Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holiday Disaster

Murphy's Law says what can go wrong will go wrong immediately before you need for things to work, at least at my house. At bedtime, just hours before company was coming, I went to make the coffee and realized that the hose that goes to my kitchen sprayer had sprung a giant leak. Not the sprayer head but the metal hose that pulls out. As soon as I saw the problem up top, I knew I probably had a mess under the sink. Sure enough, after removing enough cleaning products to fill a shelf at Walmart I could see the puddle underneath the sink. Rats--- the house was company clean, the kitchen spotless, the floors mopped and shining until Jerry and I started trying to fix this disaster! We did every trick we could think of before finally giving up and just deciding to limp along with the leaking hose through the next couple of days until we could get a plumber.


The day after Christmas we went to Lowe's to see if we could buy just the hose. No such luck, you have to order the part from the company... that is IF they still made the model you had. We could replace the whole faucet... have you looked at the price of kitchen faucets recently? I really liked the new touchable ones until I saw the pricetag! Needle in a Haystack chance , but as soon as we got back home I called Pfister and they reminded me I have a LIFETIME WARRANTY on their faucets!

It's on it's way and best of all it clicks into place, no plumber required! This may be the lucky streak that started on Christmas Eve when my stocking included a scratch off Lottery Ticket. I won $2 that has been burning a hole in my pocket! 

* Following the 2010 Stanley acquisition of Black and Decker, Price Pfister is now part of the Stanley Black and Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group. Following the merger, Price Pfister changed its name to simply Pfister.

10 comments:

  1. Wow. A company that actually reminds you that they will replace their defective product. Don't find that too often anymore!

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  2. Lifetime warranty, two words that mean a lot anymore! We just don't appreciate enough when things work right, do we?!

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  3. Joy, there is nothing quite as memorable as a holiday disaster. Sigh. One time as the Thanksgiving meal was cooking away and I was busy get everything set up our sink quit draining. Ugh! My husband did everything, nada, could not get anyone out to our home at any price. They came the next day.

    Dishes, pans everywhere.

    PS Yup, Price Pfister sent us replacement parts for one of our faucets also. I still remember how much that faucet cost initially...a lot.

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  4. Almost the identical scenario happened to us one Thanksgiving with a houseful of company! I had totally forgotten about the lifetime warranty, it felt like a Christmas miracle!

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  5. Yep, been there, done that. And on Christmas Day, it happened at our dil's house. So happy you got the roblem resolved. Way to go with the flow, as they say! ;-)

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    1. I was so tweaked, then I realized that we could limp through Christmas with a leaky faucet no problem! I get my bun in a knot pretty quick!

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  6. You are a winner all around. Hope your luck continues in 2013!!!

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    1. Thanks Muffy! I am blessed, that's for sure!

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  7. That was a minor disaster as disasters go! Glad is was such a simple fix....my disasters run toward overflowing septic tanks....I will say no more.

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    1. Well, we do have some those too... that's prob why I get bent out of shape over the little stuff! Happy New Year Glenda!

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