Plumbing supply stores are not just for the professional plumber, as a matter of fact, many of these stores were created for the do it yourself plumber. Today, more and more customers are taking on all kinds of projects around the home including smaller plumbing jobs like changing faucets all the way to remodeling their bathrooms. This is where plumbing supply stores come in handy.
What products you can find at plumbing supply stores?
If you do not know much about plumbing, the names of the products may not do you much good. On the other hand, if you are a professional then you already know the types of products you can find at plumbing supply stores.
The items you can find include:
- Gutter guards
- Drinking fountains
- pool pumps
- pool heaters
- pool filters
- PVC pipes
- Shut-Off Valves
- Trash Compactors
- Garbage Disposals
- Water Filtration
- Water Softeners
- Water Heaters
How to know what plumbing parts to buy?
According to the do it yourself project you plan, the best way to learn what you need is by research. In most cases, you can easily find out what parts you need by removing the old parts and taking them with you to the plumbing supply store.
Let’s say you are replacing your kitchen faucets. First, turn off the water to the kitchen sink. There should be a turn off under the sink. Now, you can take off the faucet you have. This way you will ensure you purchase the correct size that will fit on your old sink. If you wish to replace the sink as well, just measure and make sure, you have the correct measurements or you will be in trouble as the new sink may be too small or large to fit in the hole once you remove the old sink.
All plumbing supply stores have a wide array of sinks and faucets so it will not be a problem to find the perfect fit for your kitchen. Of course, if you are only trying to fix a leak, you will need to take apart the faucet or if the leak is under the sink, learn what part is leaking. From there you will be able to find the correct part at the plumbing supply stores to fix the problem.
Can I get the help I need in finding plumbing parts?The best part of all about visiting plumbing supply stores, is that you can talk with the employees in each section of the store. They have the knowledge to help you find the parts you need for any do it yourself project. All you have to do is let them know what you are doing and show them the parts you have removed and they can easily help you find the parts you need.