In order to get the work in the proper fashion, it is mandatory that professionals be equipped with the right tools. If you are not well acquainted with the plumbing gears, some of the basic ones have been mentioned in the following section. This will give you a rough idea about what tools you need to keep handy if any plumbing emergencies were to arise.
Although gloves reduce the sensation of touch to a great extent, they can come useful in protecting your hands from the dirt and grime over the wet surfaces. You can keep the disposable gloves that can be thrown away after use. Using gloves made out of latex, neoprene, butyl, and nitrile can be especially helpful in having a firm grip especially if the surfaces of the plumbing are moist and slippery.
- Tape measure
This is another simple instrument which is a must for plumber Ellerslie. Retractable tapes are better as they can be pulled back into a safe plastic case after use. Tapes are the most frequently since they are required for measuring the size and dimensions of almost all the plumbing components.
Screwdrivers are another indispensable tool used by plumbers. These are used for screwing and unscrewing the nuts and nails in almost all the fittings and fixtures. The professional plumber Ellerslie are always equipped with a large variety of screwdrivers coming in various shapes and sizes.
Wrenches are required while holding and turning the fixtures. These greatly reduce the effort that would otherwise be required in removing and fitting various installations. Although some wrenches have fixed jaws, most of them are adjustable and therefore more versatile. They differ from each other depending on the handle size, head size, smooth or jagged teeth, head shape and purpose of use. Open end wrench, pipe wrench, basin wrench are some the commonly used ones and necessary gears carried by plumber Ellerslie.
- Faucet wrenches
Faucet wrenches are a specific type of wrenches that have one jaw fixed. These are used to hold the faucets and then turn them in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction.
- Tube cutters
There are very similar to wrenches but come with attached blades. The tube cutters are used in cutting both the metal and PVC pipes of all sizes.
- Teflon Tape
Teflon tapes are water resistant and used for waterproofing the connections and fix leakages. They are generally white in color and are used almost everywhere from faucets to valves to showerheads. They are an integral gear used in plumbing.
Plungers have a rubber cup attaches to end of a long handle (metallic/plastic/wooden) and are used in unclogging the drains, sinks, bathrooms and so on. They work by creating a vacuum and then sucking the accumulated debris out of the clogged area.
Washers are attached at the connecting point in between the faucets and the pipes. They control the intensity of water flow and prevent leakage.
Drills are another important tools used by plumbers. They are used in sawing a hole where a particular installation is to be attached.
These are the basic equipment used by plumbers while making repairs and replacements. They are not the most complex gears in plumbing and can also be kept by homeowners to tackle minor issues every now and then. Some of these types of equipment may also find use outside of plumbing.