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Horrifying Furnace Noises in Atlanta, GA

During Halloween, scary movies are on TV; people decorate their commercial and residential properties to look haunted; and so much more! While this is quite fun, it can make some of us paranoid at every sound our home makes if we end up home alone. Thankfully, the friendly technicians at Fulton Services  are here to help you track down some of those sounds and make them stop—at least, if they’re coming from your furnace. Your home’s furnace is often “out of sight; out of mind,” so it’s easy to forget that it needs regular maintenance and check-ups. Here is a list of a few sounds and what they might mean. If your furnace starts making a whining or vibrating noise, call Fulton Services immediately for a diagnosis. Clanging noises are probably more from your pipes than the furnace. The sound can result from pipes cooling down when the furnace shuts off. If your furnace makes a rattling sound when it shuts off, you’re probably hearing the metal components of the furnace cooling down; however, you should have a technician verify that nothing serious is wrong with the unit. When you first turn on your heating unit during cold weather, you may hear a loud boom or thud coming from your ducts. You could have dirty burners in the furnace, but a licensed technician can examine these and offer tips for resolution. It’s important to let a technician examine the unit in case your gas valve is defective or a more serious problem arises. Screeching noises generally come from the motor. Older models use a belt and pulley system that...

Atlanta, GA! It’s time to check your air conditioners!

If you ever rented a home or apartment, you’ll remember those monthly notices about checking the air filters. Some complexes check more frequently than others, but this is an important part of keeping your HVAC unit running efficiently all summer long. We all enjoy that cool feeling of walking into our homes after a day in the sun. In order to ensure this feeling lasts, even on the hottest days of summer, there are a few things you can do for the air conditioning system in your Atlanta, GA home or business. First, if you haven’t already, consider investing in a programmable thermostat. These thermostats can be set at a higher temperature during the day but it can lower at a certain time to be cool by the time you get home. Also, they can help reduce energy bills because they keep the unit from running during the day. To maximize your energy efficiency, you can also schedule a home or business examination to determine if any of your windows or seals leak. These leaks decrease your energy efficiency and increase your energy bills. Trained technicians from Fulton can help determine the efficiency of your home or office, and recommend a plan to maximize that efficiency. There are also checks you can perform before turning your air conditioning unit on. Try to examine these items at least 1-2 months before summer begins. As time passes and summer gets hotter, technicians often receive urgent calls from customers needing immediate assistance because their units are not working. Checking early can detect problems and ensure their resolution before things really heat up....

Spring Cleaning: Plumbing and HVAC tips for Atlanta, GA

This year we suggest adding some basic items to your Spring Cleaning to-do list for your Atlanta, GA.  home or business. Simple maintenance can help prevent bigger and more expensive problems down the road. In your kitchen and bathrooms we suggest making sure all the sinks and showers have strainers to prevent debris from clogging the drains. This is also a good time to clean or replace your showerhead. Also, check under sink cabinets to make sure there are not any leaking pipes, garbage disposals, or pipe seals. Also check and around faucets. You should also make sure your toilet handle is working correctly, and if you have had a dripping faucet or running toilet now is the time to get repairs made and lower your water bill. In basements we suggest testing sump pumps and back up sump pumps. You should also flush out your water heater by draining a couple gallons of water. If you have boxes and items on the floor, we suggest putting them on metal shelves to prevent them from being invaded by pests or damaged by water. If your basement is moldy you may need to call a plumber to make sure there isn’t a major problem, and also start running a humidifier. Spring is also a good time to have your vents cleaned. You will be running your air conditioner all summer, so now is a good time to make sure it is in working order and that the vents are cleaned for optimum air quality. If you have an older unit, now is the time to replace it before the summer...

Leaving town? Don’t leave the plumbing in your Atlanta, Georgia home

If you are planning to leave your Atlanta, Georgia home for an extended period of time during the colder winter months, or if you have a vacant property, it is important that you take some reasonable measures to protect the plumbing in your home. Frozen pipes are not unheard of in Atlanta, Georgia. And as the weather continues to surprise us, freezing temperatures are becoming more common. There are some simple steps you should take toprevent your pipes from freezing so that when you return you won’t come home-sweet-home to a not- so- sweet surprise. How do pipes freeze? When water reaches temperatures of 32°F or below it freezes. When water freezes it expands. When water freezes inside a pipe it pushes against the wall of the pipe with some pretty impressive force. If the pipe is weak then the pipe or the pipe seals can leak, fracture, break, or burst. If there is a continued supply of water to the pipe it can dump hundreds of gallons of water in as little as an hour. Imagine coming home to that disaster and water bill! The average insurance claim for water damage from a pipe burst is 15,000 dollars. A frozen pipe in Atlanta, Georgia may seem like a bad punch line to a joke, but is isn’t funny when it happens to you. How to prevent your pipes from freezing when you leave home When you are going to leave home for an extended period of time during the winter months, more specifically January and February, make sure you leave your thermostat set no lower than 55 degrees. This...

Can’t take the heat not coming on? Call your Atlanta, Georgia superior heating experts at Fulton Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning.

In Atlanta, Georgia we are used to the weather being nice and toasty. So when it starts to get cold out we retreat inside our homes, turn the heating system on, and wait for the cold to pass. And when your home heating system doesn’t work it can be a real nightmare. Whether the heat is not distributed properly, or the heating unit produces a strange odor, or the heat won’t even turn on, theexpert technicians  at Fulton can help solve any of your heating needs. Heating system problems can be hard to diagnose if you don’t  know what to look  for. They can be as simple as a malfunctioning thermostat or as serious as a furnace or boiler that needs to be replaced. Fulton plumbing, heating and air conditioning has the diagnostic tools, equipment, and training to diagnosis and fix the problem. And if your heating system needs to be replaced, we can help you make the best decision for your home and budget by clearly explaining all your options. Gas, propane, heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, geothermal …you name it…and Fulton, your Atlanta Georgia plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning company is able to install and repair it. One suggestion we make to all of our customers is that they have their home heating system tuned up and safety checked at least once or twice a year. During one of our ultimate heating system tune ups  we check all the belts, fans, motors, bearings, vents, burners, drains, wiring, thermostat and so much more. We make sure everything is clean, functioning properly and safely. We especially check to make sure that there isn’t any...

Fulton Plumbing Offers Peace of Mind Protection for 2013!

Keep Your Home Healthy, Safe and Prepared for Anything in Atlanta & the Greater Metro Area For most things in life, your health, your car, your bank account… they take maintenance to stay in good shape. Your plumbing system is no different. Plumbing emergencies happen more than you’d like to think! Don’t you want to be protected and reassured that when they do you have a dependable, efficient company to help you out? Performing preventative maintenance checks biannually or annually is a great way to ensure the buy antibiotics online health and safety of your system. A maintenance inspection can alert you of minor repairs to fix before they turn into major costly repairs or product replacements. They can also give you a warning of the lifespan of your current plumbing products, like your water heater or your pipe system, so you can plan ahead for necessary updates needed. *We treat clients the way we’d like to be treated* Click Here to see what they are saying about Us! Our Program is designed to reduce you plumbing costs and increase the safety of your home. With our Plumbing Peace of Mind Protection Program, we proudly offer the following services and every day benefits: Safety for Your Family and Your Home:  Your Fulton plumbing technicians will routinely and thoroughly inspect your accessible plumbing system and diagnose potential problems before they become costly emergencies. Emergency Safeguards:  Our caring master plumbers will place emergency cutoff tags on your incoming water service valve and hot water heater in case an emergency situation presents itself. Savings! Savings! Savings!  You will be automatically linked to Fulton...
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