How Much Does It Cost To Repair/Replace a Shower Valve?

dark shower with chrome valvesShowers have become a common fixture in many homes, if not a necessity. The relative ease of taking a shower makes it readily acceptable to many folks. They come in different shapes and sizes, depending on your taste and preferences. They are great choices if you need to maximize your available space.

Showers can – and do – breakdown from time to time. You’d need the services of a licensed plumber if the damage to your shower is beyond your control. If you’re looking for a plumber nearby, we at Captain Plumber are just a call away to repair your faulty shower.

How Much Should I Expect To Pay For A Shower Valve Repair/Replacement?

On average, you may pay up to $300 for a professional plumber to have your shower valve replaced. A complete replacement of your shower valve by an experienced professional may cost roughly $500. This is often an all-inclusive charge, meaning your payment covers labor and the cost of replacement parts.

Factors To Consider Before Repairing/Replacing Your Shower Valve

  • Are You Fixing Or Replacing?

It is costlier to replace your shower valve than it is to repair broken down parts of it, like the cartridge or stem. You’d need to have a licensed plumber look at your shower unit before you can decide if the damage requires a repair or a replacement.

  • Ease Of Access

If your shower valve comes equipped with an access panel, it makes repair work easier and is less costly than if you were to break a part of the wall to get access to the shower valve. At the end of the day, you’d pay extra to fix the broken wall.

  • Cost Of Parts

Depending on the shower type and model, prices for their replacement parts vary from cheap to expensive. You also need to be sure you’re buying the right spare part. This is where an experienced plumbing service like Captain Plumber comes in. We only use affordable, high-quality parts in our repairs.

  • Cost Of Labor

Although DIY is a much cheaper option to consider compared to hiring a plumber, there’s no denying the fact that some jobs just can’t be done without expert help. It’s also better to pay the price and get it right the first time than having to pay for several expensive reworks.

  • Location

The rates per hour for plumbers differ from town to town. It reflects the prevailing cost of living. Ideally, expect to pay more for a shower valve repair job if you live in the city than you would if you lived in the countryside.

Fixing your faulty shower valves need not be so stressful. If you want quality plumbing work by qualified professionals using only the best tools and materials for the job, your best bet would be to call us at Captain Plumber. We’re always glad to help.