9 Essential Plumbing Tools for Any Emergency SITUATION

From clogged drains to leaking pipes, using the right tools can make all the difference in fixing the problem quickly. In this blog, we will discuss the essential plumbing tools you need to have on hand to deal with any emergency that requires a plumbing tool. So, let's prepare and ensure you have all the necessary plumbing tools in your toolbox!

1. Pipe Wrenches


Did you know that the pipe wrench is invented by RIDGID Tools? Pipe wrenches are one of the essential tools for any plumber. They are used to tighten or loosen pipe joints and fittings and are particularly useful when dealing with pipes that are difficult to turn or grip. The grip sizes of pipe wrenches can be adjusted to suit your piping requirements. Pipe wrenches are also engineered to withstand high levels of stress and pressure, making them ideal for use in plumbing work. Check out Idemco Sdn Bhd’s huge range of Ridgid’s pipe wrenches on our website!

2. Adjustable Wrenches


The humble adjustable wrench is one of the most versatile and flexible tools that can be used for various plumbing tasks. There is a movable jaw which can be adjusted according to different sizes of the bolts and nuts by controlling a thumb screw on the wrench. It is particularly useful for loosening or tightening pipes and plumbing fixtures, including hex bolts in faucets and showerheads.

3. Faucet and Sink Wrenches


Faucet and sink wrenches are multi-functional and specialty plumbing tools for common faucet installations and sink strainers. Ideal for use in tight areas such as under the sink.  Its pivoting jaw and long handle provide the necessary leverage to grip and turn mounting nuts with ease, making it an essential tool for any plumbing job that involves a faucet.

4. Hacksaws


Hacksaws are used to cut pvc pipes or tubes to the correct length when replacing an old or damaged pipe. Some hacksaws can be used to cut through other materials such as copper, brass, steel or aluminium. Its ability to make precise cuts and versatility in cutting different materials and pipe sizes make it an essential tool for any plumber.

5. Pipe Cutters


Pipe cutters are commonly used by plumbers due to their reliability and durability. Pipe cutters provide a clean and precise cut on pipes made of different materials. The pipe cutter's design allows for quick and efficient cuts, making it an essential tool for any plumber.  When using a pipe cutter, it's essential to select the correct cutter size for the pipe being cut.

6. Groove Pliers


When you need to grip an irregularly shaped of object and crimping materials, groove pliers are one of the best tools to have. They are engineered to provide a secure grip on a variety of objects, making them a versatile tool in many applications.

7. Screwdriver


Screwdrivers are useful tools in plumbing work for tightening and loosening screws on various plumbing fixtures, including faucets, showerheads, and valves. They come in various sizes and types to accommodate different screw heads, including slotted, Phillips, and hexagonal.

8. Benders


When you need to bend or shape a variety of pipes, benders are best suited to get the job done. They are engineered to create smooth, accurate bends without causing damage or distortion to the pipes. Benders ensure that the bends are accurate and consistent throughout the length of the pipe. This is particularly important in plumbing work, where precise measurements and angles are necessary for a secure and leak-free connection between pipes and fittings.

9. Auger


The blockage in toilets and urinals can be cleared with its bulb head safely and quickly with auger. Easy to handle and versatile, the auger can be operated by attaching a power drill (any branded power drill, sold separately) to speed up the spinning and cleaning process. The cable can be extended up to 6’ long and clear beyond the toilet with its quick-lock adjustment. One of the great choices for plumbers.

Looking for any plumbing tools to fill your toolbox? As a top leading hand tools supplier Malaysia with over 30 years of experience, Idemco distributes a wide range of high quality industrial hand tools Malaysia from global brands to meet all your machining requirements. To learn more about our entire range of hand tools and machining tools, drop us a line at idemco@idemcosb.com.my.