Plumbing emergencies occur naturally, especially if you and the people in your household have bad habits when it comes to disposing of food or solid particles in your drainage. You could also have plumbing problems if you have a poor drainage system, like small and weak pipes.
Major plumbing problems should be handles by the experts - but if you have a minor problem that you think you can handle, then these basic plumbing tools will come in handy. Provide below are the basic plumbing tools every homeowner should have:
It is commonly called the plumber’s friend or a plumber’s helper. This tool has a suction rubber cup used to clear blockages in drains and pipes. It is the first tool to use when your sinks, tubs, floors drains, showers, and toilets get clogged.
When your plunger does not work and you really need to get into your pipe, a hacksaw is a handy tool. You will need to cut into your pipe and locate the clogged area. Hacksaws are able to cut through metal or plastic pipes which makes it handy.
Wrenches are needed too, as they are used for loosening nuts, pipes or tightening pipes. This is essential especially if you have a weak grip to tighten or loosen pipes.
Obviously, inside pipes are dark and hard to see. A flashlight is always needed to see where the clog is. There are many situation a flashlight can come in handy when fixing a plumbing problem - like when you are down your pipe and it’s dark and you can’t see, you will need something to brighten up the place. You won't be able to do the job right and safely when the area isn't clearly visible, right?
A hand auger
Hand augers are used when the plunger fails its job in clearing the pipe or the drain of a clog. A hand auger is used to drill in down the pipe and pull all the particles or fragments causing the clog.
A plumber’s tape or a Teflon tape is used to seal fixed pipes or replaced pipes.
A plumber’s tape is durable, strong, and water resistant which makes it dependable in making your pipes free of any leaks.
Don’t forget, safety is the number one priority, many accidents could happen when you fix your pipe or drainage system - like when cutting a pipe you might accidentally cut your fingers, or pipe debris could splash on your eyes in the process of cutting. Dirty and unsafe liquids or solids filled with bacteria from your pipe could also make contact in your eyes so it is better to be safe. When doing a plumbing work don’t forget a durable glove and a safety goggle - remember, safety comes first.
Best Plumbing Tool
If you want a perfectly done plumbing job, only trust the best tool, which is a professional plumber. No one can beat a trained and knowledgeable professional when it comes to his field. If you're from Elizabeth New Jersey and are looking for a professional plumber, do not hesitate and give us a call!
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