Plumbing Tools That are Common on the Jobsite

What Equipment is in a Fully-Stocked Truck? 

“Fully-stocked trucks” is a phrase that is common in the trades. Most companies use it as a selling point, but the average homeowner may need to help understand why that is an important distinction to make. When they use the phrase, plumbers are trying to communicate that they keep all of the tools and common parts on board so they can make repairs more quickly. Having everything they need at the tips of their fingers can render more effective service and keep prices lower since they don’t have to waste time finding tools or ordering parts. 

A plumber’s truck has tools to help them get the job done. While the average person may not have access to certain tools or understand their intended use, plumbers are skilled and experienced in using all of the tools of their trade. Here is a sneak peek into the back of a plumber’s truck, where they keep all the tools necessary for success. 

Smaller Hand Tools for Everyday Repairs 

toolsThe thing that plumbers and all tradesmen keep near them is a tool pouch. While every person’s tool pouch is personalized, most are similar, especially within the same trade. To start with, a plumber’s tool pouch will have everyday tools like: 
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Utility knife
  • Torpedo level
  • Wrenches
  • Measuring tape

When plumbers approach a repair job, there is no guarantee that the fix will be easy, so they need access to common tools like these. When it comes to bigger jobs, they may have a separate tool bag that carries less used equipment like: 

  • Pipe wrenches
  • Pipe cutters
  • Handsaws
  • Power tools
  • Tongue and groove pliers
  • Files

Equipment to Keep Plumbers and Their Customers Safe 

Plumbing can involve safety hazards that include fire hazards and chemical hazards. To keep them and their customers safe, plumbers always operate at the highest safety levels and have special equipment just for the occasion. 

For copper pipe, a commonplace material in every home and business, the most common method to join pieces is soldering. Soldering uses a torch and hot flame to melt tin into pipe fittings. This gives a leak-free joint but can also cause a fire hazard. Plumbers carry wet rags, sand, and fire extinguishers to mitigate this risk. 

For joining PVC pipe, another common material, plumbers must use solvents and glue that release harsh fumes. In many cases, plumbers will use respirators to avoid breathing in the vapors. They will also use gloves to keep these chemicals off their hands. 

Specialty Tools for Emergencies 

toolsAbout half of the work that plumbers do, more in some cases, is responding to plumbing emergencies like sewer clogs. Sewer clogs present major strategic problems because sewer lines are buried underground and underneath the slab of a home. To access and remove sewer clogs and make pinpoint repairs, plumbers use tools like: 

With these tools always in their trucks, plumbers can quickly take care of problems so life can get back to normal for their clients. 

About Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC

Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC serves residential and commercial customers with guaranteed service. Their technicians drive fully-stocked trucks to render fast service. Call today for emergency service or plumbing maintenance in Stuart, FL. 

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