Ringing in the New Year in New Orleans with New Plumbing Upgrades
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fresh showerThe beginning of a new year is a great time for both self-improvement and home improvements such as plumbing upgrades! They may seem like a small change but upgrading to high efficiency plumbing fixtures can impact your home’s energy and water usage in big ways. Some plumbing upgrades can also protect your home in the event of a flooding emergency.

At Bienvenu Brothers, we’ve seen plumbing come a long way since we first opened in 1937! We have over three generations of experience in the plumbing industry, including eco-friendly plumbing upgrades such as high efficiency plumbing fixture installation. With our variety of plumbing services we can help you determine which plumbing upgrades are best for your home.

Take a look at these recommended plumbing upgrades for the New Year.

In the bathroom

Running the water while brushing your teeth is a huge water waster and so is having outdated bathroom fixtures. An old showerhead can use as much as 5 gallons of water per minute (gpm) while older toilets use as much as 3.5 gallons of water per flush! High efficiency plumbing fixtures use half that amount of water or less, allowing you to cut your bathroom energy and water usage in half. Save even more energy, money, and water by choosing WaterSense bathroom plumbing fixtures, which meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) strict criteria for efficiency and performance. These fixtures are even more efficient than other high efficiency models.

In the kitchen

Not only is a leaky faucet a sign of potential plumbing problems, but it could also be costing you a lot more than you know. A leaking kitchen faucet can waste over 3,000 gallons of water per year according to the EPA. Maybe it’s time to install a low flow model, the best of which only use 1.5 gallons of water per minute. An easy way to immediately improve your faucet’s efficiency is to replace the aerator or the small mesh screwed to the end of your faucet. The New Year is also a good time to consider getting a new garbage disposal. While they aren’t energy wasters, old or damaged garbage disposals can cause issues with your plumbing.
In the rest of the house

Tired of running out of hot water but still want to improve your home’s energy and water efficiency? A tankless hot water might be a good plumbing upgrade to consider. They never run out of hot water and are well known for being more energy efficient than conventional tank models. A whole house water filter is also a great plumbing upgrade if you have concerns about water quality. They supply each water source in your home with clean, purified water. Flooding can be a concern for New Orleans residents, so upgrading to a battery backup sump pump is an excellent plumbing upgrade to consider.

Let Bienvenu Brothers help you start the New Year off right with money saving plumbing upgrades!

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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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