A shower drain is a vital part of any bathroom because it directs water away from the floors, through the plumbing pipes and into the sewer system. Proper installation is essential to enjoying a seamless shower system with no drainage issues.
|What you can expect|
|Range per drain:||$280.81||$338.63|
|Range for this type of project:||$281||$339|
Shower Drain Cost
Cost of residential-grade shower drain, with drain cover finished in chrome, nickel, or brass. Includes fittings to connect to ABS or cast-iron drain line.
Shower Drain Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Drain pipe will be assembled and fit between trap and existing drain connection. Optimal operation will be verified with drain and leak tests. Surface demolition, structural modifications, and restoration (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.
Shower Drain Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
Shower Drain Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
Option: Remove Drain Line
Drain line will be disconnected or cut and removed up to 30' from nearest connection branch. Line will be capped, and remaining supply system tested for leaks. Modifications to structure and any required surface restoration will incur additional fees.
|cost to install a shower drain|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per drain||$56.20|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 drain||$304.76|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 drain||$276.31 - $333.21|
Homeowners need to choose from either traditional point or linear drains depending on the floor slope. A traditional point drain requires floor sloping on all sides to direct water into the pipe. Linear drains are placed against the wall and not in the middle of the shower. The drain size will depend on the water flow of the shower. Homeowners will want a shower drain that can remove water quickly to prevent water damage to floors.
There are various costs associated with shower drain installation, including size, materials, fittings and labor. PVC or plastic shower drains with covers are usually at the lower end of the price scale, which moves upwards with materials like steel, chrome, brass and nickel. High-grade steel that can withstand rusting will typically be more expensive than other materials but is long lasting. Larger drains naturally cost more than smaller ones. If the shower drain area requires any structural modifications or surface changes, then the installation costs will increase.
A shower drain installation requires a good deal of initial planning. If a new shower is built, then a suitable drain hole at a proper angle needs to be made. If there is an existing hole, then the right size drain needs to be purchased. As a shower drain plays a vital role in preventing water from stagnating in the shower, homeowners are best advised to seek the services of a professional plumber. A plumber has the technical expertise to do a proper job without any risks of water leaks and mold-causing stagnation.