How to Pick the Right Faucet for Your Bathroom or Kitchen Remodel in New Orleans
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Bathroom or Kitchen Remodel New OrleansWhether you’re doing a complete plumbing remodel or just can’t wait to get rid of your old, dripping faucet, you need to find a new faucet that will perform great, look great, and LAST! While you might think that any faucet replacement will do the trick, you should know that not all faucets are created equally. Some are unnecessarily pricey, some will develop water leaks, and some will wind up looking dingy and ugly! It’s time to find a balance between quality and cost when choosing a faucet replacement. With these tips on how to choose a faucet from our New Orleans plumbers, you’ll be able to do just that!

Tips for Choosing a New Faucet in New Orleans

Take the faucet finish in to consideration. Did you know that a faucet with a brass finish is likely to tarnish? Did you know that powder-coated enamel can be produced in a variety of colors? There are a ton of other finishes to choose from too including: pewter, stainless steel, brushed chrome, chrome, and gold plating. Make sure you choose a finish that will look good with the rest of your bathroom or kitchen, but also be sure it is a finish that will continue to look great for years.

Get your ideal number of handles. This is really a matter of personal preference. You can choose a faucet with one handle that controls both the hot and cold water, or you can choose a faucet with two handles. If you like the idea of having two handles, think about whether you want them mounted right alongside the spout or separately. Faucets with the handles mounted separately are called widespread faucets and tend to cost a bit more, but they can add a bit of charm that might be the right fit for your kitchen or bathroom!

Be wary of poor-quality interior components. There are sleek, beautifully-designed faucets out there that are hiding cheap, plastic components inside. These components may very well fail, causing water leaks, and cheap valves might make for dangerously abrupt changes in water temperature when you switch from cold to hot. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what’s on the inside of a faucet, so consult a local plumber who has the experience to know which faucets can withstand the test of time!

Strive to find a faucet with a warranty. Some faucets offer lifetime protection against dripping and leaks. In a world where nothing lasts forever, the longer the warranty, the better!

At Bienvenu Brothers, we have been doing faucet repairs and installations for decades, so we know which faucets are good investments and which ones aren’t worth your hard-earned dollars! For faucet installation in New Orleans and Metairie, give our plumbers a call today!

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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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