You don’t have to be a plumber by trade to have some plumbing tools around your house – in fact, everyone should! In the event that you experience a problem with your plumbing, it’s always helpful to have the tools you need to start solving it while you wait for an experienced team to arrive. Below, take a look at four plumbing tools we believe all homeowners should have on hand:
- A hand auger. Also often referred to as a “plumber’s snake,” hand augers are one of the best tools for homeowners when it comes to clearing clogged drains. They can easily be sent down shower drains, sink drains and even toilets to help clear out anything that might be getting in the way.
- A plunger. In addition to a hand auger, plungers are extremely helpful for clearing clogs. You may have heard them used most commonly for toilets, but they can also be used to help with your sinks, showers, and tubs!
- A pipe wrench. Homeowners can use pipe wrenches to tighten and loosen fittings, nuts and threaded pipes. Consider having a few in the house (there are different kinds available), as certain situations call for certain tools – for example, if the pipe you need to work on is hard to reach, you’ll need a pipe wrench designed for tight spaces.
- A basin wrench. Basin wrenches are specifically designed to help with tightening and loosening the nuts that keep sink faucets in place. A one-of-a-kind tool, if you ever experience an issue with your sink, this is the one thing you’ll absolutely need to start patching things up.
If your tool box is currently lacking any of the above, we highly suggest that you look into picking up what you need – you never know when some DIY work may be required while your plumbing professional is on the way.
Here at Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter, our team is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and technology so that we can assist our customers with any plumbing problem. If you ever have a plumbing concern in your Orange County, California home, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 714.630.8766!