touch the broken glass and always use caution when cleaning up any messes.


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