Buying or renting a home has its own challenges. There are things in your home that you must always give priority to. One of such things is plumbing. Plumbing is an important element of any home. A cracked, clogged or a burst pipe in your house can cause you a lot of inconveniences making your home even inhabitable. Repair expenses can be also very costly. It’s therefore important that you take good care of plumbing problems in your home whenever possible to decrease the chances of damage to your house. In order to achieve this, here are a few tools and resources you need to have in your home.
A Plumber on Call
Occasionally some plumbing problems may be beyond what you may manage to repair or fix. It is thus crucial that you have a plumber on call whenever things go south with plumbing. There is nothing bothersome as spending a whole lot of time attempting to fix your plumbing system just to end up calling a plumber at last. It is therefore important that you at least know someone who can sort you out when you are stuck. The easiest way to find a good plumber would be by searching the internet. First you type the name of the city where you live followed by the word plumbing. As an example, if you live in Toronto you can search by typing “Toronto plumbing”.
A master plunger is used to suck dirty water at the drain hole. Unlike conventional plungers, a master plunger provides maximum suction at the drainage hole. A master plunger is also quite flexible and is better at plunging as compared to regular plungers. In terms of cost, a master plunger costs only ten bucks at most stores thus making it a worthy investment in your home.
An auger is a very long and flexible metallic coil that is connected to the drain hole and then pushed down the pipes through a rotational action. An auger is relatively cheap and can be used to unclog your toilet when the plunger is not working. There are two kinds of augers, electric auger and hand -clanked auger. However, electric augers are more effective.
A sink auger just functions as a toilet auger. The only noticeable difference between the two is how they’re shaped. A sink auger is just shaped like a drum in a machine gun. In comparison to some toilet auger, a sink auger is not as effective except that it can be fed to the main drainage pipe just beneath the sink.
Shop Vacuum and Buckets
Having a shop vacuum and a few buckets in your home will help you handle the occasional blockages in your drainage pipes. A shop vac has an attachment that enables it interface with the sink drains and can be used to pull out dirty that builds up in the kitchen and bathroom sinks.