5 Handy Tools to Keep Around the Home

Posted by tudi on 3/5/15 9:38 AM

5-handy-tools-to-keepYour home may be a dream, but it's only enjoyable when everything's working. A broken thermostat and a toilet that won't flush can make even the nicest mansion feel like an uncomfortable shack. Thankfully, with a little routine maintenance, your home can stay running beautifully 365 days a year. Keeping your home in the best shape possible isn't even a very hard task; experienced and talented professionals can quickly fix any larger issues that occur, while just a few household tools can help you keep the smaller tasks under control. As such, it's important to stock up on a few pertinent household tools. Buy these handy tools, and you'll be able to keep your home's mechanics running, and thus keep your home in tip-top shape.

The basics: screwdrivers and wrenches

It's a common misconception that basic tools and appliances are only needed for construction jobs, like building decks or fixing roofs. However, while it's true that you're unlikely to ever need a saw to fix your plumbing or electrical systems, a few basic tools can go a long way. The two real essentials for home mechanical repairs are a screwdriver set with adjustable heads, and a wrench set. With a diverse array of screwdriver heads and wrenches, you'll be able to get to the heart of almost any basic mechanical issue in your home.

Plumbing snake and drain hook

So many home plumbing problems can be fixed with a plumbing snake or a drain hook. These two simple tools - which you feed down your toilet and sink, respectively - can keep your home plumbing system running at maximum efficiency. They're also remarkably easy to use, and usually get the job done in just a few minutes.

Wire cutters

Nearly every home electrical problem requires the use of wire cutters. Some people think that using scissors is good enough, but scissors are not only less efficient, but can be dangerous as well. Wire cutters can safely and accurately get the job done, and help you with every home electrical fix.


Pliers are a funny tool, because when you buy them, you can't think of anything you'll use them for. However, once you have them, you'll be amazed at how often you reach for them when doing mechanical repairs and maintenance. Pliers are rarely necessary, but they're almost always incredibly helpful.

High power flashlight

A flashlight may not seem like a traditional "tool," but few things are as helpful with home mechanical repairs. When handling plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling work, you'll find myriad situations where you have to find a precise spot in what can feel like a black hole. If you can't see what you're doing, it can be incredibly difficult to do your repair work.

Having these tools around for small mechanical tasks - and hiring a professional for larger tasks - is crucial for your home. Not only is it far nicer to live in your house when everything's working, but electrical, plumbing, and temperature systems that are fully functional are massively more efficient, and thus last longer, saving you money.

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Topics: Electrical, Plumbing