Basics You’ll Find In a Plumber’s Toolbox

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When your plumbing pipes are not working as they should be, your first order of business should be hiring a plumber in Seattle, WA. A capable professional will be able to diagnose the problem and assess what procedures are needed to get your plumbing up and running again. Smaller issues, in particular, will not require heavy machinery, and most of what needs to be done can be performed with what is in a plumber’s toolbox.


One of the most important things that all plumbers carry in their toolbox is a hand auger. These are also known as plumber’s snakes, and they are used to break up blockages in a plumbing system. A well-prepared plumbing company may also use motorized and water pressure augers, which can be necessary for getting rid of the most stubborn clogs.


Wrenches are another vital part of any plumbing toolkit. In most situations where your plumbing system’s integrity is not compromised, a standard wrench would typically be able to dismantle certain pipes and determine what the issue is. A wrench also helps plumbers put things back together, making it an essential whenever our team provides plumbing services.

Cutters and Pliers

Finally, the experts should always have cutting tools available as well. Sometimes more extensive plumbing repairs may be necessary, where pipes are clearly damaged and in bad condition. In these situations, wrenching them away from the rest of the system may not be easy, and one of the only ways for plumbers to get to the root of the problem is with cutters, saws and pliers.

In the event of an emergency plumbing situation, what our plumbers have in their toolbox might not be enough. Rest assured, however, that our team is always prepared and would have access to a wide range of plumbing paraphernalia designed to address whichever plumbing problems you’re facing.

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