The 7 Plumbing Tools Every Home Should Have

Do-It-Yourselfers could deal with very simple problems efficiently when they have the correct tools. If you’d like to repair a plumbing problem, the following are seven common tools you ought to have in your plumbing tool box.

•    A basin wrench has a long handle with jaws right at the end. They are intended to get to the nuts at the rear of the basin in which the faucet connects. It is really an indispensable tool if you’re updating a basin or a faucet or just repairing a leaky faucet.

•     Adjustable wrenches are available in 3 sizes (6-, 10- and 12-inch lengths) and have sleek jaws. They are utilized on virtually any nut that you would not like the metal marred, like the chrome nuts you can see on fixtures.


•    Teflon is the go-to type of tape when handling leaks in the bathroom, basement as well as kitchen. If you’re planning to put in something that connects to pipe, this tape is a must have tool. The tape itself is silky in texture, but strong in tension. Teflon tape are available for very little at any retail or hardware store.

•    A closet auger feeds right into a toilet and produces a clog whenever removed. This tool is required each time a plunger will not work. An auger could retrieve toys or other items that somehow get down a toilet and can cause clogs. Of course, going along with this, a plunger is essential. It truly is affordable and most often does the trick for clogs in the toilet.

•    A pipe wrench is available in various sizes (18-, 14-, and 10-inch lengths), plus they’re flexible. They’re able to hold the pipe so it can turn and they can be utilized on either side of the pipe so that it can turn in either direction. Whenever possible, buy a couple of wrenches in different sizes. This way you are able to support the pipe with one wrench and turn the other pipe or fitting with another. Wrenches come in aluminum or steel. The aluminum are lighter in weight and much more high-priced, however they work equally efficiently as the steel. The wrench is a must-have tool.

•    Plumber’s Pliers or also called channel-lock pliers certainly are a must-have for all kinds of plumbing job. As compared to the common pliers, the serrated jaws of plumber’s pliers open up much wider to get around pipes of any size. They could tighten or loosen numerous forms of fittings, as well as secure them into the right positions. They are available in variety of sizes and shapes.

•    A toilet plunger is the tool that you can use to address small toilet clogs. When someone gets rid of excessive toilet tissue at once or something that need not go down the toilet is flushed, you may get everything moving through the plumbing and stop an overflow. There are actually several types of plungers that you need to keep around the house always