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Plumbing Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

April 1, 2021 | Blog

We don’t expect homeowners to be plumbing experts – that’s what the experienced team at Gotelli Plumbing is for! However, there are some simple tools that can really benefit any homeowner in a pinch. Having these tools on hand could save you time, money and even a lot of damage.

At Gotelli we always want our customers to be well informed when it comes to their own homes. Check out the tools we’ve compiled and consider investing in them to be a more prepared homeowner.

5 Common Plumbing Tools

Though we’re sure different plumbers and homeowners would recommend a variety of tools that all homeowners should have, these are pretty important on everybody’s list.

A Toilet Plunger

It may seem obvious, but a plunger is a must-have tool in all homes. You don’t want to have to call a plumber every single time your toilet or drain gets clogged. A plunger can help you out.

There are two types of plungers you can invest in. A flange plunger is the most commonly used on toilets. It has a soft rubber part under the cup which adheres to the curve of the toilet and creates suction to remove the clog.

You can also get a regular cup plunger which works best for drains in sinks and tubs. The flat edge is able to create suction against the flat surface of the problematic drain.

A Plumbing Snake and Hand Auger

These two tools are often used together. A snake can be used on any drain or toilet clogs to hook and remove the blockage. Hand augers are mainly used on toilets – you simply crank the handle to uncoil the wire into the drain where it will clear the clog.

Duct Tape or Thread Seal Tape

Duct tape is a great tool to have on hand for many home projects, but specifically plumbing because it is water resistant. A small leak in a pipe can be covered by a duct tape wrap to temporarily seal the escaping water until a plumber can help you. This may not fix the problem, but it could minimize the water damage.

Thread seal tape is mainly used on pipe connections to make sure they don’t leak. If you need to make a repair on a pipe or shower head, reseal the connection with thread seal tape to make sure it doesn’t leak in the future.

A Caulk Gun and Caulk

Caulk is the primary way that plumbing fixtures are sealed to the wall and floor. You can easily spot-treat your kitchen and bathroom to make sure the caulk seal stays fresh. This will help you avoid water damage and mold growth from wandering moisture.

A Set of Wrenches

An adjustable wrench or a wrench set can get you really far in DIY plumbing. Being able to make simple adjustments like tightening pipe connectors, securing toilet seats and fixing fixtures will save you a lot of time. Plus, investing in different kinds of wrenches only expands the jobs you’re able to take care of yourself.

Need Expert Plumbing Repair?

If your plumbing issue is beyond your expertise, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Gotelli Plumbing. We can tackle any plumbing concern you have, and we’re more than happy to share advice and make quick repairs to get your plumbing back on track. Contact us today!



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