Spirit level

Before undertaking a DIY project, there are many tools which should be in a toolbox. Although they can be bought, tools can also be hired. Tool hire Belfast and other cities in Northern Ireland should be chosen before a DIY project of any size begins. So, what tools can be hired?

Plunger

To avoid having to pay a repair bill for hiring a plumber, use a plunger. A plunger can unblock a kitchen or bathroom sink and also a toilet. When a sink or a toilet is blocked, this is very inconvenient and must be fixed straightaway. To use a plunger, make sure that there is enough water in the pipe where a blockage is. If water has been removed from a pipe or a toilet’s U-Bend, a plunger won’t be able to get rid of a blockage. As a plunger is moved up and down directly over a pipe or a U-Bend, it won’t push the blockage towards it. When there is sufficient water in a pipe, it will more than likely be unblocked soon after a plunger is used.

Plunger

Wrench

When connecting a cold water pipe feed to a washing machine, a wrench is required. Although the nuts and bolts of a washing machine can be partially tightened by hand, a wrench should be used. When a washing machine is being operated, water won’t leak from its pipes. This is because a cold water pipe is very tight.

Wrenches can also be used for tightening other nuts and bolts, such as those which are in a plumbing system under a sink. If a sink in a bathroom or a kitchen is blocked, a pipe can be loosened where it can then be checked for blockages. Wrenches are available in a variety of sizes. By considering the DIY project which is about to commence, suitable wrenches will be hired.

Wrench

Spirit level

When fitting a shelf, it must be straight. After drilling in shelf brackets, a spirit level should be used before placing the shelf onto them. If a shelf isn’t level, the items which are put on it can fall off. However, a spirit level will determine if a shelf is level or not. When a bubble is in the centre of a spirit level, this indicates a straight surface.

Spirit level

Hand drill

A hand drill can be used for delicate DIY projects, such as fitting curtain brackets. If a window frame already has holes that bracket screws can be put in, a cord or cordless drill isn’t required. This is because a bracket can be fitted by operating a hand drill. Easy to use, a hand drill is a small tool which novice DIY enthusiasts will soon get the hang of.

Hand drill

Utility knife

For safety reasons, children should not handle a utility knife because it is very sharp. A utility knife can be used for cutting loose wallpaper after it has been hung. It can also be used for removing debris that is on the side of a pipe in a hard water area. A utility knife can be hired in a variety of sizes according to blade and handle.

Utility knife