It’s useful to be able to repair appliances around your home. While you don’t have to become an expert, being aware of the fundamentals on what you can do to repair specific things will help fix issues temporary until you call. A good area to start is with plumbing.
The most important thing to learn about your plumbing system is the primary shut-off water valve. This valve needs to be identified in a designated area so that you can identify where it is. If you are in a situation of emergency situation such as a burst pipe or leaky water you will have the option to shut off immediately the water supply to avoid any more harm. Call a professional plumber!
Start your toolkit with a basic set of water pump pliers. Pick a couple of different sizes so you can deal with various pipes beneath the sinks as well as behind the toilets. These have teeth that grip so that you get the firm grip of any item that requires to be tightened or loosened.
Another type of wrench to purchase is a basin wrench. It can be used to get into tight locations in areas where there isn’t enough space to utilize the water pump levers. For more details, check out the above video.