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No one wants to wake up one night to face an emergency plumbing situation on their own. Not all plumbing services offer 24-hour service, and some service providers need time before they can reach you. One way to prevent more disasters from happening is to prepare. If you have the resources, investing in some handy plumbing tools can make emergency repairs manageable. If you have the right tools and knowledge, you can save your home from worse cases.

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No one wants to wake up one night to face an emergency plumbing situation on their own. Not all plumbing services offer 24-hour service, and some service providers need time before they can reach you. One way to prevent more disasters from happening is to prepare. If you have the resources, investing in some handy plumbing tools can make emergency repairs manageable. If you have the right tools and knowledge, you can save your home from worse cases.

If you are curious and willing to invest in some must-have tools for your home plumbing, here are some things to consider buying:

Basic Tools

Flashlight

This is one of the basic tools that you should have at home. It enables you to see in dark or poorly lit areas under the sink and other places.

Extra buckets

In case your pipes experience leakage, you need a bucket to catch the dripping water. You do not want to damage your floor or carpet so always be prepared.

For Removing Clogs

Plunger

The plunger is the number one must-have tool in your home. It is used to clear any blockage in pipes and drainage. There are two types of plungers for different purposes:

  • Cup Plunger – This plunger has a bowl-shaped rubber at its bottom. It is used to remove clogs caused by food scraps, hair, and grease in your sink. 
  • Flange Plunger – This is the plunger used for toilet clogs. It looks the same as a cup plunger except that it has flaps that allow it to fit inside the hole of the toilet bowl.

Drain Auger or Plumbing Snake

Some clogs are difficult to remove and will require more robust equipment. That is where drain auger or plumbing snake comes to the rescue. It is a long, lean, and flexible steel that is inserted into the drainage to remove severe clogs. It helps push and break any blockage present in your pipe. 

There are also two types of drain augers:

  • Hand auger – Used for sinks, shower drains, and tubs drainage
  • Closet auger – Has protective covering for porcelains; used for toilets

For Tightening Bolts and Pipes

Pliers and Wrenches

These tools are useful not only for plumbing disasters but also for other house needs. Any professional plumbers will have a collection of pliers and wrenches for different purposes, but you only need to have the basics.

  • Pipe wrenches – Get two; use one for grasping and one for turning pipes
  • Basin wrench – Use this tool for reaching the nuts holding your faucet in place
  • Adjustable wrenches – Used for hexagon nuts
  • Tongue and groove pliers – Used for hard-to-reach areas

For Leaks

Emergency Pipe Clamp

If you should invest in one useful tool, you need to get an emergency repair clamp. You can use this tool as a temporary solution for any splits, pit holes, or corrosion leaks in steel or cast iron pipelines. Place it over the hole and hold it together by placing the metal clamp over it. Tighten the screw, and you temporarily stopped the leak.

Conclusion

Sometimes, your home will experience emergencies that will require immediate action. Having these handy plumbing tools can help you manage your plumbing problems when emergencies occur. Keep these tools at home along with the contact number of your trusted plumber, and you will have a more peaceful home living experience.

For 24-emergency plumbing needs in Hackensack, NJ, we are here to help. If there are plumbing or HVAC issues in your homes that cannot wait for another working day, we can fix it for you. Contact us today at (201) 431-3791.

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