Professional faucet installation by an experienced local plumber – like the friendly team at American Plumbing Services – doesn’t come at a fixed price. So, while we’d love to go ahead and tell you how much to budget for this service, the cost of replacing a plumbing fixture or faucet varies.
That said, we can give you an idea of what to expect in terms of price. The important thing to remember is that the cost of having your faucets and fixtures professional installed is a very worthwhile investment.
Average Costs for Faucet Installation
According to the experts at HomeAdvisor.com, the online home improvement marketplace, the national average cost to replace a faucet is $243. Costs vary, but most people end up paying between $154 and $332.
However, the total for professional installation could be higher – or lower – than those figures. At the low end of the spectrum, a simple project could cost as little as $90. For a more complicated plumbing fixture replacement, the price could be as high as $550.
Factors that Affect Faucet Installation Costs
The amount you will pay for professional faucet replacement depends upon your particular plumbing situation. Factors that your plumber will consider in calculating the total price include:
- The condition of your current faucet
- The status of the connected pipes, valves and plumbing fixtures
- The location of the replacement project
- The water control setup at the fixture
In most cases, you can expect to pay more if your current faucet is rusted or broken, or if any plumbing repairs are required to complete the installation. Also, a plumbing fixture replacement in a hard-to-reach spot, or one that involves extra work to adjust the water control or to access the plumbing lines and fittings, will come at a higher price.
Why Hire a Licensed Plumber for Faucet Installation?
Faucet replacement is one of those home improvement projects that seems easy enough to attempt on your own. In reality, however, installing a kitchen or bathroom plumbing fixture can be a complex process.
Specialized tools are often required, as the old faucet may be difficult to remove. In addition, the attached pipes, valve connections and fasteners may need to be repaired or replaced for a successful installation. Other plumbing fixtures – such as the garbage disposal or sink trap – may also need to be temporarily removed to access the drain lines and faucet fittings.
More important, a licensed plumber knows how to make sure you don’t experience a broken pipe or potentially damaging leak. Many a homeowner has faced costly water damage repair – and had to call a plumber anyway – after a DIY faucet replacement project gone horribly wrong.
If you’re upgrading a kitchen or bathroom plumbing fixture, go the extra mile and hire an experienced local plumber. A professional can properly install the new faucet, ensuring that your plumbing is in tip-top shape and your home stays leak-free.
If you live in northern Utah, American Plumbing Services offers a complimentary, no-pressure consultation and plumbing fixture replacement estimate.
American Plumbing Services, a trusted industry leader throughout the Salt Lake City area, is dedicated to providing expert workmanship and unparalleled customer care at a competitive price. Contact our Provo office today to schedule a free consultation and estimate for your fixture or faucet installation.