Have you ever wondered what a plumber carries in his or her toolbox? With Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our South Florida neighbors can expect quick and professional repair/emergency services using a few primary plumbing tools. Let’s walk through a list of the most common plumbing tools and explore how they can be used by a professional in your home.
As you might expect, a plunger is essential to any professional or DIY plumber’s toolbox. Many professionals will often reach for their trusty plunger to clear a drain before trying a more complicated tool. A simple fix may be the best fix! Investing in a quality plunger for your home may help prevent the need for a service call.
Also known as a plumber’s snake, a hand auger is a metal cable that uncoils to clear stubborn clogs. Although these are available commercially, we recommend relying on a trained plumber to use them.
As a plumber works on your pipes, they may need a wide variety of wrenches. A pipe wrench uses a toothed jaw to tightly grip material and tighten or loosen threaded pipes. Because of the ridged teeth, a cloth will be placed over any painted or finished pipes to prevent scratches.
As the name suggests, adjustable wrenches can adjust to fit oddly shaped or large objects in your plumbing system. A basin wrench is another popular option for professional plumbers; its long body allows the user to reach difficult areas under a sink.
In addition to wrenches, your plumber may have a range of pliers in their toolkit. The most common are tongue-in-groove pliers, which can slide and lock in place to fit and adjust nearly any object. Most plumbers will also carry needle-nose pliers, which can grip or cut tubing and get into small or hard-to-reach places.
Caulk, specifically plumber’s putty, is another common feature in a professional’s toolkit. Plumbers can use this versatile material to prevent leaks and moisture buildup as a waterproof sealing agent. You may see caulking or putty used around your toilet, sink, bathtub, or drain. It can even be used to stabilize your toilet at its base.
Protective safety gear is a vital part of any plumber’s daily routine to keep themselves protected from chemicals and germs. This gear can include safety gloves, boots, eyewear, and even earplugs. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Lindstrom plumbers have taken both their safety and yours to the next level, with additional sanitizing procedures in the office and your home.
If you require a professional plumber, look no further than the experts from Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing. Refresh your plumbing for 2021 by setting up a visit online or calling (800) 813-1824.