Whether an heirloom, antique or modern piece, you may have a table lamp, reading lamp or floor lamp that you cannot bear to part with; what to do when the lamp does not work? Professional, skilled lamp repair is the answer.
If a bulb flickers when you turn on the lamp, you may only need to tighten the bulb in its socket. If it continues to flicker, or the lamp emits sparks, makes a humming noise, or trips a circuit breaker, the lamp needs repair work.
Besides electrical issues, lamps do break from being knocked over. Their shades may require replacement if torn or crumpled. Chain pulls often break, requiring replacement.
Nearly all lamps consist of an electrical cord, base, pipe, neck, harp saddle, socket, and harp. While any one of these parts may fail, the cord and socket are the two biggest offenders. Pull chain switches and rotary switches also fail frequently.
A fix-it shop can easily replace a lamp cord or socket, charging around $30 to $50.
The cost of lamp repair is between $30 to $100, depending on the complexity of the problem.
Prices to repair a lamp vary widely, due to the many styles and ages of lamps. You also can choose between fix-it shops, a handyman on-site service, or specialty shops found on this page's Angie's List of Pros near your location.