Remember my dishwasher flood a month or so back? Yeah, well now there is water damage. Bummer.
It took a while to set in but now I have a lovely large collection of black stains (3-inches high) in various places around my kitchen. Good times, good times.
The contractors are not confident they can sand the discolorations away and resurface them without re-doing ALL the cabinet surfaces so they match. Quite frankly I couldn’t understand how they could do it either.
Since the dishwasher originally delivered was deemed defective, the very large name brand appliance company is responsible for the damage.
In my last conversation with the adjuster from the very large name brand appliance company, she explained in a heavy, condescending tone that “said company” is only going to be responsible for the cost of damages at the 10-year depreciated value of the cabinets and not for the total damages caused by the flood.
Insert my maniacal laughter here. Remember, I spent three years fighting a traffic ticket based on principle alone. Enough said.
After I stopped cackling, I explained to this lovely woman (who was only doing her job) that I was ”the injured party” in this matter and her companies depreciation repair policy was not acceptable to me. This was not a wrecked car, but my home.
I explained to her how I did not need kitchen cabinet repair until I, in good faith, replaced a dishwasher (that had been recalled) with another new dishwasher that WAS DEFECTIVE (both from the same company) and that their liability in this matter could not be overstated.
I reiterated to her that the LAST thing I am looking for is a remodel, but would do it if necessary to recover my kitchen. I will not accept mismatched cabinetry along with the cost of replacing it myself. It just won’t happen.
After the lovely, but condescending voiced woman and I had several spars back and forth, I suppose she figured I was not backing down and assigned an independent adjuster to handle the matter in a more acceptable way to me.
Yes. Thank you.
We’ll see where this all goes.
Lesson learned…..Fight for your rights…..if you have to.
Stepping off my soapbox now. Had to get that out.