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Must Have Tools for Home

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

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Congratulations on the new home! Now it’s time to start making personal touches to your new space.  Here’s a list of tools so you can accomplish any home maintenance or DIY project.

-An old school curved claw hammer- Go for solid steel so it will last forever.

-Multibit screwdriver- Save space and still accomplish basic task with a screwdriver that keeps all of the bits in the handle.

-A cordless drill/driver- Whether it’s hanging a photo or installing new cabinets, a cordless drill/driver is a timesaver.

-An assortment of nails and screws- A smell set can run as low as $5 and really help out in a pinch.

-An Allen wrench or hex key set- A new home typically means new furniture and lots of assembly.  A hex key set is exactly what you need to put it all together.

-A stud finder- No, I’m not talking about your husband, an actual stud finder.  Hanging a new TV or shelf?  You’ll definitely need one.  Go for the nice one that can even detect live wiring. SHOCKING!

-A drain snake- The first time you get a really bad clog and you’ll be thanking me for saving you a couple hundred dollars on having a plumber come out. This thing gets what a plunger just can push out.

-A pipe wrench- Plumbing issues are inevitable over time and you’ll want to be prepared with one of the most basic tools needed.  Go for an adaptable model for more versatility.

-Hand-held sander- Wanting to country chic the dresser you found at a local flea market? You’ll need a hand-held sander.

-An adjustable wrench- Don’t always use wrenches but need one in a pinch?  A good adjustable will hold you over.

-A level- Everything from hanging a photo, replacing flooring or hanging a new TV, will all need a level.  A good one will last a lifetime.

-Plunger- Just like a drain snake, you can save yourself a lot of plumbing headaches and money with a plunger.

-A socket set- Not only can a socket set be used on home appliances, it’s great for automotive repairs.

-Locking tape measure- No need for an extra hand when a good tape measure locks in place.

-A caulk gun- Leaky window or shower seal? Caulk it!

-Putty Knife- Need to patch up small holes? Do it yourself with putty and good putty knife.

-Flashlight- You’ll need a quality flashlight when you have your first power outage or checking a breaker box late at night.

-A portable shop vac- A 4 gallon is perfect for keeping in the closet but a lifesaver when you have a larger mess or any flooding.

Got water damage? We can help! Call SERVPRO® of Greater Waco 254-224-5999

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