Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of our neighbours to the south, is known to have said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Although Franklin wasn’t talking about plumbing, it is true of plumbing and water main repairs in Vancouver today as ever.
When it comes to preventing problems in your bathroom, calling the professionals at Urban Water Works can help. We have the tools, equipment, and expertise to provide an assessment of your water main and plumbing and make sure everything is in good shape.
There may be some things that you can do at home to prevent major plumbing and water main disasters. With the following vital tools and a little bit of plumbing knowledge, you may be able to DIY some of your plumbing repairs and save on water main repairs in Vancouver.
Any person, whether they’re doing water main repairs in Vancouver as a profession or not, has a plunger at home. If you don’t, make sure you keep one anywhere you have a toilet or a sink in your home. That’s right. Plungers can be great tools to have in the kitchen for those times when something goes down the kitchen drain that shouldn’t have. (Make sure you’re not using the kitchen plunger and the toilet plunger interchangeably!)
Although duct tape shouldn’t be seen as a permanent fix for any problem, it can be good to have in those times that you need a quick fix until a professional can make it out. It will create a seal around a leak, and its water-resistant properties make it the best tool to do the trick. It will keep water at bay until you can either get the right equipment to fix the leak permanently or get a professional out to your home to get it done.
Snake and Auger
A snake and auger are two tools that are used usually at the same time. An auger will be used usually for a toilet. If you’ve ever seen a plumber in action using a snake and auger, you’ve probably seen them put the auger down the toilet to pull out serious clogs that are further down the pipeline.
A snake, on the other hand, is more versatile and is used in much the same way as an auger to clear clogs out of tubs, showers, and sinks. If you need serious water main repairs in Vancouver, then neither a snake nor an auger will cut it. Give us a call right away so we can diagnose the issue and make sure you get taken care of.
Your plumbing system is made of a series of pipes, and therefore, it’s important to keep a pipe wrench on hand at all times. Just as the name implies, a pipe wrench is useful for tightening, loosening, or removing sections of pipe throughout your system.
While this is by no means intended to be an exhaustive list of all the tools you need to perform water main repairs in Vancouver, it may be enough to get any aspiring DIY pro to take care of some of their own plumbing issues at home.
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