Home plumbing repair does require some specialized tools, depending on the scope of work. However, the majority of repairs can be made with a few simple tools that most households already possess. A screwdriver (one that accepts multiple tips) and a pair of adjustable pliers will make most of the repairs you will come across. See the tool suggestions for the basic tools to have handy, for your home plumbing repairs.
Plumbing originated during ancient civilizations such as the Greek, Roman, Persian, Indian, and Chinese cities as they developed public baths and needed to provide potable water and wastewater removal, for larger numbers of people. Standardized earthen plumbing pipes with broad flanges making use of asphalt for preventing leakages appeared in the urban settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization by 2700 BC. The Romans used lead pipe inscriptions to prevent water theft. The word "plumber" dates from the Roman Empire. The Latin for lead is plumbum. Roman roofs used lead in conduits and drain pipes and some were also covered with lead. Lead was also used for piping and for making baths.