The Essential Plumbing Tools You Should Have

When there is a plumbing emergency in your home, you need to call Sunrise Heating & Plumbing right away. However, not all plumbing problems require professionals. Some minor issues can be fixed by you, as long as you have the right plumbing tools for the job.

Without question, the tool that comes first on our list is the plunger. Often times new homeowners ask what one thing is commonly forgotten when moving into a new place, and the majority of responders would answer the plunger. With the plunger, toilets, sinks, and shower drains can be quickly unclogged

If a clog is too tough for the trusty plunger, then you will want to send in the hand auger. The hand auger allows you to infiltrate the drain with a metal wire, and once that wire pierces the blockage, you can then either break it up or pull it back out.

Installing new equipment, or just need to tighten up some nuts? The adjustable wrench is a versatile tool that can fit many different shapes and sizes of nuts. Need a bigger, stronger tool for the job? That is where the pipe wrench comes in handy. The pipe wrench was specifically designed with plumbing pipes in mind, and provides a solid grip when needing to tighten or loosen fittings.

Similar to the adjustable wrench is a set of tongue-and-groove pliers. The curve provided in the pliers lets you work in hard to reach places, and the slip joint will adjust to different sizes.

Plumbing pipes have fittings that are threaded, and can leak if they are damaged. Using plumber’s tape can come through in a pinch to temporarily stop the leak in the joints of your shower heads or water lines. 

With the help from these plumbing tools, many minor issues can be solved by you, the homeowner. However, not all repairs are possible without a professional. When you need to resolve that plumbing emergency, you need to call Sunrise Heating & Plumbing today at  (616) 293-9326. By providing exceptional customer service, and our highly-trained and experienced staff can handle any problem.