If you plan to do some diy plumbing if your home, you must have the right tools. Having the proper tools makes any project much more efficient and safe. Your home plumbing is an expensive and complex matrix of pipes and fixtures. In order to protect your investment and prevent risk of any damage, make sure to use the best tools for the job. If you are hesitant to fix the problem yourself or feel like you are in over your head, take a word from the wise, and hire a professional plumber. It is always a good idea to hire a professional when in doubt. Professional plumbers go through years of training and are equipped with the expertise to get the job done quickly and efficiently. However, if you plan to do the plumbing in your home yourself, make sure that you are stocked with the following common household plumbing tools.
The first and most common, of course, is the plunger. A plunger is a concave rubber piece connected to a wooden or plastic handle. This is a tool most typically used to unclog a backed up toilet. It can also be used to unclog a sink or tub. By pressing down on the handle the rubber piece with create a bit of suction that will help to break up the clog and help it to pass through your plumbing pipes. There are a couple of types of plungers to choose from. There is a cup plunger and a flange plunger to choose from. The most common is the cup plunger. Even though we are accustomed to using this type of plunger to unclog our toilets, it actually is not the most efficient tool for it. Cup plungers are best used to unclog sinks, tubs and showers. A flange plunger is the best tool to unclog your toilets. It is specifically designed for use on your toilets. You can tell the difference because a flange plunger has a special shape that allows it to fit nicely inside the hole at the bottom of your toilet.
Another tool that you must have at home if you plan to tackle your home plumbing issues yourself is the auger. The auger comes in two types, the toilet and the sink. Obviously, it is best to use these tools accordingly. When a clog is too tough to use a plunger, try an auger. It is a highly efficient tool that will make unclogging a sink or toilet a breeze. It is super easy to use and is fairly affordable to purchase. Basically, a cable is fed into the hole where the clog is using a crank. The cable then helps to loosen the clog and allow it to pass on through the pipes.
If you have a clog that is too much for any of these tools, it is imperative that you call a professional plumber to help you with the issue as it may be a larger issue that you are not aware of. Contact Papalia Plumbing for more information.