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Plumbing Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

You never know when you’re going to have an emergency in your home. A plumbing emergency can be one of the worst, and you must be prepared.

Understanding a full plumbing system takes a lot of background in the field, but you don’t need to be an expert. However, you should have some basic skills and the right tools.

In this article, you’ll find out the most important plumbing tools every homeowner Should own have in the house.

The Right Assortment

Having the right plumbing tools can be a lifesaver in some situations. It can also save you money by not having to call a plumber if you can remedy certain problems on your own. The following list contains the tools you should have and what they can fix.

Drain/Toilet Snake

These tools are the next step up from a plunger. If your toilet or sinks get backed up, a snake can help you unclog them. If you’ve never seen one, they’re long metal cables attached to a handle with a crank on it. The crank allows you to extend it and roll it back in so you can probe your drains and clear out any debris.

Adjustable Pipe Wrench

These wrenches might seem pretty basic, but they can help you unlock the nuts on your pipes. If you’ve dropped something down the drain or need to remove a pipe to clear a backup, these wrenches can make short work of the removal.

Plunger

Yes, technically, a plunger is a plumber’s tool. Most homeowners probably already have one of these in their homes. However, if you’re one of the few that don’t, you can go pick one up for a few dollars. These will help you unclog light backups in your toilet and sink drains.

Pipe Cutter

You might need to cut sections of pipe if you have to replace another section because of a leak. If a section of pipe goes bad or gets punctured, you can easily replace the section with a pipe cutter and a plumber’s wrench. It doesn’t take much more than that, believe it or not.

Pliers

Pliers can help you turn certain handles if you can’t get a good grip on them. Additionally, if you lose your sink or bathroom cold and hot water handles, your pliers can be a short-term replacement.

You can purchase all of these tools collectively for $100 or less at any hardware store. Consider it a smart investment, especially if you ever find yourself in a situation that normally would require a house call from a plumber. That $100 can end up saving you thousands!

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