Plumbing jobs can be really simple but if you don’t have the right tools they can be unnecessarily difficult, or even impossible. Therefore it is important to have the right plumbing tools in your home.
This will help you get your simple plumbing work done yourself so you don’t need to hire a professional. This will save you money that would have been spent on the professional and time that would have been used on waiting or them to arrive. So here are a few things you should have on hand and some plumbing jobs you can do with them:
- Rubber Gloves
- Adjustable Wrench
- Coat Hanger
Rubber Gloves: These come in handy with just about any plumbing job that puts you in contact with water. You’ll want this on your list of plumbing tools because the water you’re working with isn’t always the cleanest and they can help your hands stay clean while you’re working. Another advantage is that most rubber gloves have decent gripping surface on the outside so you won’t lose your grip when things get wet while you are working. This just tends to be an all around good supply to have on hand if you intend to do plumbing work with your toilet, shower, or sink and are good even for just regular cleaning maintenance so they are never a waste.
Adjustable Wrench: This is a tool that should be on everyone’s list of plumbing tools. An adjustable wrench helps to avoid the need to get a whole set of wrench and will fit around the larger nuts that appear so frequently in plumbing jobs. You simply spin the adjuster until the wrench fits snuggly around what you’re working with and you are good to go, remember “Lefty loosey, righty tighty”. Make sure you don’t have your wrench on too loose or you might strip the bolt making it hard to use. Another good thing to note when undoing these bolts is to turn off the water valve to that area of the house. If you forget this step you might find yourself with a pretty big spill.
Coat Hanger: A coat hanger is a really easy tool to add to your list of plumbing tools, but can be invaluable. The main use for coat hangers as a plumbing tool is for undoing clogs in pipes or drains when a plunger doesn’t work. You will want an adjustable wrench on hand and to have turned off the water valve to that area. You’ll also want a bucket to catch water caught behind the clog. Then you can just scrape the clog out of the pipe making for easy do it yourself clog removal. Then just use your wrench to put the pipe
back in. This is totally worth repurposing an old coat hanger to make a such a difficult job a breeze.
Now you know some things to add to your plumbing tools supply. For more home plumbing tools, click here. This will make your plumbing jobs go by easier and quicker so you can move on to doing other things instead of sitting around waiting for a plumber to do it for you. However as recommended by the expert plumbers at Best Plumbers Perth, it is always recommended that you call a professional plumber for the bigger jobs such as leak detection and you should never touch your gas boiler. However with doing a DIY job you’ll have the sense of achievement that comes with doing it yourself.