Your home plumbing kit should consist of a basic drain plunger and a toilet plunger. Those are two handy devices that can take on simple clogs. However, you shouldn’t try to have a larger assortment of tools than that, unless you are a trained plumber. Trying to work on any repair needs for your plumbing greater than basic clogs can cause serious damage to your pipes. Instead of risking this, contact a plumber with experience and all the best tools.
Here are some of the advanced tools that professional plumbers will use when they come to your house on a repair call. Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air will make sure we send the best equipped and trained plumbers to handle your plumbing services in Riverside, CA.
Common tools of the professional plumber
- Motorized drain snakes: Drain snakes, which are like extended corkscrews that can slide down into a drainpipe to remove clogs, are one of the best devices available to clean out drains. Manual drain snakes are available through hardware stores and on-line retailers. However, you will need a professional with a motorized model to take care of serious drain blockage problems. Even if you can get hold of a motorized drain snake yourself, they are expensive and difficult to use without proper training.
- Hydro jetters: These motorized devices blast hot, high-pressure water through drain pipes, eliminating clogs without damaging the plumbing (which is what commercial liquid drain cleaners will do) and wiping away other deposits along the interior of pipes. Hydro-jetters can be dangerous if handled by amateurs because of the force of the water, so don’t try to purchase one to use on your own.
- Pipe inspection cameras: One of the advanced tools that professional plumbers have at their disposal is a camera designed to enter pipes to find breaks, leaks, corrosion, and clogs. These miniature cameras are mounted on long cables that snake far down into drains so plumbers can identify the areas that need work—without having to dig or tear out furnishings to get to the pipes.
Professional plumbers carry many more devices to help them in their work, such as an array of specialized ratchets and wrenches. A good plumber should have the tools on hand to help you with any plumbing problem you have, from a leaky faucet to a broken sewer main.
Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air has provided high quality plumbing services to Riverside, CA and all of the Inland Empire for over 60 years. We have always kept current with plumbing technology, so you’ll known when you call us that we will send you a plumber with the best tools available. Contact us any time of the day or night.