If you just acquired an electric shower or thinking about getting one soon, one of the first things that comes to mind is who to call on for help to handle its installation. Well, if you’re confused about the perfect tradesperson you’re certainly not alone! As we’re always told that electrics and water don’t mix, so who do you call when buying an electric shower? Is it a plumber, an electrician or probably someone who with a knowledge of both? Well, you’d find the answer here as we’ve created this post specifically to resolve this concern once and for all.
Refurbishing and renovating any part of one’s home always tends to be a tricky and daunting prospect and without a single doubt, the bathroom is not an exception. With a wide array of things to put into consideration such as plumbing as well as bathroom electrical safety, it always pays to have all your bathroom related questions answered before you go ahead to employ a tradesperson.
Being fully aware any task involving electrical works can be very dangerous, anyone that takes on a job such as fitting an electric shower must be qualified to work with electrics safely. This is referred to in the building regulations sections which is termed as part P dealing with domestic electricals, as such you may hear tradespeople term themselves as being “Part P qualified. What this implies is that they’re registered with a competent persons scheme like ELESCA OR NICEIC to self certify their work. Due to the high risk involved in their field, all electricians should be able to self certify their work, whereas only some plumbers should also be able to do the same. As a result, dedicated bathroom fitting companies should possess individuals who can deal with the plumbing, electrics as well as tasks such as tiling.