A plumbing emergency is something that you never want to happen. But the reality is, it probably will at some point in your life. And when it does, there are certain things you should always have on hand in case of a plumbing emergency. Here are just five of them.
Plumber’s putty is an essential tool for any plumber and homeowner. It can be used to create watertight seals on pipes, faucets and drains among other things that are necessary in plumbing work. You’ll find large industrial sizes at just about any hardware store so this product should always have a spot near your sink in case of emergency situations.
This is a staple in every homeowner’s arsonal and has multiple uses, including plumbing. Duct tape is a quick, cheap and easy way to stop minor leaks before they become too big. It’s not the ideal solution if you need something that will last but it can help give your repair some extra time until our plumbers arrive on site!
The teeth on this type of wrench are designed to grip round objects like pipes and provide the necessary pressure for turning. The sharpness ensures it can easily dig into surfaces while providing enough leverage in tight situations, leaving behind only marks as opposed to actually damaging anything with its use.
In the dark, it can be difficult to see what needs fixing. In order to fix plumbing without hassle there are certain tools that every homeowner should have on hand – a flashlight! You won’t regret trying out this essential tool when faced with various DIY repairs under appliances or sinks which usually lack any type of light.
Let’s face it: no matter how hard we try at home–whether fixing small leaks around sinks or tackling major jobs such as replacing pipes under our homes-it’s almost impossible not to have any contact with dirt/dirt particles which carry all sorts of germs. Your best defense is a pair of heavy-duty disposable gloves.
Please Note: Drain cleaner is NOT RECOMMENDED
If you do use a drain cleaner and it doesn’t work, and you call a plumber, be sure to tell the plumber so he protects his hands and face from caustic burns! Check out our blog Why You Should Avoid Chemicals for a Clogged Sink to learn more!
These are just some of the many tools you should consider in an emergency kit for plumbing unexpected situations. You should always consult a professional before trying to unclog your sink yourself to avoid further and more costly damage.
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