Every home needs tools to handle basic plumbing repairs. Check out the tools on this list and get your home ready for a number of plumbing repairs. You don’t need to get everything all at once. Feel free to pace yourself and buy something once a week or once a month. That way you won’t have a large upfront expense.
What Tools Every Homeowner Needs to Handle Most Plumbing Repairs
These three tools will handle most clogs and are available at most hardware stores.
- A good plunger – In some cases, this is all you need to handle a clogged toilet or backed up kitchen sink. Get the best one you can afford, because the cheap ones will need to be replaced a lot sooner than the more expensive models. After all, who wants to be constantly buying a new plunger for their bathroom? Not anyone we know, so don’t buy the cheap one. You’ll end up paying to replace it anyway.
- A new plumber’s snake – This will help you defeat deeper clogs, such as a clogged drain. If you don’t know how to use one, call your local plumber for advice or watch an instructional video on the internet.
- A strong closet auger – This is for a really bad clogged toilet. Watch a how to video or read a good blog post to find out how to use it.
With these three handy plumbing tools, you’ll be able to tackle a lot clogs on your own. Just read up on how to use them. Like any tool you own, they should be used with respect. If used improperly, you can break the tools or mess up your plumbing. So, be very careful. These are professional plumbing tools after all.
How to Avoid Clogs in the First Place
Just because you have the tools to take care of a clog, doesn’t mean you want to use them everyday. If your smart, you’ll avoid them. Having a clog free toilet and sink is easy if you follow these simple steps:
- Don’t pour cooking oils down your kitchen drain.
- Don’t put fibrous vegetables or bones down your garbage disposal.
- Don’t pour coffee grinds or tea leaves down your drain.
- Don’t put any of the following in your toilet: condoms, paper towels, food, tampons, sanitary napkins, toenails, hair, cotton balls, q-tips, dental floss, kitty litter, clay, art supplies, paper, baby wipes, or diapers. Any of the following will clog your toilet, so don’t flush any of it. Just throw the above items in the garbage. You’ll be glad you did because you’ll avoid a lot of clogs. If you’re most people, unclogging a toilet is probably not your favorite way to spend your day.
If you want to keep your toilet and sink free of clogs, just ask yourself one simple question, can this go in the garbage can. If it can, don’t pour it down your drain or flush it down your toilet. Instead, take 10 quick seconds and throw in the garbage.
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