Plumbing emergencies in your home’s system can arise anytime, hence it is better to be prepared for any challenges coming your way. Here is a list of plumbing tools you can keep handy in your home.
A plunger is a tool that clears blockages in drains and pipes. To use it, plunge the toilet with the rubber flange and pull it out to get a better seal.
Pliers are used for a firm hold over objects. They can be used to bend or compress a wide range of materials. They also allow in loosening or tightening nuts and bolts in small places where a wrench won’t fit.
With a wrench, you can loosen or tighten pipes and bolts which cannot be moved or adjusted by hand. It is available to purchase at any local hardware or utility store. You can use different types of wrenches depending on your needs.
The multipurpose sealant that provides temporary fixes or permanent improvement is called caulk. This sealant is used with the help of a caulk gun to get into intricate cracks and corners for best possible coverage. The filler can be used to fix a leak in the window, or a cracked edge of the bathtub, the windowpane or a balcony.
5) Hand Auger
A hand auger (also called a plumbing snake) is a cone-shaped coil of wire connected to a zigzag-shaped offset crank. The crank is turned to push the plumbing snake further into the resistance and is pulled back to the surface once the clog attaches to the snake.
6) Duct Tape
A duct tape, also called a plumber’s tape or thread sealing tape, is made up of durable, water-resistant, and extremely strong material. It is a problem solver in an event of leakage.
For installing or unscrewing a screw, a screwdriver is a must-have tool. In every household, whether to tighten or to put things together, a screwdriver comes extremely handy. Some manual screwdrivers are held mechanically or magnetically with interchangeable tips that fit into sockets on the end of a shaft.
8) Faucet Key
They are small X-shaped tools that can be used to open and close spigots and sillcocks. You can find faucet keys in versatile models available with different stem fittings.
9) Cutters and Saws
In case of an emergency, you may be required to cut through a variety of hardware made of metal, plastic or tubes. The model that works best in a given situation can be used. A hacksaw is used to cut through metals.
A borescope can be used in areas that are inaccessible by other means for visual inspection. It offers up-close access to places that have to be dismantled or destructed to be inspected otherwise.
11) Plumber’s Torch
The use of a plumber’s torch allows the user to apply intense heat in precise areas. It can be used to solder and seal new pipes for installments and replacements.
In plumbing, a level is often used to determine the slope of drain pipes. Torpedo levels, carpenter’s levels, and line levels are among the kinds of frequently used levels.
13) Other Essentials
The other essential plumbing tools that you must keep handy among others include goggles, flashlights, heat shields and gloves. These tools can be put to multiple uses in your household.
Although you may keep these plumbing tools at your home, there may arise the need to contact a plumber who provides professional services. We are always evolving in terms of efficiency, timeliness, cost-effectiveness and value, and aim to offer the best plumbing solutions to our clients. Call us and book a professional plumber today!