Beautiful Design + Saving water with Delta and Brizo Faucets! - Around the House® Home Improvement

Episode 1322

Beautiful Design + Saving water with Delta and Brizo Faucets!

We sit down with Scott Sandala and Elle H MIllard from Delta/Brizo Faucets. We dive into style, whats HOT for 2022, How you can save water and still have something that works well and new products that can make life just a little bit easier. If you are doing some remodeling in your kitchen, bath, or even wet bar this show is all for you!

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[00:00:07] Scott Sandala: and it's kind of hard to describe on radio, but when the water's coming through that chip, it's also coming out in a wave pattern, like think about a garden hose that's kind of out of control or a fire Hills it's waving back and forth. That's what the. That's coming out of that chip.

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[00:00:40] Scott Sandala: So with H2O kinetic technology, we are really creating that child

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[00:00:51] Scott Sandala: We're still staying within the industry standard form flow. Like when it comes to remodeling and renovating your home.

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[00:01:03] Elle H Millard: around the house,

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[00:01:18] Caroline Blazovsky: Hello everyone. How is everybody doing

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[00:01:32] Eric Goranson: And we've got Scott and Al from Delta. Brizo on the radio today. Welcome to around the house guys. Hey

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[00:01:41] Eric Goranson: let's go around the room here and talk a little bit about what you do, Scott. Why don't you jump on first? We'll make you be the first Guinea pig. Let's hear a little bit about your role there at Delta Brizo.

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[00:01:54] Scott Sandala: so my name is Scott Cinderella and I'm a corporate learning manager with Delta faucet. I've been with [00:02:00] Delta for 35 years now, um, really spent a lot of my time in the testing world. So I learned about our product that way and testing it for many years. The last several years as a corporate learning manager, uh, we have developed these events at our corporate office where we invite guests in to do some training.

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[00:02:34] Elle H Millard: Hi, I'm Elmo. I am also a corporate learning manager with Scott and the two of us create these amazing experiences at Delta faucet company.

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[00:03:23] Elle H Millard: I have a lot of knowledge around different types of information and technology and products that you may use around the house. So super excited to be here and see both of you. So thank you for having us on the show and as a

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[00:03:47] Caroline Blazovsky: So that's exciting.

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[00:04:19] Eric Goranson: And that line just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger. And I see the challenges that you see with many plumbing companies out there. You know, we're using, we're trying to use less and less water while still trying to get. Efficient in its use and make it for a great experience. And I think Delta and, and of course Brizo as well on the other side of that coin has done a great job of trying to make that happen.

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[00:05:15] Elle H Millard: You know, that is

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[00:05:36] Scott Sandala: It's, it's a, there's a small chip. Think about something about a quarter inch in size. There's a small chip behind each of the nozzles and the shower head or the in shower, body spray. And what the chip is doing is actually controlling the water droplet size and the velocity of the water going through there.

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[00:06:13] Scott Sandala: And it's kind of hard to describe on radio, but when the water is coming through that chip, it's also coming out in a wave pattern, like, think about a garden hose that's kind of out of control or a firehose it's waving back and forth. That's what the water's doing when it's coming out of that ship. And so that's filling in all those voids that may be a traditional shower head with just these single jets or single strings is coming out.

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[00:06:54] Eric Goranson: So you're tricking the brain to think that using a lot more water than you actually are. That's right. [00:07:00]

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[00:07:08] Eric Goranson: Yeah. I mean, we've all stayed at that hotel where you'd go to jump in the shower and you go really, really is this what this day is going to be really?

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[00:07:23] Caroline Blazovsky: Eric, I have, so I have a question for you, Scott. I'm the type of person that I love a high pressure shower. And when you're using the word coverage for our audience, and this may be what I'm talking. I have a problem.

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[00:07:51] Scott Sandala: No, that's it exactly. Uh, Caroline and know there's actually a, it's a, it's a voluntary standard. It's called water sense. I [00:08:00] don't know if many of our listeners have heard about it, but a water sense within the water sense, uh, requirements. Um, we have coverage and that we have pressure. Those two things you have to measure and coverage.

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[00:08:33] Scott Sandala: So yes, I'm talking about covering the whole body. And so H2O kinetic does it because water as it's coming on the shower head is waving back and forth kind of thing. Um, maybe a good analogy would be taking a gardener. And that garden hose is letting water like back and forth in order to hunt under high velocity.

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[00:08:57] Eric Goranson: in that. Nice. And I want to give a little tip [00:09:00] out there to our more seasoned listeners and installer friends. If you want to screw up a really good shower, head, get your screwdriver out and pop out that little insert on the inside and ruin the shower experience.

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[00:09:35] Eric Goranson: You can't modify the parts.

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[00:09:38] Elle H Millard: People do that. That's a great, that's a flow restrictor. And the reason for that is to restrict the amount of water that's coming out for water conservation. And some folks will do that so that they get that feeling of more pressure and more water. However, um, with the ability for H2O, the, uh, all of that [00:10:00] water flow is taken into accountability so that you have the amount of speed to go into that chip.

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[00:10:32] Elle H Millard: So, uh, not recommended by the manufacturer for sure.

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[00:10:38] Scott Sandala: would emphasize that to Eric and I taking that ship out, uh, with a showerhead that has HDL kinetic chips inside of it. Uh, cause a chip not to work properly. And it would also put a lot of undue stress on the shower plate itself. They're not designed to do that.

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[00:11:02] Eric Goranson: I've seen it happen and it went badly. So that's why I always bring it up every time that I talk about it, because I know so many guys out there go, I hate this water resistant.

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[00:11:36] Eric Goranson: I mean, you know, 20 years ago it was, oh, we've got brass. We've got, you know, maybe brushed nickel. We had kind of. Orb oil rubbed bronze, starting to come in a little while ago and maybe some Chrome and brass mix. And that was it. And today there are some beautiful finishes and mixed finishes that are out there.[00:12:00]

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[00:12:28] Elle H Millard: Uh, and now it is just everywhere, but. Also with Matt black then became our Luxe gold and then our split finishes with the neuro Ling. Um, so it's not only the finish itself, but it's also the texture in which we've embedded into the finishes or the actual knurling itself. Um, so Brizo takes great pride in truth of materials, and that goes along with the finishes itself.

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[00:13:27] Elle H Millard: There's a mix of a, a shiny and a flat I'll call it the two tone on tone finishes that are available in some of our collections, which is really, really lovely, uh, as well as the split finishes. And we sell some of the faucets that you can mix and match, or we, we call that less handle so that you have the option to.

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[00:14:17] Elle H Millard: That is just beautiful.

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[00:14:37] Eric Goranson: That's cool. I mean, that thing is. It

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[00:15:04] Elle H Millard: And because it is with an icon. Master. Um, there was a lot of red tape around launching a collection like this and with the Frank Lloyd Wright. Found foundation. We had to get quite a bit of approval. Um, so there was, um, years that had passed and maybe I think eight to 10 years had gone by before we really had final approval to move forward and they were afraid the collection was going to maybe be outdated.

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[00:16:07] Elle H Millard: So that is something really, truly amazing in a, in a collection. I believe that was the single handle foster. Yeah, it was something how the water just drips over the edge and, and, uh, stunning. So that is the teak combination that is in combination with a, an, uh, Chrome there's multiple options that you can pair that with.

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[00:16:37] Elle H Millard: Yeah, that one, um, is, looks like it's more inspired by something that is that cantilevered edge. It is just, it is gorgeous. The way the waterfalls out over the center drain is something unique and special.

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[00:17:04] Eric Goranson: Well, I noticed as well as you guys have, what is that? A matte white that I hadn't seen before?

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[00:17:34] Elle H Millard: So. Stay tuned over the next couple of years, for some things to blow your socks off there

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[00:18:04] Eric Goranson: That was like magic of concrete.

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[00:18:32] Elle H Millard: They are not perfect. They are close. Um, but it's concrete and there are imperfections in those materials. So when testing those, and I'm sure Scott can, can attest to this, that it's hard to test concrete when you're dropping, um, you know, metal on concrete to make sure that. It meets certain things and are in certain criteria or you're putting lipstick on concrete faucets.

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[00:19:24] Elle H Millard: So the breeze or the concrete faucet is something that is definitely one of a kind and very much in that artisan and maker mode.

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[00:19:45] Eric Goranson: You've got something that's got those imperfections, like any piece of concrete has, and now you're trying to mass produce that and send it out. And have it performed to what I would call that Brizo level of performance, right?

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[00:20:06] Scott Sandala: Yeah. They're all, all sorts of, uh, uh, stain tests that are done. It doesn't matter if it's concrete or metal or whatever, but you put all sorts of reagents and chemicals on there. It has to. That type of thing. I'm imagining too. I, you know, there's, there's load testings on the handle. So again, I wasn't there when they were doing the testing on the concrete fossil, but I, I have to imagine it that for certain load.

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[00:20:48] Scott Sandala: That's the industry standard.

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[00:20:57] Caroline Blazovsky: talking about all this testing and things that go [00:21:00] into it, what are things that consumers or people that are purchasing the product as far as warranty, we always hear about these warranties from products in the home improvement industry.

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[00:21:18] Scott Sandala: Delta product over offers a limited lifetime warranty. Uh that's for function and fit. And, uh, you know, I think we are very good there, there was a time period where we, uh, you know, required customers to keep receipts for product, and they had to turn a receipt in to get the warranty in that.

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[00:21:55] Scott Sandala: So we have a call center, they can call to get those repair [00:22:00] parts once you call in and you're logged into the system. So we know that that's your product. If you call back in the future, we already have you in the system, uh, can support you with, you know, again, not just request a part. It could be even with, um, just some function with the product.

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[00:22:19] Eric Goranson: Yeah. That's. And that's one of the things that I've always enjoyed. Um, having like Delta products and homes over the years is that it was always very easy if I had a leaking faucet or something like that, I could get on the phone, get the parts come in.

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[00:23:01] Eric Goranson: I was having to get ahold of their customer service and they would, then the new part would show up weeks later and I'd have to replace this cartridge. And finally, I went down to my local plumbing supplier and bought a Delta faucet and put in there. Here we go. And then for 10 years I didn't have to work on the faucet.

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[00:23:37] Eric Goranson: I got this huge, awesome faucet for $125. And in three years, it's going to go to the recycling bin because you'll never find a part for it. That's where some of those values, I think, come in with getting a quality brand faucet that, that somebody stands behind.

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[00:24:03] Caroline Blazovsky: It was maybe two years out and there started to be problems with it. And it was internal parts that needed to be replaced. And they gave us such a hard time because I still didn't have my receipt. And, you know, usually I typically save everything, but I just didn't have it. And I'm like, look, we're in the system.

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[00:24:28] Elle H Millard: end.

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[00:24:33] Scott Sandala: We, we assume that to be an honest, Consumer that said, I bought this product it's in my home. We will, in most cases warranted, there are some exceptions where crazy things happen. For the most part. We're going to take care of the customer and help them get that part and help them get it replaced in their faucet if they need that help.

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[00:24:52] Eric Goranson: like it. Nice. I had a design question. What's the most popular colors you guys are seeing right now, out there, as far as, [00:25:00] you know, the, the stuff that people are just in love with in color trends these days.

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[00:25:10] Eric Goranson: That's what I got all over my house. So that's kind of funny, but yes,

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[00:25:36] Eric Goranson: So by you guys coming out with that, Matt white, I think that's the new trend where we go dark on this stuff now, and then around the corner, it's going to go, boom, it's the new color. And it's the new, exact opposite

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[00:26:01] Elle H Millard: Because it is something that you have to consider for hinges and door handles, and it affects many things which can become very costly. So just replacing a kitchen faucet sounds very easy. It sounds very lovely, but it impacts other things, cabinetry hardware. And so there's a trickle effect. And unless you.

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[00:26:48] Elle H Millard: So that's, that is a little bit of a difference in the audience in which we play too. So Brizo is not afraid to take a little bit of a risk and go after those that are [00:27:00] those trend seekers or those that are, are more apt to stay ahead of the curve or want to be the first to have something. And then Delta's right there playing with those.

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[00:27:21] Eric Goranson: Nice. Yeah. It's it's interesting. I always said that it takes a lot less time now than when I started in the design industry. You know, 30 years ago, 30 years ago, a designer would say, okay, I'm going to do this on the project.

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[00:28:04] Eric Goranson: It's gone a lot quicker. But they do stick around. It's not like it's every year that it's like, this is this color. You know, look how long oil rubbed bronze has stayed in. And I mean, and that has been around for a long time, longer than I thought it would be. To be honest,

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[00:28:22] Elle H Millard: Been around for it is time to go.

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[00:28:52] Eric Goranson: I was done with it. I'm at that point now with rubber.

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[00:29:02] Eric Goranson: Um, we're talking personal opinions here, but that's, that's my opinion on the design side it's, it's done. And it's more frustrating when I go looking for like a hinge or something like that.

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[00:29:33] Eric Goranson: You've got a lot of different things all within that Delta line that really kind of checks all the boxes for most people. Yeah.

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[00:30:04] Elle H Millard: And we have the Luma coat, which is something that's a little bit hidden, uh, that is a finish that's applied to. Um, a finish applied to a finish, I will say. Um, so within design that is low maintenance. So we have, um, Delta is leading on Luma coat. Um, but also from the design standpoint, we also have some things that are pushing the envelope there, which is like the neural handles we have on galleon.

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[00:30:56] Elle H Millard: Um, Uh, the new Trinzic handle that [00:31:00] has come out, which is our most popular faucet on Delta. Um, and that to me is really exciting. So the we'll handle. The a little bit of a texture to that handle. It is just stunning and really changes the dynamic of that whole faucet into a very contemporary look, but still has this industrial edge to it.

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[00:31:47] Elle H Millard: So, um, it's, it's pretty awesome. And we have some great finish options there for Delta too. So. In the similar realm as Brizo, uh, just [00:32:00] maybe a little later when we come out with launch for some of those finishes, so no matte white yet for Delta, but we do have, um, those same gold tones and we have the black stainless is so a lot of the same popular finishes that are in Brizo.

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[00:32:17] Eric Goranson: talk a little bit about your touch, H2O technology, that stuff. That's. That's cool for everybody out there. That's got. Loves to cook and they're in the kitchen and maybe they've got chicken hands or whatever, but they don't want to touch anything. Let's talk about that technology. Cause it's, it's really solid with you guys.

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[00:32:41] Scott Sandala: Yeah, Eric, you know, that's probably my favorite technology. We have, we launched that again around 2007. And, you know, we, we stepped into that market a little bit, just testing it with, uh, with a product that was really introduced towards the culinary industry.

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[00:33:14] Scott Sandala: Um, it also has an led light on it. So. If you're saying, Hey, I need to know if my temperature is warmed up. Now you can look at that light to see it go from blue, which is cold water up through magenta color, which is between I think 95. 110, maybe somewhere in there, uh, kind of a medium temperature. And then eventually it'll go to red when it gets the water hot, if you're looking for hot water.

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[00:34:17] Eric Goranson: Carolyn, what do you got there?

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[00:34:40] Caroline Blazovsky: So where do you guys stand on that? Obviously the touchless technology is amazing for people when we're looking from a health perspective, but where are you guys fitting in and what technologies do you have for us in our homeowners looking for that healthy home?

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[00:34:59] Elle H Millard: I'll call [00:35:00] it from a cleanability standpoint. And the Luma code that I had mentioned earlier is that hidden technology that people don't really necessarily see, but that finish, that is applied to the finish or baked into the finishes, the easiest way to describe it. It's applied to a PVD finish. So the things that are, uh, We'll we'll say the easiest way to describe this is like the, the Gold's the stainless, the, the metallic looking finishes, not the matte blacks or the matte white finishes, not the powder-coated finishes, but the more metallic finishes those have that Luma coat baked into it, which does not allow for mineral buildup and very easy to clean.

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[00:36:05] Elle H Millard: And then when we were talking about, um, some of the new designs that have come out, Kira for Delta has a pull-out, uh, Faucet that comes out in the bathroom lab that allows you to wash out your sink bowl. So it's just those little features in there that allow you to wash out the toothpaste from your sink bowl.

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[00:36:51] Caroline Blazovsky: Eric

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[00:36:53] Eric Goranson: Uh, I love my steam shower. It is, it is. And our listeners are rolling [00:37:00] their eyes gone. Eric's going to talk about his steam shower again, and as they tune out, but no, just kidding. It's it's one of those things that you're right. Steam is a game changer and I'll be honest. Cot COVID on the way home from coming back from Cape is after that, I tell you what, there was nothing more comfortable than to go take a steam shower and clear my head.

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[00:37:37] Elle H Millard: it's a game changer, um, at the, the idea of wellness there and the detoxification and all of the things for steam, it's really something.

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[00:38:12] Elle H Millard: So very cool things on the horizon and lots to come, uh, for the future. On that topic. So very much a big part of what we are and what we stand for as a company as well. Uh, I know we have some bike runs that we do. We have a big culture around being healthy as our own company. Um, but the, the products themselves do speak that culture is.

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[00:38:37] Eric Goranson: do have what's that? What did you guys call that? Well, that was that voice IQ that I saw at Quebec is probably three years ago. I can't remember, you know, I'm losing track of time, but you guys had a big display of it at the show. That was really cool where I could sit there. As far as the faucet to give me a cup of water and it would give you a cup of water knife.

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[00:39:18] Scott Sandala: You can buy a faucet with voice on it, but you could add. Jen existing touch faucet, and you're right. It doesn't allow you to pre-program in specific amounts for, let's say a dog bowl or specific water bottle that you can have as a warm-up feature on it. And then really something funny that kind of came, I say fun.

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[00:39:56] Scott Sandala: It'll shut off to allow you to lather up with soap for 20 [00:40:00] seconds, and then the water would come back onto like your internal.

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[00:40:14] Elle H Millard: D E,

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[00:40:33] Eric Goranson: Maybe they can. And use their voice instead. And I think, I think that's really an important tack for people that are, that are either busy or have that multi-generational household. I think it's really important stuff that's coming out and that's just the geek and me on the tech side of things. But I think that could really make some lives a lot easier with more people use that tech.

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[00:40:54] Scott Sandala: I like the way it interacts with touch Eric, because if you have voiced on there, it doesn't mean you [00:41:00] only can turn it on and off with your voice. Touch it on, but I can tell it to turn back off or any one of those scenarios. So it works alongside it. It doesn't have to be just voice or just touch. I can use either one at any point.

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[00:41:30] Eric Goranson: But I, and I, I say that because I've actually accidentally ordered somebody, a pizza one time by talking about ordering a pizza that way. So I won't, I won't do that and get that hate mail. She'll sit there and say, Hey, set a timer for, you know, 10 minutes. And then she's walking around the house trying to find the like Alexa enabled device that actually had the timer on it.

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[00:42:01] Caroline Blazovsky: 58, 50 8 million Americans have arthritis in this case. So, I mean, when you think about that number and how we need to sort of whether it's aging in place or just people have lupus or gout, or in many of these diseases, they need alternatives.

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[00:42:16] Elle H Millard: wonderful in the bathroom. We

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[00:42:34] Scott Sandala: If they, if a consumer didn't like that functionality, the hands free, they can actually turn it off. But it is booked into that product. The funny story is we had a consumer with that functionality that he said, you know what, this faucet's defective. Every time I go to reach for my toothbrush, my false, that turns off.

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[00:43:00] Eric Goranson: So that's funny. Hey, I got a question for you guys with your matte black finishes. Cause I have a matte black when my house and it is not. Delta Brizo. Is there any way anyone out there can figure out how to do a matte black finish that doesn't show every water spot known to mankind with soft water?

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[00:43:26] Scott Sandala: You know, that is, that is a struggle. I don't have a great answer for you. You know, I will tell you that matte black, isn't what they call an organic finish. It's not PVD like Elle mentioned for all of our other finishes. Uh, PVD stands for physical vapor deposition. Um, that's on all of our, you know, the champagne bronze and the brushed nickel, all those finishes, but it's not on these organic coats like Matt white.

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[00:44:07] Eric Goranson: It's no longer mad at that point. That's the point of it is you have to have those almost like little fissures in there to make it matte, which is where everything sticks to.

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[00:44:24] Eric Goranson: Yeah, my wife's off. It's good, but it's just, it's it's, it's here's my public service announcement is that if people out there doing matte black, no matter what, it takes a little more maintenance to make it look really pretty.

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[00:44:40] Scott Sandala: harsh chemicals, no harsh scrubbers. Um, I'll give a little plug. We've always recommended bar keepers, foaming. Clinton's.

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[00:44:52] Scott Sandala: cleanser for a lot of our now again, well, I just came here. I don't know if we recommend it on organic coding though, maybe [00:45:00] you that, but I know for all of the other finishes we do, it's a, it's a good cleaner for them.

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[00:45:19] Scott Sandala: exactly.

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[00:45:34] Elle H Millard: So if anyone out there, again, with the healthy and organic, we liked those options out there for our healthy or list. Yeah,

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[00:45:56] Caroline Blazovsky: debate because you know, there's some things that work better that you need a little, [00:46:00] you need a little elbow grease to get it going.

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[00:46:07] Eric Goranson: You find a middle ground? Absolutely. We always do. Which is fun here. Well, I wanted to talk a little bit about with some of the stuff you guys do over on the, on the, on the Brizo side. Like with us, I'm a big fan of you're articulating kitchen faucets.

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[00:46:24] Elle H Millard: They are the articulating kitchen faucets. Um, that is basically this little pivot that has, um, we call it the Pixar lamp, um, where it has, um, the, or the industrial design team. We'll call it the Pixar limp. And it kind of has that little bend in the arm that has a. Uh, the ability to be able to stretch that faucet in a different way so that you can clean across the sink and it creates some really cool architecture in that, in that spout.

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[00:47:15] Eric Goranson: Yeah, it's cool. And it's an affordable faucet. I mean, I'm going to mention one of your competitors in a good way, but I have that $10,000 Waterstone faucet in my kitchen.

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[00:47:50] Elle H Millard: Well, that also has the ability to have touch on that little tiny piece of metal.

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[00:48:20] Elle H Millard: So you have some, some options and flexibility for design aesthetics there, as well as the functionality.

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[00:48:40] Elle H Millard: Oh, they are great. And, you know, during the pandemic a use that we didn't really foresee having the instant hot was cleaning the masks. Um, so the Santa, you know, being able to sanitize the mask and then hang them up to dry. So it was kind of ironic. We [00:49:00] had some Jason Wu masks that we were wearing to support the brand and they had a silk inner inner piece to the mask.

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[00:49:37] Elle H Millard: If you spill red wine on linens, it instantly takes the red wine out of linens. You can cut, um, a warm, a knife, cut cheese, very quickly. Any of those hard cheese, um,

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[00:49:51] Elle H Millard: all of that good stuff. Yeah, it, it is really, um, quite useful to have in the kitchen and it pairs really, really nicely and they [00:50:00] match the actual kitchen faucet.

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[00:50:07] Eric Goranson: See, and that's the beauty of that. And, and back in the day, you'd have that little dispenser that didn't match anything in the entire space. So that was the only thing you were, you were stuck with. And now you have something that people. Oh, what's this because it looks so good.

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[00:50:30] Elle H Millard: Yeah. I have, I have an incident hot in my house and love it because the safety features there to, uh, protect children. Uh, is that the nozzle goes backwards. So if you have young children, they don't confuse that for a faucet and move that forward.

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[00:50:55] Eric Goranson: good deal. We got to keep those kiddos safe. Well, what else are we haven't [00:51:00] talked about? I know that, you know, just like everybody and as a designer, And builder. I can say that we've had some serious issues out there of getting building materials to the job site.

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[00:51:26] Elle H Millard: Yeah. We had a, um, we had struggles just like everyone else. Um, and we had to be.

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[00:51:56] Elle H Millard: So, uh, we had gone through [00:52:00] a pause, uh, on some of our skews and decided to pause. Uh, it was more like an 80, 20 kind of situation where those that were being specified. Got put on a pause and we did pause some of our accessories to some of those things. And as of May 9th, we are coming off of our paws for everything.

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[00:52:50] Elle H Millard: And just since last year, we're producing a thousand more faucets a day. So, I mean, they are really pushing just year over year to be [00:53:00] able to produce as much as they can. So they are really working hard to be able to. Um, produce as much as possible and keep the quality of what it was. So they've added in supply lines and are not supply lines, uh, new assembly lines and some other things to help keep our factories from being overworked.

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[00:53:47] Elle H Millard: And I say that, cause I worked with Scott. He is definitely the coolest people on the smartest people working on our teams. So we're in good hands. That's that's the good

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[00:54:11] Eric Goranson: Made our thing of like, oh my gosh, this could save you so many dishes and put stuff. You know, if you're in, if you love entertaining and love rinse, and that glass out before you make the next, you know, glass of wine or cocktail, there's a product that can fill up that dumb hole in your countertop that you didn't know that you've never used before.

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[00:54:37] Scott Sandala: Yeah, product Eric. I was going to mention that as well. We've got a lot of good feedback from it. One of the designers that was part of that has, uh, I think twins. Right now. And so he looked at that Buster soul, this product for me and rinsing out baby bottles.

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[00:55:03] Eric Goranson: Well, it's so affordable and it, I think it can just reduce so much, so many wastes of dishes, Irin and through the dishwasher, especially if you've got people over, it's the holidays, it's the summertime, you know, there's a lot of cool things that would be, that would fit well in an outdoor kitchen, as well as a bar or a inside your kitchen.

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[00:55:38] Scott Sandala: Yeah. And we'd recommend keeping the cover on it.

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[00:55:48] Eric Goranson: keep the cover on that. My dog would make that a drinking fountain because. Yeah, there's enough puppy there. That that would still be a drinking fountain. That's a good advice. Yes. [00:56:00] Well guys, what haven't we talked about today as we wrap into the last little bit of the show today?

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[00:56:17] Eric Goranson: water.

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[00:56:23] Elle H Millard: Yep. That's the same, same situation, a little tiny sister, but it's for cold only. Um, and so that gets hooked up to the cold water line versus the hot water line, actually. So incident hot gets hooked up to a cold water line also, but.

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[00:56:47] Scott Sandala: line. I would say to, um, benefit of our beverage faucet. I don't know if this goes to all other manufacturers, but ours is compatible with our systems, Eric. So no, a lot of people do aro today.

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[00:57:09] Eric Goranson: through it. And it's fine. Nice without hurting it very

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[00:57:14] Caroline Blazovsky: I'm like going RO, RO. Cause that's our big thing with our clients. Now everybody wants to treat their water and look, we do with PFAS contamination and all the things we have going on. Good water quality is really imperative to our clients. So for you, that fits right into, you know, where do you fit in and how can you help our clients get cleaner and healthier water?

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[00:57:37] Eric Goranson: All right guys. Thanks for coming on today. I'm Eric G and I'm Caroline B and you've been listening to around the house.

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