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Plumbing Tools and Their Uses

When you call a plumber, do they walk into your home or business empty-handed? Professionals are always prepared with a tool kit of basic and advanced equipment. Plumbers use these tools for any maintenance or emergency project on your system.

A good plumber will have a set of tools either on their person or in their supply truck. Because they complete many jobs throughout their day, plumbers are well-versed in every form of equipment. The team of professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Oneida is here to describe the necessary tools for working on plumbing systems.

Basic Plumbing Tools and Equipment

So, what tools do plumbers use? Different jobs require various equipment, but most plumbers have the basics with them before entering your building. Here is our list of the tools we use for most jobs:

  • Wrench: Perfect for twisting open pipes, these toothed tools come in many sizes. Most plumbers will have an entire set of wrenches to work on anything from faucets to drain pipes.

  • Hacksaw: For more challenging jobs, plumbers use a hacksaw to cut pipes or other pieces of metal. Professional plumbers can use this tool safely and efficiently.

  • Plunger: This one may be a given, but plungers are a large part of plumbing. Our plumbers have an industrial-strength plunger that fixes large clogs, or they can use bigger tools like a snake machine.

  • Plumber's tape: Plumber's tape is an essential part of preventing leaks in your pipes. Plumbers use this material to wrap pipe connections before screwing them in to add an extra level of security.

  • PEX pipe expanders: Because the plumbing field is always adding new innovative tools, this type of equipment is something you may see more in the future. These expanders allow plumbers to add plastic pipes by making the connections bigger.

A plumbing tools kit has items for any problem. Our job is to fix something you might not be able to see, so we are ready with industry-standard equipment to get the work done.

Learn More From Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Although basic plumbing tools may be similar to the hardware you own, professional plumbers should be the only people using them to fix your pipes. We at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Oneida are licensed plumbers and have trained for any situation that may occur.

If you are interested in learning more about our process, you can give us a call at 315-363-1565 or request an appointment with our team.