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Electrical Safety

Electrical safety is not to be taken lightly; neglect could lead to both electrocution and fire. Because of the inherent risks of electricity, it’s always recommended to use

to carry out any electrical work on your property, whether commercial, domestic or industrial.

Electrical risks can remain unseen until it’s too late to avoid disaster. Amlec has the following tips to help you find hazards that may be lurking around your home:

  • Check electrical outlets for loose-fitting plugs.
  • Check the cords of the appliances in your home, as well as the plugs and connectors. Make sure that they are not frayed, cracked or damaged, placed under rugs or carpets, resting on furniture, or located in high traffic areas. Do not nail or staple cords to walls, floors or any other objects.
  • Extension cords should be used on a temporary basis only. They are not a permanent wiring solution. Have additional outlets installed where you need them.
  • Check your electrical panel to make sure that the breakers and fuses are properly rated for the circuit that they are protecting. If you do not know what the correct rating is, hav identify and label the correct size to be used.
  • Check light bulbs and appliances to make sure the wattage matches fixture requirements. Make sure not to replace bulbs with those that have higher wattage than recommended. Additionally, the bulb should be screwed in securely to prevent overheating.
  • Inspect all outdoor connections, appliances and tools for frayed cords, broken plugs and cracked or broken housings.

If you have any uncertainties about electrical safety in and around your home, do not hesitate to contact Amlec. Please leave a message below and we will get back to you.

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Home Security

It is estimated that in 2015 alone, just over a quarter of a million homes in South Africa were burgled. Since these were only cases that were reported, that figure could most likely be considerably higher. The statistics are startling, but they highlight the fact that burglary is a crime you need to be aware of. We’ve compiled some information to drive this awareness and help you protect your home and family.

Burglars tend to avoid homes with security systems. The presence of a security system influences their decision to target a home.

Safety Tip: Get a monitored home security system to help reduce the chance of being burgled. Use signs and window stickers to alert potential intruders. Make sure the signs and stickers are visible from every approach to your home.

Most criminals can burglarize a home in less than ten minutes. Burglars look for homes that are easy targets. That’s why it doesn’t take long for most intruders to break into a house, get what they want, and leave before being noticed.

Safety Tip: Strengthen your home’s defense by getting a home security system, keeping all entrances closed and locked, and installing a high-quality front door.

Burglars usually go to the master bedroom first. Unfortunately, most people don’t hide their valuable items carefully, and burglars know it. Once they break in, burglars head straight for the master bedroom, where they look through drawers and nightstands, look under mattresses, and search cupboards. Cash, jewellery, and weapons are some of the things a burglar wants most from your home.

Safety Tip: Store your valuables in a safe that’s bolted to the floor, or hide them in unlikely places.

A surprising number of burglars enter through the front door. Whether they walk through an open front door or crow bar their way in through a locked one, burglars aren’t shy about using your home’s primary entry point.

Safety Tip: Keep your front door closed and locked at all times. To enhance your home against a burglar, use a quality lock set with a heavy-duty deadbolt, mount a security camera or motion sensor light above the door. Never give your house key to workers or hide a key outside your home.

Concerned about the security of your home? Why not contact us; by leaving a message below, we’ll be happy to assist.

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Amlec Plumbing Services

Ever since our inception, we’ve been committed to providing our clients with exceptional, affordable and reliable service. It was with our clients in mind and our constant endeavor towards innovation that drove this new venture. We are happy to announce that Amlec will now also be offering plumbing services to our portfolio.

Here are a few good reasons why you should using Amlec next time you need a plumber:

Peace of Mind

Getting the job done the right way means getting the right person for the job in the first place. With a professional Amlec plumber, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the tradesperson working on your home is skilled and experienced.

Guaranteed Workmanship

Amlec plumbers know their trade well and will always supply you with a complete guarantee.

Quality Results

Employing Amlec’s qualified and accredited plumbers’ means that you will get the very best result for your money.

By using a qualified and trained plumber you can be assured that you will receive the highest standards of workmanship. Without risking potential damage to your house or your health.

If you are in of need plumbing services the team from Amlec are fully qualified and always ready to deliver exceptional results. Leave us a message or call us today.