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 Do not flush unwanted or out-of-date medications down the toilet or drain You can look up locations that accept old medications for disposal.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...
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...
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...
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 absolutely good. Their guys are very experienced and professional.
Susan J., Norcross 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
Fulton is a find. They got our air conditioner working in a hurry.