If you are a first-time homeowner or are new to the DIY scene, there is a list of tools that can make your life much easier. Plungers, pliers, duct tape, and other plumbing tools are among the 13 that every homeowner should have on hand.


That’s right, you’ll need a couple of plungers. A flange plunger is an upgraded plunger used to unclog a toilet. The old-fashioned cup plunger is suitable for less dirty applications such as cleaning a tub or sink.

Hand Auger

Is your plunger not clearing the clog as well as you would like? There is another way to get things moving again. The hand auger, when used on tubs, showers, and drains, will grab hair and debris. Because a hand auger could damage the porcelain, you’ll need to get a special toilet auger.

Wrench for the Basin

If you have a spot that is a little out of the way? The basin wrench’s long handle can be used to tighten or loosen faucets that are pushed back out of the way.

Wrench for Pipes

The pipe wrench is a true plumbing staple, with the heft needed to secure pipe fittings. If you have any exposed pipes that you want to keep in good condition, wrapping the sharp teeth of the wrench in a cloth will help you avoid damaging them.

Wrench with Adjustment

The adjustable wrench is useful for more than just plumbing. It can tighten any nut or bolt in your home to complete quick jobs. Most tool sets come in a variety of sizes, giving you a variety of options for any project you may have.

Wrench for Strapping

A strap wrench is a great way to avoid damaging the surface of a pipe, especially for projects that do not involve high-pressure water. Tighten and twist the strap around the pipe or fixture!


There are numerous types of pliers available, and each one can assist with plumbing and boiler repair ealing. However, if you have a pair of needle nose pliers, you will find that they work well on smaller fittings. They also have the added benefit of clearing hair from a shower or tub drain without having to remove the hand auger.


The hacksaw will cut through PVC pipe like a hot knife through butter, and with some effort and a blade change, it will also cut through metal pipes.

Threading Tape

This is a must-have for everyone. Teflon thread tape is typically included with new plumbing fixtures, but it can come in handy if you need to make any changes. To ensure a tight seal, wrap the thin white tape clockwise around the male end of the threads.

The Duct Tape

Every do-it-yourselfer should have a roll or two of duct tape on hand. In a pinch, a good, quality roll can really help you keep things together. It was included in every Apollo mission, and it was instrumental in keeping the crew of Apollo 13 alive. While it won’t help you build a makeshift air scrubber, it will keep a leak from becoming a flood until you can get things fixed properly.

Putty for Plumbers

Plumbers’ putty is an easy-to-apply alternative to duct tape in low-pressure situations. Simply slap it on to create an excellent water-resistant seal.

Caulk and Caulk Gun

A caulk gun loaded with caulk or silicone can be your best friend for more permanent watertight solutions. Wrapping the cut tip in duct tape can help keep the contents ready to use later.

Toilet Paper in an Emergency

The most important plumbing tool in every home, the bad news is that it can run out at the most inconvenient time. Reduce stress by keeping a separate stash of emergency toilet paper hidden away.

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