It’s important to have plumbing tools on hand. If you have the right tools, you can fix a problem or at least limit damage while waiting for a plumber. These are the plumbing tools you should keep in your home.
A plunger is a necessary plumbing tool. Clogged toilets and sinks are very common. You should have a flange plunger for toilets and a cup plunger for sinks.
Plumbing Snake and Hand Auger
You can use a plumbing snake and hand auger to remove blockages when a plunger isn’t up to the task. Crank the handle on the auger to uncoil the plumbing snake down the pipe. You can use these tools on toilets and sinks.
A Set of Wrenches
A set of wrenches can be used to tighten pipe connections or fix loose toilet seats and other plumbing fixtures. You need one to replace a shower head, for instance. Get either a wrench set or an adjustable wrench.
If you have a leaky pipe, you can wrap it in duct tape to temporarily stop water from coming out. This will help limit water damage while waiting for a plumber to arrive at your home.
Thread Seal Tape
You use thread seal tape when you need to do a plumbing task like replacing a shower head. You wrap the tape around the male end of the pipe thread so that it forms a tight seal when you screw the new shower head on.
Roll of Plastic
Keep a roll of plastic on hand in case you have a plumbing emergency. You can use it to prevent water damage to your belongings and your home itself. If you see a water leak, lay the roll of plastic underneath it.
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