Hope you are all well n' good.
I have a problem which I think may be a tad dangerous.
I have a lightswitch which crackles and fizzes. Finally the switch crunched and gave out. The lights, however, have remained on.
When I took the lightswitch facing off, I found that the insides were corroded and burnt-out. I switched the mains on again and the lights are still on.
I know there may be a risk of an electrical fire or something similarly dangerous(?) but obviously I cannot switch the mains off indefinitely due to frozen food, hot water etc. There is only one main power trip switch, y'see...
Does anyone know how to disable or isolate the lights in the kitchen without plunging the whole house into the Dark Ages?
Also does anyone have any tips on what I should do with regards to the wiring in the switch itself...?
Any advice would be most appreciated.