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Faucet/Sink installation isn't that hard, is it?

March 9, 2018

Faucet Installation Cost Factors
It would seem like installing a new faucet is simple. However there are a lot of factors to think about, not to mention those unexpected problems that sometimes pop up. Some major cost definers to remember are:

Condition of the current faucet: If your current faucet is rusted or has broken parts, it will be harder to remove and could potentially damage the plumbing lines. This is especially a concern if it is rusted, which means it’s probably stuck and might need to be sawed out, if not worse.
Location: The price will vary depending on whether you will install a kitchen, bathroom or bathtub faucet.
Counter and sink: If you don’t get one that fits within the design of your countertop and sink, then you might have to cut out part of the counter or replace the sink. You should try and stick with a model that will fit so you will spend less on the install.
Type of faucet to install: Materials, finish, handle types,.etc. -- all of this will affect the total cost of the faucet you choose. It might not affect the installation cost, but it’s a major factor to keep in your budget planning.
Upgrades: If you decide to upgrade with features like a filtration system or lighting, you’ll pay more for the installation.
Connectors/mountings: This hardware should be included in total installation cost. If the existing connectors or mounting are damaged though, you will need to pay for them to be repaired.
Plumbing condition: If your plumbing is not up to code, you might need to have it repaired before even installation.
Water control & efficiency: If you choose a faucet that can’t handle the current water control setup, you will need to either get a different one or have the water control adjusted. If you want to make your faucet more efficient, you can invest in certain types designed for eco-friendliness.
Labor costs: You will have to pay for the plumber or handyman labor, which can range anywhere from a few dollars to a hundred or more, depending on the job’s complexity.

 

courtesy: home advisor