Plumbing

Water Softeners – Simplified

Water is utilized to the fullest in our lives through hydration, cleanliness, transportation, and energy; however those dealing with hard water can have a more difficult time enjoying this versatile resource to the fullest! Two of the most common issues when dealing with hard water is: 1.)    Build up – Dissolved calcium and magnesium precipitate …

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Locating Difficult Drain Back Ups

Posted by admin in Plumbing on March 20, 2013

Finding the source of a blocked sewer drain can be difficult and expensive O’Mara Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has recently purchased a state of the art sewer video system that can locate the exact problem and determine the least costly repair solution. In the Ionia, Saranac, Lake Odessa, Lowell, Belding, and Greenville Michigan areas, most …

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Ways to Fix Sewer Line Backups

There are many causes for sewer line backups. Some are simple to unplug (plunger) or some may require professional assistance. Listed below is a summary of potential drain backup areas in your home. Kitchen drains clog over time. They run slower and slower as greases, soaps, fats and detergents build up on the inner walls …

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Backflow Prevention Testing in Ionia, Michigan

In water supply systems, water is normally maintained at a significant pressure to enable water to flow from the tap, shower, etc. When pressure falls or is reduced, the lower pressure in the piping system may allow contaminated water to return to the original source of the water (municipal water system). Back pressure is another …

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Winter Energy Saving Tips: Furnace and Water Heater

Here are some easy steps that can help increase the performance of your furnace and water heater this winter and save you money. Clean or replace the furnace filter often during the heating season. Furnaces use less energy if they €œbreathe€ more easily. Follow instructions in the furnace manual. Get your furnace tuned up by …

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Toilet Repair in Ionia, Michigan

Posted by admin in Plumbing on July 14, 2011

Did you know that as much as 80,000 gallons of water can be wasted each year by an undetected toilet leak? Therefore, it makes sense to periodically check the toilets in your home. Most toilets work in the same way. The tank contains two valves – a flush valve and a refill valve. (Most common …

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Plugged Drain in Ionia, Michigan

Posted by admin in Plumbing on May 18, 2011

O’Mara Plumbing, Heating & Cooling recently helped an Ionia homeowner get their sewer drain flowing again. The clogged drain had been getting worse since this past winter and local drain cleaners could not locate the exact source. O’Mara’s videotaped the line using their state of the art sewer camera. The technicians determined the cause of …

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How to prevent frozen pipes

There are several actions homeowners can take to prevent frozen pipes. These include: Insulate all pipes in unheated areas (basements, crawl spaces, etc.) Install heat tape on pipes in exposed areas If you leave home for a long period of time €“ shut off the main water valve. Don’t set furnace below 55 degrees Fahrenheit On cold and …

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