Covering cracks around electric switch

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Recently they change the tile in the ki chen. There is a crack around the one toggle electric switch
what can I do? There are 3 single toggle near each other.
q covering cracks around electric switch
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  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 18, 2017
    Can't see where the crack is to advise you. But when in doubt with electrical stuff, replace it.

  • Wyn25907488 Wyn25907488 on Oct 18, 2017
    contact the contractor and have them fix it for free. this should not happen soon after installation. use guilt. challenge their workmanship and warranty if you have to. social media etc. if they fix it and you're happy with them be sure to write a glowing review. 8^)

  • Renee Labrenz Renee Labrenz on Oct 18, 2017
    Is the crack in the switch plate or the tile?

  • Ton21473542 Ton21473542 on Oct 19, 2017
    Elastomeric latex sealant comes in clear and colors. Gives it a finished look.

    • Hosna Hosna on Oct 19, 2017
      Thankyou for your answer
      do you thing Elastomeric latex will help the caulking around the outlets. Or any idea to fix the cauking area that looks better?

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Oct 19, 2017
    I 'think' I see a small crack in the tile at the top left corner of the middle switch..and another diagonal crack towards the end of the thin white strip 4 strips down from the end plate, but frankly..the caulking job is messy and these tiles usually come on a backing sheet which is cut to fit and can be pried off and redone. I agree with Wynnkin...call the contractor, or if this is a rental and you didn't order the work-call the landlord and suggest they have it redone. It's a fairly easy fix for professional tilesetters...or even a talented amateur.

    • Hosna Hosna on Oct 19, 2017
      Thank you Elizabeth,
      I would like some how to fix the caulking to look better. May be some kind of frame around the caulking area or larger switch that can cover the crack and the caulking. This is my mother's house overseas. The contracter is not in business anymore. So is there that I can do about the tile?

  • Big lulu Big lulu on Oct 19, 2017
    Have them (the tile installers) come back and fix the cracks. If your landlord arranged for the tiles to be put in then call landlord and explain what has happened so he can call the tile people.

  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Oct 19, 2017
    I dont see the issue you need addressing. By toggle, do you mean the outlet in the middle?

    • Hosna Hosna on Oct 19, 2017
      Thank you for your response
      I was thinking may be changing the bigger outlet. May be the outlets that is 9 cm wide.

  • Donna Lee Scott Thomas Donna Lee Scott Thomas on Oct 19, 2017
    Craft paints could be used to color the caulk and make it blend with the tile, so it wouldn't be as noticeable. You can get really crafty if you want. Lots of ideas on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/explore/outlet-covers/

  • Lisa Lisa on Oct 20, 2017
    Do you have “boo boo covers” (Pacific northwest name) where you live? They are extra large outlet covers that hide goofs In the wall.