If you leave this page, the information you have entered will not be saved!
Are you sure you want to leave this page?
Side note; you CAN replace the valve without destroying the tile! What I ddo in situations like that is cut an oblong hole in the tile around the valve so the faucet (three handles, I'm again assuming) can be removed. Then after I cut it out I install a single handle valve with an oblong remodel plate. http://www.wolverinebrass.com/catalog.htm We (the company I work for) on occasion do work in Raleigh so if you get really desparate I can see about helping you with your issue.
Most if not all faucets and shower valves can be repaired. It is just the plumber that does not want to do that type of work as they can get a whole lot more doing the rip out and replace method.
There are a few parts in a faucet that most people do not know about. One is the seat. This
Here is a web site you might find useful on faucet repairs.