Plumbing Tools to Have On Hand

Every home is outfitted with plumbing and it is important to know how to care for said plumbing. Having a few essential plumbing tools at home can be incredibly useful for handling minor plumbing issues or emergencies. Here are some important plumbing tools that all homeowners should consider having in their toolkit.


Every home needs at least one plunger. Plungers are effective for clearing clogged toilets and drains. They work by creating suction and dislodging blockages. You and your guests will all be relieved if you have a plunger on hand.

Adjustable Wrench

Another important tool to have is an adjustable wrench. An adjustable wrench is versatile and can be used for various plumbing tasks, such as tightening or loosening nuts and bolts on pipes.

Pipe Wrench

Specifically designed for gripping and turning pipes, a pipe wrench is essential for tasks like removing or installing pipes and fittings. It can also be used outside of plumbing tasks, which makes it an all around great tool mainstay.

Plumber's Tape (Teflon Tape)

Plumber's tape is used to seal threaded pipe connections. It helps prevent leaks by creating a tight seal between pipes and fittings. It’s a small thing to have on hand that can make a big difference.

Pipe Cutter

When you need to cut through copper or plastic pipes, a pipe cutter is the tool for the job. It provides clean and precise cuts.

Plumbing Snake (Auger)

A plumbing snake is useful for clearing stubborn clogs in drains or pipes. It works by breaking up or retrieving blockages. Slow draining sinks, bathtubs, and even toilets can all benefit from having this tool around.

Basin Wrench

A basin wrench is designed for tightening or loosening nuts in hard-to-reach places, such as those behind sinks.

Caulk Gun

While not exclusively a plumbing tool, a caulk gun is useful for sealing gaps and joints around sinks, tubs, and other plumbing fixtures.

Having these essential plumbing tools on hand can empower homeowners to tackle minor plumbing issues or perform basic maintenance. For more complex problems or significant repairs, however, it's always advisable to seek professional help to avoid potential damage and ensure the safety of your plumbing system.

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By Eid-Co Homes 11-28-2023