Fulmer Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Featured on American Plumbers TV Show!

September 19th, 2023

The team here at Fulmer was thrilled to participate in an episode of the American Plumber TV series! Created by Pfister® Faucets, this show features the stories of plumbers who have followed their dreams and sometimes taken the road less traveled along the way. You can check out the episode by clicking this link. 

Highlighting plumbers and plumbing companies from around the US, these stories have inspired, educated, and entertained those who want to follow their own path to success as a plumber, whether as an owner or employee. 

We were so excited to have our company featured in episode 4 of season 1. With a theme of “Young Guns,” this episode highlights the “solution-based approach” to becoming a plumber with an emphasis on recruiting and retaining the next generation of plumbers. 

Watch the episode and learn about our efforts and involvement in training the next (younger) generation of plumbers in order to grow our business. You just might see a face you recognize as someone who’s performed plumbing services in your home!

Contact Fulmer Heating & Cooling today to learn more about our company and our plumbing services in Columbia, SC!

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What’s That Smell? 5 Signs It’s Time for a Drain Cleaning

June 10th, 2024

Your home’s plumbing has two systems which both need to be working properly in order for your home to function smoothly. There’s the water main coming into your home, which connects to all the faucets and fixtures with water lines. And then there’s the drainage system. This includes every drain, the pipes that carry the drain water away, and the sewer line they all lead to.

Drain problems can lead to some very unpleasant consequences, potentially even as bad as sewage backing up into your tubs and sinks! To prevent these problems, your drains and sewer line need occasional check-ups and cleanings.

How can you tell if it’s time for a drain cleaning? Well, the smell might give you a clue, and there are some other signs to watch out for as well.

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How to Reduce Indoor Humidity (And Why It’s Important)

May 27th, 2024

You’ve heard people say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” And no doubt you’ve noticed that high humidity can make you feel the impact of the heat even more. There’s a simple, scientific reason for that: air that’s already saturated with moisture can’t absorb any more. Since your body cools itself by perspiring, allowing air to absorb some of your heat with that moisture, you’ll overheat faster when it’s humid.

This overheating caused by humidity won’t just be uncomfortable for you. It can have other impacts on your home and your HVAC system! What you need is to keep your indoor humidity at a low enough level. What level? How can you do it? Why do you need to? We’ll explain it all.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Call an Electrician

May 13th, 2024
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Electricity powers our modern lives but can also be dangerous when improperly maintained. Knowing when to call an electrician can prevent safety hazards and costly damages. Here are five signs indicating it’s time to pick up the phone and call a professional electrician in Columbia, SC. 

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Why Hire Us for New Construction Plumbing Projects

April 15th, 2024

Hiring a plumber for a new construction plumbing project is crucial in ensuring the functionality and efficiency of your building’s plumbing system. Whether you’re constructing a new home or commercial building or renovating an existing structure, finding the right plumber can make a significant difference in the quality of your plumbing installation. Here are some key points when hiring a plumber for new construction plumbing in Columbia, SC.

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Get a Jump on Allergy Season

April 1st, 2024

As allergy season approaches, many homeowners are looking for ways to minimize allergens and create a more comfortable home. Allergies can be triggered by various factors, including pollen, dust, pet dander, and mold spores. Learn how you can get a jump on allergy season in your home with the following tips and strategies. You can call us to get started with services like air purifier installation and air purifier repairs in Pomaria, SC.

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What Is Video Pipe Inspection for Plumbing Systems?

March 18th, 2024

Video pipe inspections are an often overlooked yet immensely valuable tool for diagnosing plumbing problems. This innovative technology allows homeowners to examine the hidden areas of their plumbing system and address a wide range of issues. Let’s explore how a video pipe inspection in Columbia, SC, is vital to protecting your home’s plumbing infrastructure. 

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5 Signs Your Home Might Have a Slab Leak

March 4th, 2024

Your home is your sanctuary, and any unexpected issue can disrupt the peace it provides. One such hidden menace is a slab leak, where water pipes beneath the foundation start leaking. Fulmer Heating & Cooling understands the importance of early slab leak detection and resolution. This blog will explore the several of the signs of a slab leak to help you stay ahead of major problems.

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Should I Fix My Old Furnace or Get a Heat Pump?

February 19th, 2024

When your tried-and-true furnace doesn’t even turn on anymore, you have several options. You could replace it with another furnace, get a heat pump instead, or put off thinking about it until next heating season. Well, we hope you won’t put it off, but even if you do, you’ll need to choose between the first options then.

Let’s go over how to know if your furnace is salvageable and if not, what type of system you should replace it with. Beyond your budget, there are a few important factors to consider such as how long you intend to be in your home and if your household size may be changing.

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I Need A New Heater—What Are My Options?

February 5th, 2024

Although our winters in Pomaria, SC are mild, you still need a reliable heating system when temperatures drop. If your current heating system hasn’t been keeping you warm enough, it’s time to think about a new heating system. Whether you replace what you have with the same type of system, or upgrade to something new, let’s go over your options for a new heater.

No matter what type of system you choose, be sure to hire a reputable heating contractor for its installation. You don’t want to compromise the integrity of your brand-new HVAC system with a shoddy installation job.

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3 Signs Your Main Water Line Needs Help

January 22nd, 2024

Did you know that one of the most important parts of your residential plumbing system lies outside of your house? We’re talking about your home’s main water line. This pipe is responsible for bringing fresh water into your home from the municipal system. 

This pipe is buried within your property and doesn’t get any attention until it springs a leak or breaks. Issues can occur when the pipe material degrades due to age. Pipes from before the 1980s were often made from clay or galvanized steel which will decay over time. 

Modern water lines are made from sturdier materials which are resistant to the corrosion that plagues older piping materials. If your main water line is old or incurs damage for some reason, you should be aware of these three signs that you may need water line repair to fix the main water line to your house.

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