Basic Plumbing Tools for Your Home

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There are certain basic tools that we feel every home should have at their disposal. We’ve tried to give you a sampling of those, plus tools that are more specialized for plumbing projects.

1. Tape Measure – one of the most basic tools a home needs, a must have for your arsenal
2. Hammer – enough said?
3. Flashlight – every home should have at least one
4. Screwdrivers – both flathead & phillips
5. Pliers – most common type with blunt end
6. Level – doesn’t need to be fancy, something small to fit in your toolbox is fine
7. Utility Knife – an inexpensive, but very convenient cutting tool

Tools specifically for dealing with plumbing clogs:
Plunger – a must have for emergency clogs
Hand Auger: when a plunger just isn’t enough, this plumber’s snake could be your next step
Closet Augur – this tool is used specifically for stubborn toilet clogs

If you are considering a project that requires a bit more plumbing knowledge, here’s a few tools you’re going to want to have on hand.
1. Tongue and Groove Pliers – often referred to as Channellocks
2. Adjustable Wrench – used to grip hex nuts on plumbing
3. Hacksaw – versatile for cutting through pipe, as well as hardware and screws that get in the way
4. Basin Wrench: used in that small hard to reach area behind a sink
5. Two Pipe Wrenches: one for gripping and one for turning those pipes that you need to loosen
6. Tubing Cutter – cutting copper pipe
7. Propane torch – used for copper pipe projects

Roto-Rooter has been serving the Lake Charles & Beaumont community for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on our knowledgeable staff and can help you with any plumbing project you may have planned now or in the future.

Roto-Rooter continues to be the #1 name in plumbing. If a plumbing problem threatens your home, check out our money saving coupons and then give us a call.

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