Avoid DIY Drain Cleaning Mistakes in New Orleans With These Easy Tips!
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When it comes to clearing drain clogs, many homeowners avoid calling a plumber and try to clear the clog themselves in an effort to save time and money. Unfortunately most DIY drain cleaning hacks are dangerous and ineffective, and can cause even more damage to your plumbing pipes than a clog ever could!

With our variety of highly reviewed professional drain cleaning services in New Orleans, Bienvenu Brothers can clear stubborn drain clogs faster, safer, and more effectively than any DIY method! Our plumbers use advanced plumbing technology, such as video camera inspections, to find and clear clogs in kitchen sinks, bathtubs, floor drains, sewer lines, and more!

Here’s how to avoid a potential DIY disaster when it comes to drain clogs in New Orleans.

AVOID using professional plumbing equipment

Just because professional grade drain augers and hydrojetters are sold at hardware stores, doesn’t mean you should use them! Without the proper training and professional experience, you could end causing serious damage to your plumbing pipes when using this equipment, not to mention the fact that you could end up hurting yourself in the process.

AVOID harsh chemical drain treatments

Liquid drain cleaners are extremely dangerous, toxic, and ineffective. They’ll do a better job of corroding your plumbing than actually removing a stubborn clog. Not only are they an environmental pollutant, but they can cause severe chemical burns to your skin and eyes. Our eco-friendly Bio-Clean drain treatments are gentle enough for the environment but tough on clogs!

AVOID making your own clog removing device

Wire clothes hangers are meant for hanging clothes, not removing clogs. Unraveling one and shoving it down the drain to clear it will only have the opposite effect. It’s likely to get stuck and you’ll cause more damage to your pipes! And using your garden house as makeshift hydrojetter isn’t a good idea either, unless you feel like cleaning up a mess.

AVOID disregarding wood fragments in the backsplash

If you do make the mistake of DIY drain cleaning and notice bits of wood in any backsplash that comes out of the drain, don’t make the mistake of ignoring it. Wood fragments can indicate a tree root intrusion, which is a major plumbing problem! If this happens, call us immediately so we can get to the “root” of the clog and remove it properly.

The only thing you can and should do when it comes DIY drain cleaning is call a professional! With decades of experience, you can trust Bienvenu Brothers to clear even the toughest clogs. Call us at the first sign of drain clog to get things flowing smoothly again!

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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. 

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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.

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