A plumber can absolutely take care of your faucet installation. If the plumber is already at your home for another issue, they may even be able to handle the installation at the same time. A faucet installation is a pretty routine job for an experienced plumber. In most cases, the job can be completed in about an hour if you or your plumber have a new faucet on hand. Many homeowners prefer to handle a faucet installation as a DIY project. Just bear in mind that what may seem simple at first glance, may turn into a long, drawn-out project if you are not experienced at working with plumbing.
The real issue is one of cost, but you may be able to save a little money by doing your homework. Go online to research the make and model of your current faucet. If your faucet has a known defect, the manufacturer may agree to replace it a little or no cost to you. If the issue is limited to a specific part, the manufacturer may offer to send the replacement part for free or at a substantial discount.
One you have done your research, contact a reputable plumber to get an estimate for the cost of a faucet with and without installation charges. If you decide to install the faucet yourself, be sure to take into consideration the time involved and whether you have the necessary skills. You should also ask the plumber if they will purchase the new faucet or if you will have to do it yourself. Purchasing the faucet yourself may save you some money. If the plumber has to purchase the faucet, the price may get marked up as much as 100 percent to make up for their time.
Of course, you should only hire a plumber that is properly licensed, insured, and bonded. Our plumbing professionals can repair or replace any type of faucet and can help you determine the best type of faucet for your needs.