A bathtub overflow helps prevent water in an overfilled tub from leaking onto the floor. If this component is faulty, water can spill over and get beneath the tub. This can cause serious damage to the floor and subfloor, leading to expensive and time-consuming repairs. Homeowners with a leaky overflow can solve the problem by having it replaced.
|What you can expect|
|Range per assembly:||$172.79||$358.12|
|Range for this type of project:||$173||$358|
Overflow Assembly Cost
Cost of residential-grade, toe-tap drain and overflow cover with chrome, nickel, or brass finish options. All pipes and fittings included.
Overflow Assembly Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Drain and overflow fittings will be installed, and overflow fitting connected to tub drain and central drain line. Optimal operation of drain stopper will be verified with drain and leak tests. Restoration of surface wall, if needed, will incur additional costs. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Overflow Assembly Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
|cost to install a bathtub overflow|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per assembly||$96.35|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 assembly||$261.20|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 assembly||$170.02 - $352.38|
The first step in installing a bathtub overflow is removing the old unit. In some cases, the new overflow tube may need to be cut to the correct size. The fitting is secured with putty, then the overflow tube is attached. This takes two people because one must hold the tube steady while the other screws on the overflow plate. Excess putty is then removed. The final step is testing the new tub overflow to make sure it works.
There are a few variables that may affect the cost of installing a bathtub overflow. The time it takes to complete the job is a factor, as is how many workers it takes to complete the installation. Whether or not the old overflow must be removed and disposed of may also make a difference in the cost.
Homeowners who need a new bathtub overflow installed should consult a professional contractor. If the unit is positioned incorrectly, it can lead to further problems down the road. Water damage caused by a leaky overflow can lead to even more repairs in the future, which can add up to a significant cost. Hiring a professional to install the overflow ensures that it’s done correctly and helps save time and hassle.