Filtering Out the Myths of Water Filtration
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Water Filtration Metairie LA1. I Just Need a Refrigerator Filter

The purifier in your refrigerator works perfectly well to filter large minerals like sand and dirt, plus it eliminates some taste and odor from your water. If you use a two stage filter, understand  is not the same as a reverse osmosis system, which utilizes three filters and an advanced membrane to filter out over 99% of total dissolved solids from your water.

2. Softening, Filtering, and Purifying: It’s All The Same

Standard water softeners do nothing to combat this chlorine issue, meaning the city water you drink might as well come from your local pool, unless you have a purifier. Purifiers are designed to eliminate the minerals and chemicals that softeners miss, so the water you drink is as pure as it can be. Filters, on the other hand, are usually designed for a specific purpose. These three water treatment methods play distinctly important roles in providing usable water at the lowest total cost.

3. Purifiers Are Too Expensive

Many people embrace water as an important part of their daily diet, but fear they can’t afford a high quality purifier delivering great tasting, chemical-free water at their kitchen sink. In truth, the annual filter change costs for an RO purifier are less than $6.00 per month. The real cost here is the money you lose every month you continue drinking bottled water.

4. Softeners Use Salt To Clean Water

Water softeners actually use a special media inside the softener to soften the water. After your softener goes through a pre-set number of gallons, it goes into regeneration, in which the salty brine flows into the softener to clean the media before being rinsed away. Because salt plays this secondary role, the water that comes out of your faucet contains no more sodium per liter than a slice of white bread.

5. If There Is Salt In The Brine Tank, The Softener Is Working

To be clear, if you’re NOT putting salt in the brine tank, it cannot work. But don’t assume the softener is operating at peak efficiency simply because it’s still using salt. As I just mentioned, the most important component of your softener is the resin inside the tank. Over time, this resin breaks down and becomes less efficient. When this happens, you end up with hard water and should consider investing in a new softener.

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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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