I hired Imagine Plumbing to install our new Bosch dishwasher, because they were recommended by the appliance store where I purchased the dishwasher.
We purchased this model of dishwasher specifically because of its decibel rating and the reviews we’d read that said it was very quiet, as our kitchen is in the centre of the house and open to the other rooms. We paid more for this specific model than we would have for a model that was not designed to be as quiet.
The plumber mentioned several times while he was here that he preferred a different brand of dishwasher, that he would only use this other brand, etc. I’m not sure what the point of this was.
He was also on his phone A LOT while he was here. Apparently, someone in the company had fallen off a roof, so he was dealing with calls and messages regarding that and regarding rescheduling things. I don’t have an issue with that, of course, and I was happy to learn later that the person who fell was going to be all right. However, I was charged for time he spent on his phone.
Furthermore, I was charged for parts he didn’t use. He used the existing drain hose extension and the existing electrical outlets, took the ones that came with the dishwasher without asking my permission, and then charged me for those parts. (I did end up getting that charge reversed.)
Worse, though, was he removed and took the insulation that was supplied with the dishwasher, apparently because he was having trouble getting it into the space (even though the space meets the minimum measurements required). And, worst of all, he did not admit to it until another service person discovered the issue.
When the installer ran the dishwasher after installing it, I was shocked at how noisy it was. I mentioned my concern to him, and his response was to mutter, “First world problems.” That would have been his opportunity to tell me about the insulation, but instead he chose to hide that information and make me feel as if I were being unreasonable. Then he tried to blame the dishwasher, saying that the Bosch is not as quiet as his preferred model.
Ultimately, I ended up having a Bosch serviceman out to see what the problem was, and he quickly discovered that the insulation was missing. When I called Imagine Plumbing to request that the insulation and other items that were taken be returned, I was informed that they had been thrown away.
Bosch ended up replacing the insulation for free, which they did not have to do, because it was the installer’s fault and not a manufacturer’s defect. Yay for Bosch.
I did ultimately get an apology from Imagine Plumbing, which I appreciate, but I still never want to deal with them ever again.