The cost of changing a kitchen faucet widely varies depending on who you hire, the type of faucet you want to install, and where you live. If the plumber is in charge of removing the old faucet, the price will rise.
If it’s just installing a new faucet, you might spend an average of $150. It can go as low as $114 to as high as $189. But if the plumber has to remove the old faucet and replace it with a better unit, you can pay anywhere between $225 to $275. The cost can be even higher if you’ll need your contractor to adjust the water supply system.
Corrosion is one of the common issues that lead to higher costs of replacing a faucet. Rust might require a plumber to saw the faucet out or even need two people to get it out. They collaborate so that one works under the sink while the other works at the top. Two plumbers on your project mean spending more. Drilling the sink or the countertop also calls for more work and additional spending.
Plumbing costs often tempt homeowners to do faucet replacement on their own. But if you are not skilled enough to carry through the entire dismantling and installation process, it’s better to hire a professional plumber from the onset. This way, you avoid causing further damage or poor installation. With a plumber, you are sure of quality results because they come with skills and tools. What you want is a reputable and experienced plumber who is licensed and insured.