At Expert Plumbing, we’re here to help with all your plumbing needs, large and small. Whether it’s a major plumbing emergency or a simple piece of advice on a do-it-yourself project, our plumbers are always available to assist you.
When it comes to the DIY world of plumbing, there are several areas most handy homeowners can handle without calling our plumbers to the site. But to do this, you need a few of the right basic tools in your home – here are a few of these to make sure you have on hand in case any of these kinds of issues come up.
Whether you call them a safety precaution or an actual tool, plungers should be present in every building where there’s a toilet. In most cases, you actually want to keep two plunger types in your home:
In addition, there are also a couple wrenches you should keep on hand in case you need to tighten or loosen items:
For drain clogs that the plunger isn’t able to handle fully, the auger or snake can be useful. Augers are for the toilet, where they move through the drain and hook onto clogs before pulling them out. Snakes work in a similar way, but with more versatility – they’re generally good for other appliances like sinks and tubs that become clogged.
It’s not a tool per se, but a roll or two of duct tape should always be present in the home for several fixer reasons, plumbing high among them. It’s great for sealing in leaks temporarily, with a water-resistant nature that allows you to plug holes while waiting for a more permanent solution.
For more on essential plumbing tools to have in the home, or to learn about any of our plumbing repair services, speak to the pros at Expert Plumbing today.