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You can find out if your electrical equipment is safe by carrying out suitable checks, such as inspection and / or testing. The level of inspection and / or testing should depend upon the risks. A simple visual inspection is likely to be sufficient for equipment used in a clean, dry environment. In addition, equipment that is more likely to become damaged, or is operated in a harsh environment, is likely to require more demanding electrical tests. For further information, see: Maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment. Checks should be carried out often enough to ensure there is little chance the equipment will become unsafe between checks. It is good practice to make a decision on how often each piece of equipment should be checked, write this down, make sure checks are carried out accordingly and write down the results. You should change how often you carry out checks, according to the number and severity of faults found. The best way to find out if specialised equipment is safe is to have it inspected and tested by a person with specific competence on that type of equipment. This may be the original manufacturer or their authorised service and repair agent. A reputable servicing company that deals with that type of equipment should also be competent to check its safety.

The best way to find out if your electrical installation is safe is to have it inspected and tested by a person who has the competence to do so, such as an approved contractor like RS Plumbing and Electrical.
Approved electrical contractors will be able to advise you how to make your installation safe. It is possible to do simple checks on your installation, using an electrical socket tester. This is a device that can be plugged into a socket outlet to identify if there is a wiring fault. However, be aware that many types of socket tester can't detect certain types of fault, and could indicate the socket is safe when it actually isn't.

You can do your own electrical work if you are competent to do so. Simple tasks such as wiring a plug are within the grasp of many people but more complex tasks, such as modifying an electrical installation, may not be.

It is particularly important that anyone who undertakes electrical work is able to satisfy the requirements of the Health and Safety Regulations.

More complex electrical tasks, such as motor repair or maintenance of radio frequency heating equipment, should only be carried out by someone who has been trained to do them.


A broken water line out in the yard may mean an excessively high water bill, puddles in your yard or the sound of running water when no faucets or appliances are using water. Using our video camera drain-inspection technology, we can see inside your pipes. This means we can pinpoint the problem without destructive trial-and-error methods that wreck your pipes and lawn. In many cases, we can fix the problem right away and save you money.

Many homeowners are capable of handling these kinds of jobs by themselves. Some of the bigger home centers even show you how. However, our experience has shown that some projects are better left to the professionals at RS Plumbing and Electrical. Yes, we've gotten more than a few calls from distressed customers who are stuck in the middle of a project. RS Plumbing and Electrical provides custom builder-quality installation and upgrades for sinks, toilets, laundry tubs, laundry hookups, bathtubs, whirlpool tubs, showers, all kinds of faucets, garbage disposals and more.

Installing low flush toilets will help conserve water as they use about ½ the amount of a regular toilet, also installing low flow shower heads and faucets will also reduce your water usage. A simple aerator in your faucet will conserve water too. Solar geyser or heat pump for hot water.

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