FACTORS THAT WILL INFLUENCE HOW MUCH YOU PAY FOR FAUCET INSTALLATION
In this article, we will discuss how much it costs to install a kitchen faucet. There are a few factors that determine how much you’ll end up paying.
Installing a kitchen faucet DIY or hiring a professional Winnipeg plumber
The first thing we want to talk about before going on into more detail is whether you will be doing it yourself (DIY), or if you are going to hire a professional Winnipeg plumber to install it, properly and with warranty.
Obviously, if you have the knowledge and the tools, doing it yourself will save you some money. If everything goes well, you should be able to complete the project without any headaches. However, if something does go wrong, such as the existing piping being in worse condition than you thought, you might have to call a plumber.
The following article will assume that you are looking to hire a Winnipeg plumbing company to install your kitchen faucets.
Condition of existing kitchen faucets
The first thing in determining how much your final bill will be is the condition of your existing kitchen faucets. Are they rusted? Do they have any broken parts that you know about?
The most important factor is rust. Rust could mean that damage may occur when taking them out. Your plumber may have to saw them out, or other measures that aren’t pretty.
Countertop and sink design and size
Make sure that you buy a new faucet that actually fits in the shape of your current countertop and sink. If you don’t, you may have to change your sink or cut out some of the countertop to make the faucet fit.
Type of faucet
If you’ve already been faucet shopping, you know that the price range is significant. You can go with something more budget friendly for around $100, or you can go a little higher end between $200 and $400.
The material the faucet is made of is a huge factor, as well as the finish. Different types of handles will also factor into the cost.
Also, some faucets may not include all the parts you need to do the install, so you might have to buy those separately.
Pimping out your faucet
Are you planning on adding a filtration system, lighting or anything else that is not usually included in a normal faucet install?
Most plumbers will replace your connectors and mountings with a new install. But, just for the sake of discussion, you might be able to reuse what you already have depending on condition.
If they’re damaged or worn in any way, though, it’s not a good idea to reuse them, even if you are trying to do it on the cheap.
Condition of your existing plumbing infrastructure
If you have an older house, your plumbing might not be up to code. It might be time for an upgrade. Anyways, if your plumbing is super outdated, and your plumber needs to make some modifications, there could be an increase in cost.
Water control and eco-friendliness
Before you buy your faucets, it’s a good idea to know how much the current water control is and how much your faucet can handle. Making your faucet more efficient will depend on the type of faucet you buy, in addition to your water control.
Depending on your job’s complexity with the factors above, the number of hours it’ll take will vary. Your plumber will either quote you an hourly rate, or an all-in cost regardless of how long it takes them.
Labour for plumbers in Winnipeg usually range from $60/hour to $100/hour.
Warranty on faucet install
When you are choosing a plumber, ask them if they guarantee their work. There’s nothing worse than paying for a new install and having it break down a few weeks later. Most professional plumbers will provide this for no extra cost.
Cost to install a kitchen faucet
If we’re looking at a bare-bones type situation, where everything works out super well, you’re probably looking at anywhere from $120 to $160, on average.
However, if the plumber runs into any issues, and has to do extra work because of it, you’re new faucet install might be closer to $180 to $300.
In any case, paying over $300 to install a kitchen faucet would be vey rare, and we would encourage you to get a second and third quote to compare.
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