This TSA  workshop  is  designed  for:

  • New maintenance personnel in Facility Maintenance who would like to gain knowledge and skills in Plumbing and Electrical Maintenance
  • Maintenance supervisors and maintenance office staff who would like a better understanding of these trades
  • Other trades people needing cross-training or who are new to building maintenance
  • Experienced maintenance techs wanting to refresh or expand their skills

We recently redesigned and substantially improved our training mock-ups to give workshop participants a more realistic training experience.  Many students are commenting about how easy it is to learn and work on these newer life-size mock-ups.  This redesigned mock-up also allows the instructor to present much more realistic scenarios, very similar to what attendees will encounter in the field.  

This workshop is Part 1 in a four-part series on Electrical & Plumbing Maintenance.  Because the exercises in Part 2 are a continuation of the Part 1 exercises, it is advisable that students take these two workshops together in order to maintain continuity. The “hands-on” approach to teaching these workshops has proven time and again to be the ideal learning environment for not only Beginners, but for those who want to update and refresh their knowledge in Electrical & Plumbing Maintenance.

During Part 1, under the supervision of our skilled and experienced workshop leader, participants will learn firsthand, in a non-threatening and fun way, how to handle the most common types of electrical and plumbing maintenance problems that are encountered in Facility Maintenance.

Each participant will use a detailed workbook throughout the training that explains how to perform the maintenance and repair work included in the workshop.  These will be theirs to keep and use as reference on the job at their facilities.  TSA certificates will be presented to everyone who attends.

Due to the personalized & hands-on nature of the workshop we must limit attendance, so please pre-register early to ensure your spot at this popular training session.


First and Second Days:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Third Day:  8:00 am – noon


  1. Safety concerns related to performing electrical work
  2.  Understanding the principles of electricity
    • Power generation, transformers, and voltage drop
    • The meter and breaker box
    • Open and closed circuits
    • Hot, neutral, and ground wires
    • Amp ratings for different wire sizes
  3. Tools and testers for the beginning electrical
  4. Using different testers to diagnose various electrical problems
  5. Replacing and repairing extension cords and power cords
  6. Wiring light fixtures and light switches with different power feeds
  7. Understanding how to wire duplex receptacles in series & parallel
  8. How to properly wire GFCI receptacles
  9. Wiring a switched-split receptacle


  1. Understanding a residential plumbing system
    • Supply side (meter, main, cold and hot water)
    • Waste or drainage side
    • Vents and J-traps
    • Shut-off valves and clean-outs
    • Plumbing fixtures
  2. Basic tools for plumbers
  3. Pulling and replacing toilets
  4. Trouble-shooting toilet problems
  5. Using an auger and dealing with drain blockages
  6. Replacing vanity sinks and adjusting pop-up assemblies
  7. Replacing kitchen sinks, air-gaps, and garbage disposers
  8. Repairing and replacing single and double handle faucets
  9. Servicing showerheads, diverters, tub-spouts, and mixing valves
  10. Adjusting bell-drop assemblies in bathtubs

To REGISTER for this workshop, select the date and location in the box below.

PLEASE NOTE: Each workshop needs to be registered for individually OR you can make a note in the comments section of the registration form that you plan to attend BOTH Part 1 and Part 2. If you do this, you do not have to fill in the registration page again for Part 2.

Hands-on Electrical and Plumbing Maintenance: Part 1 - October 21 - October 23
Phoenix, AZ

For information on the companion workshop: Hands on Electrical and Plumbing Maintenance Part 2, CLICK HERE.

For information on the companion workshop: Hands on Electrical and Plumbing Maintenance Part 3,  CLICK HERE

For information on the companion workshop: Hands on Electrical and Plumbing Maintenance Part 4, CLICK HERE