December 3, 2013 By Natalie
Before we get started, I’m going to lay it all out there for you guys.
Nobody has ever asked us for plumbing advice.
We are not known to be experts where plumbing is concerned.
We are not even known to be moderately knowledgeable.
In fact, if a friend had a plumbing issue and was trying to think of who to call, we would probably be #172 on their list.
Let me break it down a little further for you, this past summer we were sitting in our basement when we noticed there was a leak in the drop ceiling. By leak, I mean it was a pretty steady stream and the carpet was soaked already. So, we’re standing in the basement and our first thought was, “It must be the kids’ bathroom on the 2nd floor”. Yes, that was our first thought. Not either of the bathrooms on the 1st floor RIGHT ABOVE US. Not anything in the kitchen that was RIGHT ABOVE US. We went straight to, let’s travel up 2 sets of stairs, move to a different part of the house and that must be the bathroom that’s causing us issues. So after taking that toilet apart and dissecting the sink, I was parched. All that work can make a girl thirsty. So I hopped down to the kitchen to get some water from our pitcher in the fridge and BAM! The pitcher had spilled in the fridge and was leaking through the door! We rolled the fridge away and there was a huge puddle under it that was going straight down to our basement! And that, my friends, is how plumbing issues get solved in our house.
But those 2 people in that there story, can easily handle a Moen faucet. We have officially installed 4 of their faucets in our house with no issue and no leaks! And two of the faucets are going on a year now and are working just as beautifully as the day they went in! It’s possible, it’s manageable and it’s all thanks to Moen!
I’m going to walk you through the steps as I understand them without going and getting all plumber-technical on you. BUT, if you want plumber-technical (really?? are there people out there who want that??), then don’t fret. Moen has got you covered
- Your Moen faucet kit comes with a complete step-by-step guide on how to install your faucet.
- Moen.com offers installation videos for your assistance.
- Should any issues arise, specially trained Product Consultants are available to provide step-by-step guidance and instruction, assist with your questions or installation issues.
Seeeeee, they take care of you!! They want you to succeed!! They will hold your hand until you get it just right! Me?? I’m a bit like Howie Mandel and don’t like to hold hands, so just look at my pretty pictures and know that if I can do it, so can you!
Okay, so maybe that’s not so pretty. OH.MY.WORD. The grodiness that lives in our house that we don’t even realize. Ahem, it’s okay. Clean it up, spiff it up, shine it up… and carry on with your life.
Are you ready for the spotless in your life? Are you ready for Moen to take the place of honor in your kitchen.
Slide her into place and then step back and admire! She’s not working yet. She’s not even attached or secure, but, I promise, you’re already getting attached to her, aren’t you?? Don’t feel bad for falling so hard so fast. It happens to the best of us.
Then just slink that hose up through (remember, there’s no plumber-technical going on here).
Adding the soap dispenser involves more sliding and slinking.
And before you realize it, this is happening!
It’s glorious! You can spray! You can stream! You can fill large pots and pitchers because that arch is oh-so-high!! You don’t even understand the difference it makes having this high-arch on a faucet until you’ve tried to fill up a stock pot. No more using the deep sink in the laundry room! I can actually fill my cooking pots up at my kitchen sink! It’s a Christmas miracle! errr, more like a Moen miracle!
And this faucet is the gift that keeps on giving, because Moen’s Spot Resist™ finish will keep looking brilliant long after you’ve installed it. It resists fingerprints and water spots and has Microban® antimicrobial protection technology, which helps prevent the growth of damaging stain- and-odor causing bacteria on the faucet finish.
In plain-speak: this is a MUST in every kitchen. I’m declaring it so.
Moen very generously provided us with this Indi pulldown faucet which is available exclusively at The Home Depot ($238). I highly recommend that you run on down there yourself to pick one up or add it to your Christmas list! It will change your kitchen life!
And after they so generously provided the faucet, this was all we needed to provide ourselves: an adjustable wrench, adjustable pliers and a screwdriver!
That’s all you need, folks, and you too could be staring at this all day!
Thank you, Moen!! We’re in love!Disclosure: I was provided with this faucet by Moen for this post, however all opinions are 100% my own.