4 Common Lamp Problems

4 Common Lamp ProblemsWhen a lamp breaks, some of us may choose to run out and get a new one. However, if your lamp is a family heirloom or a vintage piece, parting with it will not be so easy. Fortunately, there are lamp repair shops that are available to fix lamps and bring them back to their original condition. Here are some services they provide to assist you with your lamp repair problems.


If your lamp is not working properly, it could be that it needs to be rewired. Wiring problems could be an easy fix that can be solved by changing a cord, plug or light socket. However, more complex issues can lie deep in the electrical system of the lamp. When it comes to electrical issues, you may be able to DIY them, but to make sure your repair is done safely and efficiently, you will want to bring it to a professional instead.

Getting a New Lampshade

While getting a new lampshade may not seem like a complicated process, things can get complex if you are looking for the perfect shade for your vintage lamp. When you find one that is ideal you may need to have alterations performed on the lamp itself which can include any of the following:

  • Shortening or lengthening the neck
  • Adding a sturdier base
  • Adding a harp holder or exchanging your current harp for a longer or shorter one
  • Adding a longer cord or a line switch to the cord for easier access.

Missing or Broken Lamp Parts

While a damaged electrical component can affect the way your lamp works, you may also have issues with missing or broken parts that can affect the lamp’s aesthetic. For instance, a lamp may have a decorative element such as a candle or figurine that needs to be repaired. A professional lamp repair business will have experience with the repair and restoration of these elements, and they will work to get your fixture looking like new.

Deep Cleaning Your Lamp

Many of us may not consider cleaning a repair need, but lamps are often made of various materials including fabrics, ceramics, and metals, that aren’t easily cleaned by household products. Many lamps also have hard to reach nooks and crannies making it impossible to truly get your lamp clean without taking it apart. If your lamp is not getting thoroughly cleaned, over time, it will start to look dingy. The only way to restore it to its original luster will be to take it in to a lamp repair service.

If you have a precious lamp in your home, you want to do all you can to keep it looking and working its best. If there is an issue with the wiring or any of the components of your lamp, Lamp and Fixture is your answer. Call us today for more information!