Regardless of whether you are an expert DIY plumber or you prefer to leave your woes up to a professional Fairview Heights plumber, you need to have a few plumbing tools around your home, just in case. In our last blog, we talked about how you should have a toilet plunger and a couple of adjustable pipe wrenches handy. Keep reading to learn about the last few plumbing tools every home needs:
#3. Plumber’s Putty
Plumber’s putty is a sealing compound that is pliable and soft. It is used to create water-tight seals around drains and faucets. Although plumber’s putty can be confusing to use, it comes in handy for many plumbing projects involving tub and sink drains, and it can be very useful in a pinch.
#4. Screw Drivers
Screw drivers are necessary for more than just plumbing repairs, so there’s a good chance that you already have one or two hanging around your home. There are many different sizes of screws you may need to remove while you are working on your plumbing, so you may want to start collecting many different sizes and shapes of screw drivers.
#5. Water Pump Pliers
Water pump pliers, also called tongue and groove pliers, have a serrated, right-angled jaw that can be used to twist, hold, turn and loosen all kinds of fittings, bolts, nuts and frozen parts.
#6. Caulking Gun
Caulk is used to seal the seams on the edges of sinks and bathtubs to prevent leaks. When the existing caulking is starting to look worn, a caulking gun makes it incredibly easy to replace.