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Love DIY? Basic Plumbing Tools To Get the Job Done

Posted by Agentis on Mar 19, 2018 2:25:01 PM

Want to start tackling some of those smaller plumbing jobs around the house? 

Here are some of the basic tools you’ll want to keep on hand to save a few bucks and take on those running toilets, replace showerheads, or fix a leaky faucet.


Put your tools to work in the bathroom

Adjustable Wrench or Locking Pliers:

You’ll need the ability to grip a pipe for loosening and tightening connections. To avoid scratching a pipe to exterior connection that may be visible, it’s good idea to wrap the pipe with a towel prior to locking down the wrench. 

Needle-Nosed Pliers:

Great for getting into those tight spots and doing more intricate work. 

Plumber’s tape or “Teflon” tape:

This will ensure that you get a good seal on threaded pipes – like a showerhead. 

Basin Wrench:

This is for getting into those hard to reach spaces underneath a sink. 


Great to have on hand when the seal around a sink or toilet begins to wear out. Simple way to keep stop potential leaks and water damage from seepage.


Have more complicated plumbing problems? Give us a call – the Agentis team is ready to help.


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Topics: Plumbing, Garbage Disposal repair, DIY


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