Plumbing repairs generally require the services of professionally skilled plumber. However, some minor plumbing issues can be resolved by the homeowner with the right tools and supplies. Plumbing leaks and loose hoses are one of these easier to correct plumbing problems. The hardest part then becomes knowing which supplies are needed. Hose clamps come in all sizes, types, and materials. It is important to measure properly and choose the best size and shape for optimal leak guard protection.