Not all customers ask to have a look inside our toolkits. They’re more concerned on why they called us in the first place – to fix a problem on their pipeline, unclog a drain, and install a new fixture, and so on.
So while water isn’t yet licking on your bathroom faucet, we thought we’d put names to just a few of the tools we’ve mastered and depend on daily.
- Channel locks
Also known as tongue & groove pliers. For many plumbers, channel locks have in large part taken the place of pipe wrenches, even though the latter are still indispensable to our trade. Most plumbers use two channel locks at the same time: one to stabilize the pipe with the other to unscrew it.
- Pipe Wrench
The iconic tool for plumbers worldwide. And as old as they are, they’re still the tool of choice in a multitude of applications. An end pipe wrench, as an example, is used on pipes close to the wall. An offset pipe is a great asset in tight spaces or for odd angles and a compound leverage pipe is for seized joints. Remember that there are lots of different pipe wrenches for lots of different applications, and each of them comes in different sizes.
- Basin Wrench
This handy little guy is self-tightening and is used to repair or replace old faucets. Professional grade models come with a telescoping shank that holds a 90 degree position for greater accuracy.
- Hole Saw
Okay, so the name relatively gives this one away. A Hole saw is used to cut holes in concretes, woods, and masonries.
- Hose Cutter
Conversely, the name of this tool is somewhat deceiving as its primary use is to cut perfect sizes and shapes in copper tubing.
- Rib-joint Pliers
This is an adjustable tool designed for turning nuts, pipes, bolts and fittings. It’s also a great gripper.
- Drain Augers, aka Snakes
When a plunger can’t do the job, it’s time to pull out an auger. It consists of a coiled-up metal cable with a crank that rotates and pushes the cable at the same time.
- Metal File
This is use to smooth out the rough edges once a metal pipe has been cut.
- Fire-Resistant Cloth
Safety is always a primary concern when we’re working in your home. That is why we use fire-resistant cloths when we’re soldering to protect nearby combustible surfaces from igniting.
A tool in everyone’s arsenal. This helps clear clogs in toilets and sinks.
There you go! Those are the most common tools that we have on our toolkit. But let’s not forget the most important tool of all –The Certified Technicians. The tools by themselves aren’t worth much, but in the hands of experts who knows what they’re doing, and knows what tool to use for best results in an any given circumstance – they help to make tough jobs simpler. And when we say simpler, it means quicker, and quicker often means you save money!
At Top Malabanan Plumbing Services, our technicians aren’t just the best trained, they’re also the best equipped. So even if your next plumbing job is way out of the ordinary, we’re ready and able to handle it.
Remember we are always available to assist you with any of your plumbing issues. We offer Same Day Service, 7 Days a Week!