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5 Essential Plumbing Tools to Have on Hand

While we recommend leaving the serious plumbing repairs to us – it doesn’t hurt to be prepared! Sometimes, smaller problems – like a clogged sink or dripping faucet – can be fixed fairly quickly, provided you have the right tools for the job.

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See below for some tools to help cover the basics: like changing a faucet or shower head, and unclogging a drain »

  1. Plunger – Whether you have a clogged sink, tub, toilet, or floor drain, plungers certainly come in handy. Just make sure you have the right one for the job.
  2. Tongue-and-Groove Pliers – Easy to grab, pull, twist, hold, tighten, and loosen anything!  Not only useful for plumbing, but your home in general!
  3. Adjustable Wrench – Another invaluable tool for the home, but in terms of plumbing parts it’s ideal for working on compression fittings, supply lines, or anything with hex-shaped nuts.
  4. Pipe Wrench – Larger and heavier than your average wrench, this tool helps tighten and loosen pipe connections – like the ones under your sink. You’ll need two – one to grip and hold and another for turning.
  5. Basin Wrench – Also considered a sink wrench, this wrench helps you work in all those hard-to-reach spaces. The tool’s long shaft and swiveling jaw help you access the narrow space behind a sink and lock onto the nuts that secure faucets to the supply lines.

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Remember, if there are any plumbing problems you encounter – you can trust the experts here at Patterson Plumbing & Heating to help. Our team has helped Pueblo homes since the fall of 1984 and know that you and your home deserve to be treated with respect. Give us a call today for fast service: 719.544.4922

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