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Plumbing Tools You Should Keep Around the House

Many plumbing repairs and installations are best left to the professionals. However, there are times when calling a professional for a simple fix is not the most cost or time-effective solutions. Many small plumbing problems are easily repaired by those with limited to no experience with plumbing procedures, as long as they have the right tools to get the job done.

Here are our top plumbing tools to keep handy around the house:

A Pipe Wrench

Pipe wrenches are wrenches specifically designed to handle soft, copper pipes and round objects such as pipes. They look like a regular wrench with serrated teeth designed to grip round object. Pipe wrenches are most commonly used to open pipes to repair clogs or to stem a leak or burst pipe. There are many cases where homeowners experience a leak and can provide a quick fix until a professional arrives.


plumbing-tools-to-have-at-home-plungerWe recommend having numerous plungers in your home, one for every bathroom. The best type of plunger is the simple flange plunger. When it comes to purchasing one of these tools, we recommend investing in the simplest option since those are most effective.

The best kind to get typically has a wooden handle with a red or black rubber cup or flange on the bottom. These plungers create the perfect seal on clogged toilets or drains. Simply plunge down to dislodge the clog and you can quickly and inexpensively get back on track.

However, if plunging doesn’t work and the clog persists, we recommend calling a professional for fast and easy clog removal services.


plumbing-tools-to-havve-at-home-plungerCaulking is a sealant that prevents water from entering the tiny cracks and crevices in your bathroom and kitchen tiles. Installing caulking is one of the easiest home tasks since it only involves pointing the caulking gun on the area you wish to caulk and pulling the trigger.

Caulking comes out smooth, like thick toothpaste, and you can easily move the caulker to draw a line of caulking wherever you need it. The best part about this job is that if you mess it up, you can simply peel the caulking off and try again.

The best part of trying these home improvement techniques is the money you will save and the sense of accomplishment you will feel afterward. However, if you need help with professional plumbing service, you can always call Laney’s Inc. in Fargo, ND at (701) 237-0543.