Homeowners should remove and replace an old bathtub faucet if it’s not working properly. Leaking is the number one symptom of a faulty faucet, although squeaking, creaking and difficulty turning the handle may also be signs of damage. Another reason to remove the tub faucet is to install a different style.
|What you can expect|
|Range per faucet:||$162.30||$196.55|
|Range for this type of project:||$162||$197|
Bathtub Faucet Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Faucet will be detached from adjacent surfaces and components, and removed from premises. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Bathtub Faucet Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
|cost to remove a bathtub faucet|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per faucet||$2.52|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 faucet||$176.55|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 faucet||$159.70 - $193.40|
Removing the old faucet is a relatively simple project. The tub faucet is either going to be slip-on or threaded, which will determine how to remove it. Some spouts have diverters on them, and others don’t. Hand tools such as a screwdriver or hex wrench are necessary to remove the hardware holding the faucet in place. A scraping tool may also be necessary to remove the old caulk.
There are a few variables that make a difference in the overall cost. The type of faucet and time involved will affect the price. Installing a new faucet immediately after the old one is taken out adds to the expense. The amount of cleanup required after the job is completed should also be considered.
While many homeowners choose to tackle this project themselves, hiring a professional ensures the job is done correctly. Improper removal can damage the tub, which could result in expensive repairs. An experienced professional can also determine whether there are any plumbing issues that need to be addressed.