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My top 5 favourite tools for plumbing emergencies

I use a small number of tools exclusively as an emergency plumber in order to do tasks swiftly and effectively. When it comes to dealing with plumbing problems, these are my go-to tools, and I wouldn’t want to be without them. The following are my top five favourite equipment for plumbing emergencies:




  1. A pipe wrench is a need for any plumber and is particularly helpful in an emergency. I can swiftly tighten or loosen pipes, fittings, and other plumbing components thanks to the pipe wrench. To fit different pipe diameters, I always keep a few of them in my work bag in varied sizes.

  2. Plunger: The plunger is yet another necessary equipment for any plumber. Clogs in sinks, toilets, and other plumbing fixtures can be removed using this straightforward but efficient instrument. I always keep a few plungers of various sizes on me so I can be ready for anything.

  3. Pipe Freeze Kit: A severe emergency can arise when pipes freeze. I can rapidly thaw out frozen pipes and get the water flowing again thanks to a pipe freeze kit. A heating element and a wrap that fits around the frozen pipe are commonly included in these kits.

  4. Water Pump Pliers: These pliers, also referred to as “channel locks,” are incredibly adaptable and may be utilised for a variety of jobs. They help me hold and turn pipes, tighten fittings, and other things. They are a necessity for my toolkit.

  5. Water Hawk: I use this thread-sealing compound to seal pipes and fittings’ threads. It aids in sealing off the area completely and stopping leaks. I always keep a little tube of this in my tool bag because it is useful in a variety of emergencies.

These are my top five favourite gadgets for plumbing emergencies overall. I wouldn’t want to be without them because I rely on them every day to complete the task fast and effectively. These tools have got me covered whether I’m defrosting frozen pipes or unclogging a toilet.

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