Accessible Plumbing Fixtures for Increased Bathroom Safety in New Orleans
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of seniors aged 65 and older entering nursing home facilities has dropped by 20% over the last 10 years, with more and more seniors living at home and being cared for by their families or professional caregivers.

However, statistics from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that seniors face a higher risk of bathroom related injuries such as slips and falls, which can be deadly. The bathroom can be an equally dangerous place and difficult to use for people with physical disabilities, which is why accessible plumbing fixtures in the bathroom are so important.

Bienvenu Plumbing is committed to customer satisfaction and safety, which is why we offer a range of highly reviewed New Orleans plumbing services designed to incease the safety and functionality of your bathroom for disabled and elderly household members, as well as their caregivers.

Here are just a few accessible plumbing solutions increase bathroom safety and ease of use.

  • Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliant faucets With lever-style handles that are much easier to operate for people with limited physical mobility and strength, the convenience of ADA compliant faucets helps to prevent accidental scalding.
  • Thermostatic shower valves With the ability to preselect a safe, comfortable water temperature and pressure, thermostatic shower valves help to reduce the risk of burns and make bathing safer.
  • Walk in bathtubs and showers The majority of slips and falls occur when a person is getting in or out of the shower or bathtub. Walk in bathtubs and showers nearly eliminate this risk by including a number of important accessible safety features such as curbless entry, grab bars, built in shower seat, and a handheld shower attachment.
  • Chair height toilets By raising the profile of your existing toilet a few inches, our plumbers can make it easier for your elderly and disabled loved ones to sit and stand when using the toilet. For added leverage, mount grab bars close to the toilet.
  • To facilitate scooter, walker, and wheelchair access, your bathroom entrance should be between 32 and 36 inches wide per ADA design requirements.

Creating an accessible bathroom is as much about independence as it is about safety. You can trust Bienvenu Brothers with all your accessible bathroom remodeling needs, such as accessible plumbing fixture installation and more! For a safer bathroom, trust the experts at Bienvenu Brothers!

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We have used Bienvenu Brothers several times over the last few years, and we have always been extremely satisfied with the service and quality work. Bienvenu always makes every effort to get someone out as soon as possible. They just finished a job that has increased my respect even more. Seven weeks ago, to the day, one of our bathrooms backed up in the early afternoon. Bienvenu had a sewer cleaning truck out later that day. Unfortunate, they were unable to clear the line and it was determined that we needed video inspection to determine the problem. When the video crew came out they determined that there was a problem with the parish sewer line. The parish would come but couldn’t clean the line because of a lift station problem. This repeat every couple of days for weeks. Keith and Louis made calls and did all they could to try to get the problem resolved. Finally, the parish fixed the lift station, cleared the line and corrected an issue with our connection to the main line. The next day, today, Bienvenu had Frank and his crew out, and they made the necessary repair to my line in a couple of hours. FINALLY, we can again use our own shower and toilet. Keith and Louis were persistent in trying to keep things moving, and Frank did a quick and great job of finishing up. I can’t imagine ever using anyone else!

Raymond Perry

Dear Bienvenu Brothers, I am way behind in my correspondence, but I wanted to thank you for the quick, efficient, honest service I received on December 19, 2011. My hot H2O heater went out. I called Bienvenu Brothers because of a recommendation. It was so close to the holidays, but yet you made it possible for my family to take hot showers that night. The computer board went out, and Kirk said it was under warranty and only charged me for the service fee. Since I had never used you before, I was amazed. Thanks for everything!

Desiree E.

I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding service on my new State water heater. I bought the unit from Coburn’s and my husband and a friend installed it. It kept coding out and would not work. I called the manufacturer (State) and they recommended that I call you guys. Vint came out and did some troubleshooting. He contacted State Technical Support, and they sent the part over-night to me. Unfortunately, when the new part was installed, it still did not work, so I called Vint, and he called State again for another part. I have never had such wonderful customer service and was very impressed with the employees’ diligence in staying on top of the matter. Vicki called me to set up my appointments and was so sweet and friendly. Louis Bienvenu originally took my call and was very attentive to my problem and made everything happen. It was a very pleasant experience all the way around, and I just wanted to say “THANKS!”  Next time I have a plumbing problem, I will definitely be giving you guys a call. Thanks again and may God bless you, your family and your business!  

Jana H.

To Louis and all the Bienvenu Brothers: A very gracious thank you! Your help over this last weekend with my grandmother’s house is sincerely appreciated by our family. Everyone we spoke with was kind and very helpful. The no charge for the service was over the top! Bless you and your family. 

April DiGiovanni & Family

Louis & Crew: Thank you so much. Your workmanship is among the best. We are very happy with the new bathroom.

Leo & Paul F.

Dear Keith: A brief thank you note for your help with our recent plumbing problems. We were appreciative of your prompt attention. You, Kirk, Louis, Robbie and Chris were all extremely professional, good attitudes and were very efficient. We would recommend you highly to anyone we know needing plumbing-heating-cooling repairs. Again, thank you.

Martha & Al A.

Dear Mr. Bienvenu: Thank you so much for allowing us to pay off our new hot water heater. I also appreciate your help with this costly bill, and also with the excellent service we received from your Technicians. We look forward to doing business with you again in the future.

Albert W. C Jr.

Dear Sirs: Just to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You all did a wonderful job and people have given you praise. 

Janie F.

Dear Mr. Bienvenu: I wish to commend your entire staff for helping me get my mom’s sewer problem handled in an efficient and effective manner. Your office assistant (I’m sorry I don’t remember her name listened to my plight and relayed my concerns to the plumber. Louis Jr worked with me over the course of two days assuring me that he would give the problem his best effort but could not guarantee we wouldn’t have to dig up the entire front yard. His integrity and dedication got the job done! And then the gentleman (I think his name was Rick) who my mom talked with, assured her that her bill could be paid over a few months’ time, which is “life saving” to an elderly person on a fixed income, who wishes to remain independent. I could not have asked for more. 

Mrs. F.

Just wanted to pass on my sincere appreciation for everything you did with my tankless water heater. Hope I don’t have to call anytime soon.

Gina V.
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