Whether you’re interested in plumbing projects or just need the basics to survive a clog, look no further! The plumbing team at Red Lilly Plumbing got together to break down the top four basic plumbing tools that every homeowner should own.
4 Need-To-Own Tools for the Bathroom
Don’t let a clog catch you with your pants down ever again! Keep these tools on hand in the bathroom:
A plumber’s snake — also known as a hand auger — is the professionals’ tool of choice for busting up blockages and breaking down clogs. The hand crank pushes a metal fixture down into the drain and hooks onto the material in the blockage for easy removal.
Pliers can help you get a grip on hard to hold areas of plumbing (such as pipes and PVC) during repairs and DIY work. If you’ve ever tried to remove and empty the P-trap without pliers, you’ll understand the merits of this tool.
Cup plungers are one of two kinds of plungers you’ll want to have on deck for plumbing work. The flat cup of the plunger is designed to work in sinks and bathtubs facing a clog.
The flange plunger, on the other hand, is a plunger specifically designed for use in a toilet. The extended sleeve on the end of the plunger fits perfectly into the drain of a toilet, and the extra folds of the plunger give you more force. You can also look for an accordion-style plunger to fit the same needs.
The most important tip to keep in mind while working on plumbing projects: Never turn to chemical drain cleaners! These products use corrosive chemicals that can eat away at your plumbing over time. Got a stubborn clog you just can’t quit? Contact our team at (323) 319-4102 for comprehensive plumbing services in Los Angeles and surrounding areas!