- Plungers: Amidst different types of plungers, there are specifically some that can be of use for home jobs. Cup plungers have a flat mouth and are used most commonly to clear sink, shower and tub blockage. Toilet outlets cannot be cleaned with cup plungers as they are not strong enough. The bellows plunger and flange plunger (ball plunger) are used for stronger toilet clogs.
- Adjustable Pipe Wrench: These are the plumbing tools that help you to get the grip on some difficult pipes. By using this, you can tighten it around a pipe or any other round object. The wrench increases the pressure on the pipe and when you turn it, the fixtures get loosened up to open.
- Augers: This tool can be divided into two types, one is the sink auger, which looks like a circular drum and cleans only sink clogs; while the other one is the closet or toiler auger that is specifically for toilet clogs.
- Teflon Tape: For leakages in toilets, teflon tapes serve the purpose well. Apart from toilets, it can be used in basement and kitchen as well. Teflon tape can also be used to seal pipe connections firmly.
Plumbing tools are few essential items that should be kept at home always. These tools are often used for some do-it-yourself projects. Some of the professional plumbing tools include handle puller, lenox torch, sleeve puller, cutter, compact compression, pipe saw, tube blender, quick nutcracker, saw, telescoping wrench, bibb seat tool, easy cut jaws, pliers, hand grabbing tool, self-feed bit kit and so on. However, it is not possible to keep all of these tools at home, unless you do some specialized job of plumbing.
Some common plumbing tools that can be used to fix anything in the house without need of an expert include:
Above mentioned plumbing tools can assure you of immediate service when in need. Keeping them in the house within reach is definitely a wise idea as they help you to handle simple plumbing issues related to kitchen or toilet.