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Expert Advice on Solving Your Plumbing Problems: An Interview with Chris Fortune of Fortune Plumbing

By Chris Fortune

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Fortune Plumbing is a family-owned and operated plumbing contractor, specializing in residential and small commercial plumbing Repair, Remodeling and Pipe Replacement, serving the North Georgia area since 1989. We are licensed, fully insured and have a 1 year warranty on our work. Fortune Plumbing has invested in state-of-the-art high pressure Jetting and high-definition color Camera equipment; which means we can find your plumbing problems, fix your leaks and unstop your drains very quickly so "It Won't cost a Fortune"!
We were chosen as "Plumber of the Year" for Gainesville, GA in 2013 and 2014.

What are some clear signs that someone should call a professional plumber?

Call a professional plumber if you have water leaking or sewage backing up.

What is one of the most common plumbing issues you've seen in houses and residences?

A common plumbing problem is foreign objects in drain lines.

Do you have any advice on how homeowners can help avoid this plumbing issue?

Avoid plumbing repairs by keeping your drain lines free of children's toys, hair, jewelry, food and personal products.

Is there something that most people don't know about their plumbing that they should know?

Many people think that if your water does not get hot, you must replace the water heater. If the tank itself is not leaking, simple repairs such as replacing the elements and thermostat will fix the problem and restore your hot water.

Are there any easy steps that people can take to help maintain their home plumbing and avoid expensive repairs?

Some steps people can take to avoid plumbing repairs is to keep grease out of the kitchen drain line, and if it does get slow, run cold water to help relieve small blockages.

What's the best way for people to reach you and your company?

If you must contact a professional plumber, you may reach Fortune Plumbing at: 770-532-9489 or Please visit for more information and customer reviews.

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