When you call an expert to come out and fix your plumbing issues, there are a few specific tools he or she will bring in order to service your home appropriately. Have you ever wondered what, exactly, they're doing to your toilet or water heater? Let's find out:
This is probably the most iconic of plumbing tools. This is a flexible auger used to get rid of clogs in your drains and down the toilet when a plunger isn't enough. Snaking a toilet is a pretty self-explanatory activity – the plumber will stick the auger down the drain and see if it's possible to dislodge or break up whatever is causing the clog. In homes with small children, they may find bits of toys that the little ones just couldn't resist putting in the toilet.
Plumbers use a number of different kinds of wrenches on a daily basis. The pipe wrench is probably the most common – the one used to grasp the pipe while the plumber uses another one to loosen fittings. All told, there are quite a few different kinds of wrenches that a plumbing professional should have on hand in order to do the most effective job. Pipe wrenches in large and small sizes; basin wrench; adjustable and crescent wrenches; and locking pliers. Adjustable tools are essential for plumbers to have in cases of unique plumbing systems.
This may not seem like the most obvious of plumbing tools, but sometimes, it pays to have a good hacksaw around for the tough job of cutting pipes and getting around stubborn bolts, screws or nuts. For those hard-to-reach areas, like between the water heater and the wall, plumbers can remove the blade, wrap one end of it in cloth and reach in to cut pipes or other things that may need severing. A plumber may even carry more than one saw of different sizes, for different tasks.
If you think you have any plumbing issues, it might be time to call a plumbing expert who can come in and use the above tools to get to work on your home's system. Get in touch with the professionals at your local Tuscaloosa Roto-Rooter today for an assessment of your plumbing needs.
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