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....
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...
Avoid Costly Repairs & Spooky Inconveniences this Halloween in the Metro Atlanta Area It’s the spookiest time of the year and you don’t even have to be in a haunted house to be scared silly! Right around Halloween and the months of fall, your home plumbing system can do some very creepy things… At Fulton Plumbing, we wanted to take a couple minutes to share with you some tips and suggestions so you can keep your plumbing system safe and healthy all season long! A lot of scary hazards can occur in your home so make sure that you are prepared to avoid clogged drainsandclogged garbage disposals, leaky toilets, leaky pipes, frozen and cracked pipes, howling and clamoring pipes, phantom toilet flushing… and more! Let our plumbing contractors at Fulton Plumbing take the scare out of your plumbing system today! *Click Here to Check Out Our Client Testimonials* Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls… or Just Some Loud Pipes! Banging pipes in your home can make you think you’re not alone! If you’re home sounds more like a haunted house than the quiet, relaxing place you once knew it to be, call us! Loud pipes are a big annoyance in the home and clamoring, howling and whistling pipes can cause you some sleepless nights. At Fulton Plumbing, we can perform pipe repairs or determine what type of problem you are dealing with to restore a little peace – and peace of mind – in your home today! Check out our Pipe Installation and Relining Services today. Phantom Flushing: Are you afraid you have ghosts and ghouls using your bathroom?...
Nothing gets the day started quite like an invigorating, warm and luxurious shower. A stimulating shower can start any day off on the right foot, or a relaxing shower can take the edge off after a long day at work. Oftentimes, though, your shower can be less than ideal, whether the result of a clogged shower head or a backed-up shower drain. Whenever an issue like this one occurs in your shower, the Atlanta GA plumbers with Fulton Plumbing can see to it that it is taken care of in a timely and efficient manner. No matter what is wrong with your shower, our shower repair professionals can ensure that the issue is alleviated as soon as possible, allowing you to enjoy a perfect shower once again. Clogged shower heads, nagging leaks, and stopped-up shower drains can negatively affect your shower, turning a place of relaxation into a source of irritation. Even if your shower is not boasting the proper water pressure that you would like, our plumbing technicians are experts when it comes to all things water pressure. Our plumbers can also effectively install and maintain your water heater, ensuring that your shower is always as warm as you would like. Our plumbing professionals are the best in the business at efficiently alleviating any issue in your shower system, allowing you to enjoy a soothing shower again in no time. Your shower should always be source of solace from the day to day, not a source of stress. With the proper shower installation and repair from the Atlanta GA plumbers at Fulton Plumbing, you can be guaranteed your...
As one of the most important features in your sink, your garbage disposal requires essential maintenance to ensure it is always flowing freely. Without proper installation and maintenance, your disposal can quickly back up and cause you a major hassle. Even if you’re looking to upgrade your existing disposal to a newer model, or add one to make your life a little easier, the prompt, professional Atlanta GA plumbers at Fulton Plumbing can accomplish this task for you. Like many things in our residential plumbing systems, garbage disposals require critical maintenance services in order to operate at peak performance levels. It is a sad truth, however, that often garbage disposal maintenance takes a backseat to the large plumbing fixtures in our homes, such as toilets and showers. Without proper maintenance for your disposal, it can quickly malfunction, leaving you in the lurch, unsure of what steps to take next. Our trained and experienced plumbers can ensure your disposal is operating at the highest performance levels, allowing you and your family to rest easy when it comes to removing excess food waste. Our professional plumbers can also provide you with easy, at-home maintenance tips to ensure your garbage disposal is always functioning at the highest level possible. For all your garbage disposal needs in Atlanta and the surrounding area, Fulton Plumbing is here to help. For additional information regarding garbage disposal maintenance or to schedule a service, give us a call at (404) 602-0509, or contact us online...
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
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.
Jim F., Woodstock GA
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.