Category Archives: Electrical Safety

Outside Garden Socket Installation Plymouth Devon

Outside Garden Socket Installation Plymouth Devon

Correctly installed, an exterior socket is a very useful facility to have. It means you no longer have to run extension leads from inside the house, with the potential for tripping over them!

It enables you to run electric garden equipment such as a lawn mower, hedge trimmer and various other items including power tools, in a far safer way. In fact it is wise to have one at the back and one at the front of the property, which can be used for car washing equipment, power washers and other items such as vacuum cleaners.

Warning: To complete electrical works you must comply with Electrical Regulations.

Probably anybody could wire up an electrical socket and lots of people do badly. The keyword is SAFE. By using a competent professional electrician like Plymouth Sparky you not only get a good tidy job, but also an electrician will carry out testing and issue a certificate to say the installation job is safe.

Staying Safe with your Garden DIY

Every year in the UK around 300,000 people require hospital treatment due to accidents while attempting garden DIY, with almost a third of these injuries being caused by garden electrical equipment! Many of these accidents could have been prevented by simply hiring a Qualified Electrician

Outside Garden electrical sockets, lighting and shed power all undertaken by Plymouth Sparky you go to electrical for quality electrical work in Devon.

Electrical Fault Finding Plymouth

Electrical Fault Finding Plymouth Tripped circuits or blown fuses can occur at any time, leaving you without lights or power. Our qualified and highly trained Plymouth electrical fault finding team can be with you at short notice to trace and repair these faults. Our highly skilled electricians have many years’ experience of electrical fault finding… Continue Reading

The principles of Protective Multiple Earthing (PME)

The principles of Protective Multiple Earthing (PME) As the majority of low voltage supplies to both new and existing electrical installations are connected to a PME earthing terminal, this article discusses the operating characteristics of this particular supply arrangement which in its entirety is known as a TN-C-S system. As shown in Fig 1, in… Continue Reading

Hot Tub Electrical Installation

Guide for People thinking of installing a Hot Tub for the summer. Hot Tub Electrical Installation. The Government introduced a law in January 2005 which demands that most electrical work in UK households is only carried out by a ‘competent person’. The law means that Electrical safety requirements have been included in a new Part… Continue Reading

Electrical Testing Plymouth

Electrical Testing Plymouth Plymouth Sparky. With NO VAT and no call out charge we can carry out affordable, efficient Fixed wire and electrical appliance testing. Periodic electrical testing will provide: Detection of electrical circuits in case of overloading. Information about any possible electrical shock risk and fire hazards. Identification of any defective electrical circuits. Highlighting… Continue Reading

Electric Cooker Installation Plymouth

This article provides information on conventional arrangements for radial final circuits for cookers in household premises. Electric Cooker Installation Plymouth Technical Guide: Installing a cooker circuit 1 A cooker control unit is an assembly primarily intended for controlling the supply of electricity to a cooker. It also incorporates a switched socket-outlet for the electrical supply to… Continue Reading

Make Safe Electrics A Home Upgrade Priority

Make Safe Electrics A Home Upgrade Priority Make Safe Electrics A Home Upgrade Priority New plans to update, do up our house are often dreamt up with plans for the garden, the Kitchen etc, but do we stop to think, How Safe Is Your Electrics. However, one resolution which should be taken seriously is ensuring that the… Continue Reading

Testing Times

Maintaining Electrical Safety in fixed and portable  Electrical appliances. Testing Times for Plymouth Sparky. Just a snap of a couple of jobs covered today. New Outside light and bell fitted to replace the old tired light fixture the light fitting tested. Then another client had an MCB keep tripping, On fault finding and Testing found one light… Continue Reading

10 Signs You Need To Call an Electrician

10 Signs You Need To Call an Electrician If there’s a problem with the electrics in your home, you might not be sure if it’s a job for the pros or something you can fix. Perhaps you’ve Googled a few of the issues encountered, or even watched a couple of electrician-led tutorials on YouTube. And finally,… Continue Reading