Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The saga of the new faucet

Well, 11 years after putting in the all new kitchen, the Blanco faucet we had, just had issues. First, it screeched and "sang"....then recently it stopped moving correctly and then, it stopped giving us a choice on hot or cold. Not good in a kitchen.
I went to a store in town that I knew had Blanco products (they are not sold at Home Depot or Lowe's), and checked out the current line....hummmmm, I wonder....
So, finally, Hubby got in touch with the company. They actually had a live person! Here in the US!
Yes, she told him, sounds like it needs to be replaced. We can send you one right away, though it is slightly different in style....That is when Hubby told them about the goose-neck one I liked. He even told her we would pay the difference. Not necessary, she told him, we will send it right out....
It arrived in 4 days! The plumber came today....
We now have a fancy goose-neck kitchen faucet that would suit most industrial kitchens! And, it doesn't "sing" which is fabulous.
 Excuse the mess in the background, I moved stuff around for the plumbers to get to the sink...See the water dispenser to the right of the faucet? That had to be moved over and a soap dispenser (which never really worked had to removed)...
 They had to remove the drains to get to the other parts....
Here is the faucet and the soap dispenser....don't get one of those, they really just don't work. In order to use them the soap has to be watered down so much it isn't soap anymore, and then they get air gaps in them and no longer pump....
 The guys worked and worked....it isn't your everyday faucet.....

Ta Da!!
Fancy!! Amazing how we take things like hot and cold running water for granted!! And, no it isn't necessary for the faucet to make lots of noise when running....a sure sign it is "done for".....
Have a great evening...
Nancy

1 comment:

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

It is so good to hear that at least one company has a real person on the other end of the phone in the US and they stand behind their products!!! Kudos to them!!