Cost to Replace a Sink Strainer

Cost to Replace a Sink Strainer

The contractor cost to replace a kitchen sink strainer and drain is $171 vs. doing it yourself for $30 and saving 80 percent. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 1.8 Diy 3.0
Money Pro $171 Diy $30
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 Cost to Replace a Sink Strainer

Cost to Replace a Sink Strainer

The contractor cost to replace a kitchen sink strainer and drain is $171 vs. doing it yourself for $30 and saving 80 percent. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 1.8 Diy 3.0
Money Pro $171 Diy $30
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Have you looked at your sink strainer lately? Most of us are probably more familiar using the strainer basket that fits into the strainer and functions like a sieve or screen between the water in a sink and the drain pipe. Certainly the strainer is something most of us take for granted but it can be a glaring eyesore in an otherwise attractive kitchen basin. Over the years, the strainer itself can become dented and knicked, and the black rubber gasket at the bottom of the strainer basket can become hardened and discolored.

A plumber will charge $171 to install a new sink strainer in a sink. If you have plumbing skills and tools, you can buy the strainer for $30 and replace it and save 80 percent. You'll need plumber's putty, a putty knife, joint pliers and a spud wrench. Before you work on any plumbing lines in your house, make sure you shut off the hot and cold water supply to the kitchen sink faucet, or turn off the main water supply.

The job involves working in the sink and under the cabinet, so remove items for access to the drainpipe. Take the new strainer apart and remove the old strainer from the drainpipe. Then insert the new strainer in the sink opening, and reconnect the new one to the drainpipe.

The average price to replace a sink strainer anf drain noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself. Tweak the data by adding your ZIP Code to find a local cost.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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