Becoming a homeowner means taking on a lot of the responsibilities involving upkeep and maintenance around the house rather than relying on a landlord. One of those, regardless of the condition of your home, is dealing with emergency plumbing situations. To avoid exorbitant charges for emergency plumbing services, every homeowner should keep an emergency plumbing kit on hand to deal with those after-hours and weekend problems that pop up at the most inconvenient times. Here's what you should keep in stock:
One nighttime issue with your sewer line and you'll appreciate why plumbing is a thankless profession. To keep your hands clean while working on a messy plumbing problem, invest in a good, tactile pair of rubber gloves.
Wrenches, Screwdrivers, and Allen Wrenches
Heavy-duty, adjustable wrenches are the centerpiece of any good plumber's tool bag. A pair of non-slip pliers, various screwdrivers, and a set of Allen wrenches for faucets, showerheads, and other fixtures are all essential components.
Small leaks and temporary pipe fittings can be slowed and secured with a healthy dose of duct tape until a professional plumber can come to fix the issue for good.
That's right - plungers, plural. A flange plunger and a cup plunger are the two main tools you'll need to cure your drain issues. They're not just for toilets, either - shower drains, floor drains, and sink drains can all be clogged and require a good plunger.
Water, water everywhere! When water's flowing from above, you need a large bucket to catch the it from below. The larger the better (and they also double for a toolbox when things dry up), so we'd recommend a 5-gallon minimum.
If your plumbing issue can't wait or requires an expert set of hands, contact Pioneer Plumbing and Heating. Our experienced plumbers can diagnose and repair any plumbing issue, big or small, so give us a call today!