A leaking faucet can cause extensive damage to a home and cost homeowners in additional water consumption. Repairing the defect may cost less than the long-term expenses incurred if the problem is left unchecked.
|What you can expect|
|Range per faucet:||$196.57||$236.38|
|Range for this type of project:||$197||$236|
Basic Labor for Leaking Faucet Repair
Labor costs for thorough repair under standard conditions. Water supply will be shut off. Adjustments and repairs to faucet will be implemented as needed, and water supply will be turned on to verify leak-free operation. Up to $20 in parts will be included.
Job Supplies for Leaking Faucet Repair
Standard supplies and materials used in the repair process, such as connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
|cost to repair a leaking faucet|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per faucet||$26.74|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 faucet||$213.00|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 faucet||$193.42 - $232.59|
The cost of repairs can vary greatly depending on the actual problem. If the leak is strictly external, repairs may be as simple as correcting a faulty water connection or replacing a feed line. The internal workings of the faucet can also cause leaks around the handles, requiring the faucet to be rebuilt. If water is leaking through the faucet and down the drain, then the plungers, gaskets and seats inside the faucet may need to be replaced or adjusted. Each of these circumstances results in different costs for parts and labor.
Some local codes require that all plumbing work be performed by an approved, licensed professional. An experienced plumber can examine the faucet and its connections, determine the cause of the leak and provide the homeowner with details on the cost of the repairs needed.