Most killers in our favorite Halloween-time horror flicks are easy to spot. We see their creepy masks, hear their evil laughter, cringe at their hideous faces, and scoff at how slow they walk. If we saw one of them come into our home, we’d grab our family and run outside (not up the stairs), and we’d scream; we’d yell, and we’d call 911. But what if a killer crept into your Atlanta home that you couldn’t see, that you couldn’t smell or hear? Carbon monoxide is one of the most horrifying killers of all because it’s invisible and odorless, and many people don’t suspect it’s there at all until it’s too late. Each year in the United States alone, thousands of people will visit emergency rooms and close to 500 people will die because of carbon monoxide poisoning. With winter’s chilly air not far away, Fulton Heating wants to share some tips for spotting carbon monoxide in your Atlanta home. There may be an unsafe level of carbon monoxide in your Atlanta home if… Appliance vent pipes appear rusted or corroded. Appliance vents have a buildup of soot around them. Your gas appliance burners have a yellow or orange flame. The air in your home is stuffy or stale. There is an excessive amount of moisture on walls or windows. You or a family member is experiencing one or more of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. These symptoms include: dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, heart palpitations, and chest pain. If you suspect someone in your home has symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, everyone (including your pets!) should retreat to fresh air and...
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...
The United Nations has declared 2005-2015 an International Decade for Action “Water for Life” to emphasize the importance of water quality as it relates to sanitation, human rights, geography, urbanization and sustainability. Here in the U.S. August is National Water Quality Month, and since water is constantly involved in our everyday lives, we wanted to take a moment to remind our Atlanta, GA residents how they can help prevent water pollution in the Atlanta, GA area: Choose nontoxic household products when possible. This will reduce the chemicals entering the water system through your pipes. Do not put anything but water down storm drains This includes car oil, trash, and any other types of debris. Do not flush unwanted or out-of-date medications down the toilet or drain You can look up locations that accept old medications for disposal. Have your home inspected for leaks to maximize your home’s water efficiency and water conservation. This can help reduce your water bill and ensure your plumbing is working as efficiently as possible. Upgrade your appliances to water efficient models when possible. A licensed technician can examine your water heater to make sure it is running efficiently and test your water quality to see if you need water treatment system like water filtration or water softening. Every day, we can all contribute to conserving water and preserving this precious resource. For more information or for a consultation to see if your home is using water efficiently and to see if your water quality is good, contact Fulton Plumbingtoday. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons, visit us on the web or call one of our...
They are wonderful. We have used them for the last 11 years.
Walter A., Duluth GA
Fulton is a find. They got our air conditioner working in a hurry.
Bob Z., Atlanta GA
I’m a bit late with this review, but I wanted to once again express my thanks to you and Fulton for another job “well done” on my home. John and Stephen replaced our water line which fed from the county tap to our home. Here’s a short story I penned to describe the repair process, a bit tongue in cheek, and there might be a tiny amount of exaggeration…..
A Tale of Plumbing By-Pass Surgery
Part One- The Decision
It starts with a diagnosis from John Bauer… “Look son, the main …
Fulton is absolutely good. Their guys are very experienced and professional.
Susan J., Norcross GA
They have always done a top-notch job. I’d use them and recommend them without question.