1. Turn off the Power: Before you start installing wall plates, it is important to turn off the power to the switch or outlet that you will be working on. This can be done by flipping the breaker switch in the electrical panel that controls that specific circuit.
2. Remove the Old Plate: Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the old wall plate to the switch or outlet. Gently pull the plate away from the wall.
3. Install the New Plate: Place the new wall plate over the switch or outlet and align it with the screw holes. Insert the screws into the screw holes and tighten them until the plate is snug against the wall. Do not over-tighten the screws as this can damage the plate or the switch/outlet. Finally, turn on the power and test the switch or outlet to ensure it is functioning properly.