Cost to Install a Pressure Shower Valve – 2021

| Last Updated: August 24, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 276

$ 140

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 53% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install a Pressure Shower Valve noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to install a pressure shower valve? The plumber’s charge to install a pressure shower valve is $276 vs. doing it yourself for $140.

A pressure shower valve is designed to control the flow of hot and cold water, protecting you from a blast of scalding water when someone flushes a toilet or turns on a dishwasher.

If you’ve ever experienced such a blast, you know its jolting effect, which can be especially harmful to children or the elderly while they bathe.

These anti-scald controls are designed as replacement units and eliminate the need to tear open the wall to remove the old valve and lines, a major concern when remodeling. The design provides access to remove the old valve from the supply lines and space to install support blocking between wall studs for the new valve. A wide escutcheon or faceplate conceals the opening.

This is not a quick swap, so if you’re at all intimidated, hire a plumber. You’ll pay $276 for labor and material to replace an old shower valve with new thermostatic valve control.

By hiring a pro, you’re assured the installation will meet all the building code requirements, a worthwhile investment. If you have plumbing experience and tools, you can do it yourself for $140, the cost of the new control, and save 49 percent.

The Spruce has more information about a Pressure Balance Shower Valve.

Now you know the average cost to install a pressure shower valve, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor. 

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