If you are a person who has some knowledge about DIY plumbing hacks, then you must be aware of the various plumbing tools and equipment, and their uses. But, if you are a homeowner who is naive when it comes to plumbing, even the basic plumbing tools will look unfamiliar to you. Here are some basic plumbing tools and equipment that professional plumbers generally have in their plumbing kits.

Tape Measure
This is a simple equipment which all the plumbers have. A metallic measuring tape rolled inside a small, compact, plastic case is used to measure the dimensions of plumbing system and components.

Various Screwdrivers
The screwdrivers are used to screw or unscrew various connections with the help of screws, nails, and nuts. A vast variety of screwdrivers are available with various point sizes and shapes. The most common screwdrivers are the star- and plus-shaped screwdrivers.

Wrenches
This tool has fixed or adjustable, toothed or smooth jaws at one end of a long handle. A variety of wrenches are available in the market depending on their jaw head size, handle size, jaw head shape, the purpose of use, etc. Some of the commonly used wrenches are the adjustable wrench, open end wrench, basin wrench, pipe wrench, etc. Wrenches are used to hold, turn, remove, or fit plumbing pipes and fixtures.

Tube or Pipe Cutters
This is a wrench-and-blade setting used to cut metallic or plastic (PEX or PVC) tubes and pipes. The head of this tool is generally adjustable according to the width of the tube or pipe.

Teflon Tape
This is a type of tape, generally white in color, used to secure the connections. The tape is wound on the threads of pipes, valves, faucets, showerheads, and other plumbing systems to make the connections tight and leak-proof.

Plungers
These are the vacuum creating tools used to unclog drains, sinks, toilets, and bathtubs. These have a rubber cup attached to a wooden or metallic rod (handle). The rubber cup creates a vacuum and sucks out the clogging debris and materials.

Faucet Wrenches
The major function of these wrenches is to hold the faucets firmly and turn them in the clock or anti-clockwise direction. These wrenches have one fixed and one adjustable jaw to hold faucets of different sizes.

Washers
These are simple round, flat, disks with a hole at the center that sits inside the faucets and showerheads. The rubber, plastic, or metallic washers are used to control the intense flow of water through the faucets and showerheads.

Drill and Hole-Making Tool
This is an electric equipment attached with an auger or a hole-saw that creates holes for differently sized plumbing pipes and systems.
These tools and equipment are widely used by professional plumbers for plumbing maintenance, repairs and replacement projects. If you are keen on knowing the features and uses of these or many other basic and complex plumbing tools and equipment, contact our Edmonton professional plumbers. They will answer all your queries and questions.

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