If you aren’t moving very often, you might have to face some emergencies around your home from time to time.
This is why you should get prepared for them, so you won’t have to go running around your neighbors to borrow something from them.
One of the most important things that you need around the house is a repair kit. At some point you will be faced with a leaky sink, a faucet that will be impossible to turn off or a toilet that just won’t flush. To get a kit like this, think about some toilet repair kits.
The majority of the hardware stores have them and they have the most important elements to be able to handle the emergencies at home. Sink repair kits also have the needed items, but they also come with nuts and bolts and some of them include the stem for the handle as well.
A plumber’s putty could also be an item of major interest if you are frequently using hoses. It will act as a temporary seal to cover the leak. Besides hoses you can also use it if you see that the connector at the sink is leaking. You could apply this until a plumber comes to permanently fix your problem.
A pipe epoxy works similarly to a plumber’s putty; its main point is to fix a hole in a hose or pipe. Naturally it is best to use it as soon as you observe the problem, and immediately call a plumber.
The difference between this and the plumber’s putty is that it can be used on both wet and dry surfaces and it offers a more secured bond. Nonetheless if you apply it sparingly, you might have difficulties when trying to remove it.
Another must have object around your home is a pipe wrench. This is a classic tool because you can never know when you will have to tighten a bolt in a hard to reach place.
There are some inexpensive items that every home owner should have at home, like bolts, washers, and nuts. It is easy to store them, because you just need a small box, and the creative people could also make decorative elements with their help.
The drain snake is usually used when you see that a drain isn’t draining properly, or that the toilet keeps backing up. Just use the snake and fix the clog; never leave it untreated.