When you have a plumbing emergency, it is sometimes necessary to call upon one of the qualified Mr. Rooter plumbers of Seattle. While we are more than ready to help you with any of your plumbing emergencies, many times there are problems you can take care of yourself! Even if you can’t handle the entire problem yourself, there are many things you can do to minimize the emergency if you have the right tools available.
First, get a five gallon bucket. This will serve two purposes. It will hold all of the necessary tools you need to handle most plumbing emergencies and you can also use it to collect water during a plumbing emergency. You can even use it to sit on while you work on whatever your plumbing issue is. You can also attach a tool caddy around the bucket to hold tools. The items that are essential to have in your emergency plumbing tool kit are easy to find at any Seattle hardware store. You will want both a regular and forced cup plunger, as these are both used in different circumstances. You will also want to have a variety of different sized wrenches, a multi-bit screwdriver and Allen keys. In addition to tools, you will also want to include duct tape, Teflon tape and caulk that can be used to temporarily or permanently fix any leaks.
Finally, you should include a collection of clean rags and paper towels that can be used to clean up spills or leaks. If you are able to take care of your plumbing emergency, great! If not, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Seattle is more than happy to assist you!