A shut-off valve will allow you to quickly stop the water supply in case of a problem at home, and faucets and toilets should have their own shut-offs as well. Channel-locking pliers and a wrench might be used to install shut-offs in faucets and toilets. Before installing a shut-off valve, be sure the all the water is drained out of the pipes. To help water drain, open some taps in the home.
The cost of installing a shut-off valve varies from $137.86 to $140.46 per each valve, as every job is different.
- In addition, you will have to take into consideration the cost of the materials, labor rates and so forth.
- A bonded, licensed and insured contractor will install each valve for around $140. In addition, you should get bids from many contractors. They should be flexible in terms of project scheduling and working hours
- In addition, you might expect to pay anything between $12 to $23 per hour, depending on the location of the plumber.
DIY vs. Hiring a Plumber
You will be able to save some money on labor costs, but this job might be too demanding and even time consuming. A plumber has the experience, knowledge and skills to do the job quickly and easily and may save you money, as the job will be done correctly the first time.
What to Watch out for
– Make sure the contractor has a license.
– Check with others to see if the contractor has done a good job for them.
Should I Do it by myself?
You can do this job yourself, but hiring a contractor is better as you will avoid making mistakes and not getting the job well done.
How to Hire a Plumber
Call a friend and family member whose opinion you really trust. They must be homeowners with experience hiring plumbers. If you know a contractor or builder, call her right away. Contractors have to deal with plumbers on a regular basis, and they can recommend you the right one. In addition, ask for information on the plumber`s service warrant and price structure.