There’s nothing like a nice hot shower to wash away some stress and make a person feel alive again, but a shower faucet that is difficult to work can ruin that experience and be frustrating. Install a replacement shower faucet to solve problems including leaks and corroded washers to improve your bathroom and shower function. A shower faucet replacement can make your shower so much better.
|What you can expect|
|Range per faucet:||$437.44||$704.90|
|Range for this type of project:||$437||$705|
Shower Faucet Cost
Cost of spot-resistant, brushed-nickel shower head with single-handle faucet. Pressure balancing provides uniform flow and temperature. Limited lifetime warranty guarantees excellence.
Shower Faucet Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Faucet will be assembled, placed, and secured. Supply lines between existing shut-off valves and faucet will be connected, and optimal operation will be verified with leak and flow 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 Faucet Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
Shower Faucet 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 Bathroom Faucet
Unit will be detached from adjacent components and removed from premises.
|cost to install a shower faucet|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per faucet||$249.08|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 faucet||$562.02|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 faucet||$430.43 - $693.61|
Nationally, the average cost for a shower faucet replacement runs $430-$694. Your total cost to install shower plumbing will depend on the faucet design as well as the mounting style and condition of your existing plumbing. Any repair project is going to take some time and planning. Knowing how much it will cost to install a shower faucet will help inform your plans. Calculate your expenses based on your location and what kind of fixture you are looking for.
To determine your shower faucet installation cost, consider that the job includes both materials and labor. Labor costs are likely to include removal of the old fixture, plumbing configuration, installation, and cleanup. Check out the Porch estimates page to find a cost to repair your shower faucet. Choose a faucet design that suits your bathroom style to get the best fit for your fixture. The cost to replace shower faucet or repair the existing faucet will inform your choice of renovation.
When choosing to go DIY or go with the pro, remember that plumbing work of any kind requires a certain amount of knowledge and skill. Unless you are already experienced with home plumbing, particularly faucet replacement, it is best to hire a professional rather than go DIY on shower faucet replacement or repair. Errors in plumbing can become even more costly to fix than the original problem. Installation cost can vary depending on your plumber, choice of faucet, and your location. It’s worth it to hire a professional!
A leaky shower faucet repair cost can vary depending on the problem. A range of expected costs is between $45 for a simple fix, and $500 for a complex problem. A leaky shower faucet repair includes replacement of gaskets or washers, and can include valve replacement. An average repair of a leaky faucet costs $250 for replacement of all the small parts and clean up of sediment. Unless you already know exactly what the problem is before you start, remember that the repair or replacement cost might change once the extent of the problem is found.
Different styles of shower faucets will have different features and will need different parts and work to repair. You will need to know what type of faucet you have before you can repair it. Here are a few of them and associated cost to install shower plumbing to get your water flowing again.
Compression faucets are an older style of faucet, and generally have two separate taps for hot and cold water. The washers need to be tightened or compressed to stem the flow of water, hence the name "compression faucet". The straightforward fix is usually quite simple if the faucet is dripping and can cost between $65-$150 to repair.
Disk faucets have a single lever and mix both hot and cold in a single wide chamber. The temperature is controlled by side-to-side movement of the handle. Two ceramic disks inside the main chamber control the water flow. Disk faucets tend not to need repair very often, and the seal is usually the part needing repair. It can cost up to $340 and a good chunk of time to repair a disk faucet.
Faucets with two handles tend to be compression or cartridge faucets. A dripping faucet could be caused by a leak in either handle. These faucets are the easiest to DIY, but it is still a good idea to call a plumber first if you don’t have experience. Repairs can cost as little as $20.
Three handle diverter faucets send water either out the faucet to a bathtub or divert it to a shower head. Three handle diverter faucets are no longer up to code, and replacement parts may be difficult to find. Replacement parts cost between $3 and $27 and this repair is best done by a professional.
Cartridge faucets are a washerless fixture designed to be easily replaced by replacing only the cartridge when it starts to leak. Including parts and installation, you can expect to pay at least $45. Installation is best left to a professional, unless you already have plumbing experience. Cartridges themselves cost between $15- $60 depending on the style.
|Faucet Type||Average Cost||Lowest Cost||Highest Cost|
|Three-handled diverter faucet||$15||$3||$27|
Depending on what type of shower faucet fits your space and your budget, it can cost between $430 and $695 to install a shower faucet. This cost includes the faucet hardware and installation by a professional plumber. Use the porch calculator to determine your cost based on your location and project. The cost to replace shower head and faucet is dependent on the type of fixture and existing plumbing already in place.
To replace a shower valve, you will need to know which valve will suit the type of faucet you have. You can expect to pay $85 to $103 for a replacement shower valve. Installation costs can raise the price to $244 for a single valve replacement job including parts and labor. Regional variations will influence the price. Use this Porch estimator for your project to help determine your cost and your budget, as well as find the shower valve installation cost for your faucet.
When shower faucets need repaired, there is usually a problem with one of the interior elements. With common problems, there are common fixes. Use this helpful list of common shower faucet repair needs and associated costs.
Washer erosion and corrosion is a common problem and can be repaired by replacing the washers. Washer erosion for a compression faucet tends to cost between $45-$200 and is only slightly more expensive for a two-handle faucet at $55- $215.
The pressure of water moving through the fixture can cause nuts to loosen over time. Replacing or tightening the loose nut can solve the problem of a leaky faucet. It is a simple fix that might cost very little. If you only need to tighten the fixture, don’t use tools that could damage it. Replacement costs start at $45 and run up to $200 for parts and labor.
When water leaks out of the places it is supposed to be and ends up in places it shouldn’t, it can cause problems in the wall, countertop, or surrounding area. This will require a new fixture and probably some changes to the countertop or walls. A repair of this scale can cost at least $150 for a new faucet, and more for installation or repairs.
Washers, seals, and bits or hardware can break down or wear out over time. Replacing the seals in a shower faucet can cost between $65- $200 for a cartridge faucet.
When your faucet is clogged by sediment, the solution is to clean it out. This involves taking the fixture apart and cleaning out all the built-up sediment. This can cost from $70-$250 depending on your faucet style and the extent of the build-up.
|Common Problems||Average Cost||Lowest Cost||Highest Cost|
|Rotten shower faucet||$275.00||$150.00||$400.00|
|Worn out seals||$132.50||$65.00||$200.00|
The cost of any faucet isn’t necessarily connected to quality or how long it will last and there are a number of stylish bathroom faucet brands to choose from. This list of the top 10 high-end faucet brands gives you a little more information about each one. Here, we have listed some brands along with cost for a faucet without installation.
The cost of any faucet installation or plumbing repair is going to depend on several factors. First of all is what style and brand of faucet you have chosen. Higher-end brands or designs will cost more up front, but may last a very long time without needing repair. Second consideration is what condition your existing fixture is in and whether or not it can be repaired. The condition of the existing plumbing will also determine if you can install a new fixture in place or if other work needs to be done first. Plumbing that is rotted or corroded will need replaced before a new faucet can be installed. The last factor that will influence cost is your plumber. The Porch calculator will help you estimate some of your costs.
Functional plumbing is such an important part of your home. Maintain your shower and fixtures in good repair to make everyday living comfortable. Plan your repair projects and use the Porch repair calculator to estimate your costs before you get started. Find the cost to repair shower diverter or replace a shower faucet before you begin your project so you know what to expect. Daily living is so much more comfortable when you have a working shower!
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🔥 What if my hot and cold are reversed?
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