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 Do not flush unwanted or out-of-date medications down the toilet or drain You can look up locations that accept old medications for disposal.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...
When the moisture in the air is too high it creates an environment for mold, dust mites, and mildew to thrive. This negatively affects the air quality in your Atlanta, GA home. If you or a family member suffer from allergies, then high humidity and its consequences can make it difficult to breath or even cause asthma. High humidity in your home can also damage the wood and furniture in your home, as well as other items like books and clothes. If your home suffers from high humidity you should consider purchasing a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers work similar to air conditioners. Warm and humid air passes through the dehumidifier and over the cold coils. The warm air condenses and the water drops into a collection container. That container then needs to be emptied or, if you have awhole house dehumidifier, the water is piped out of the home. A whole house dehumidifier is connected to the ventilation system and all the vents in the home suck in the warm, humid air and bring it to the dehumidifier. It is the best solution to preventing poor air quality from the consequences of moist air. It is easily installed by an HVAC expert like the ones at Fulton. They can help you determine the right size and model for your home. If you suffer from allergies, and your home has a lot of moist air, a dehumidifier could solve your problems. Call us today to schedule a consultation. And for testimonials, money saving tips and coupons, visit us on the web or call one of our friendly representatives today. At Fulton Plumbing,...
Plumbing was and is one of the most valuable skills for the development of cities, homes, and entire civilizations. People based their entire lives around where the closest major water source was. Plumbers developed methods to harness the most precious resources in the world to irrigate crops. The success or fall of any one civilization often depended on their access to and control of a water source. One way leaders showed their control was through extravagant displays that everyone would recognize. For example, reports show that Sargon the Great had six toilets in his privy, and his seat was higher than the rest. However, they were quite different from modern toilets in that they had no water to fill the toilet or wash away the waste. We took one major concept from these ancient privies: sewers and cesspools, which provided the blueprints for the sewers used in Atlanta, GA. One of the greatest advances for sewers was the ability to reduce the smell because early cesspools and sewers had no ventilation and stank up the houses they were under. Thankfully, outhouses went from rudimentary structures to more complicated structures, and some became symbols of distinction, as would bathrooms of the well-to-do. Someone even developed a two-story model for when heavy snowfall blocked the entrance to the lower level. Thomas Jefferson devised an indoor privy at his Monticello home by rigging up a system of pulleys that servants used to haul away chamber pots. By 1845, the installation of sanitary sewers began to pay off. When plumbers developed an outlet for waste water, indoor plumbing and working water became possible....
After the tornado hit in Moore, OK many of us reached out to help and also started looking around our own communities to make sure we are ready. In fact, Atlanta, Georgia’s risk of having a tornado touch down is higher than the state and national average. If a tornado does strike there are a couple things you can do to help prevent further damage to your Atlanta, GA home. If your home is hit by a tornado the first thing you need to do is concentrate on taking care of anyone who was injured and to help any neighbors who were hurt. But once the injured are taken care of and everyone is safe you can start to address the damage in your home. If the electric is not working do use a battery powered flashlight to survey your home for any structural damage. Don’t use a flame of any sort in case a gas pipe was damaged. While surveying your home if you smell gas you should immediately turn off the gas, open all the windows, and evacuate the home. Call the police, fire department, or gas company to report the gas leak and don’t return until you have been told it is safe. If you have a gas leak you will most likely need to call an experienced plumber like Fulton to come out and repair the lines. If you see any gushing water or visible leaks you will want to shut off the water valve. Again you will need to call a plumber like Fulton Plumbing. If you don’t notice any visible leaks keep an...
Summertime is the busiest home shopping time of the year. Many are preparing their homes, staging rooms, and finishing up getting their homes ready to put on the market. But don’t just take looks into consideration. You can’t tell a book by its cover. The plumbing system and the Heating and Cooling Systems in the home are often hidden from view and may have some serious problems you can’t see. That is why we suggest having a professional plumber from Fulton plumbing inspect any home you are considering purchasing in Atlanta, GA. A professional technician will determine the age of the water heater, furnace, boiler, heat pumps, and air conditioner. They will also determine if they are in working order, need repairs, or replacement. The technician will also test the air and water qualityand make filtration suggestions and inform you on cost if there is a problem. They also will check for slow leaks and pipe leaks, and examine backflow preventers, faucets, tubs, toilets, valves and all the other components of the water, sewer, and gas pipes running through, in, and out of the home. You depend on the plumbing, heating, and cooling systems in your Atlanta, GA home every day. They keep you comfortable, safe and provide you with needed resources. It is important that you have someone inspect the plumbing, heating, and cooling system before a home purchase so you can make sure you are getting what you expect when you buy a new home. Don’t be like the 44 percent of homeowners who end up having to call a plumber during the first year of owning...
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 … Read more
They are wonderful. We have used them for the last 11 years.
Walter A., Duluth GA
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.