Debunking Popular Plumbing Maintenance Myths in New Orleans
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Are you living in a plumbing fairy tale by believing in popular plumbing myths? If so, your story won’t have a very happy ending, and instead will be filled with plumbing problems. While they might seem harmless, the fact is that subscribing to false beliefs about plumbing maintenance will only cause more harm than good!

If there’s anyone who has seen the damaged caused by common plumbing myths, it’s Bienvenu Brothers. With three generations of experience in performing professional plumbing repairs in New Orleans, we strive to empower our valued customers by helping them separate fact from fiction when it comes to plumbing maintenance!

Here are five of the most common myths about plumbing maintenance debunked by our knowledgeable plumbers!

Fact or fiction…?

  • The loud banging noise coming from the water heater means it’s going to explode Fiction! These startling noises mean there’s a buildup caused by hard water inside the tank, which can interfere with the heating element of your water heater and cause it to operate inefficiently. Water heater maintenance from Bienvenu Brothers can resolve this problem!
  • Ice cubes sharpen garbage disposal blades Fiction! While they’re great for getting rid of odor-causing debris stuck to the blades of your garbage disposal, ice cubes cannot and will not sharpen them. If you feel that your garbage disposal’s performance is lackluster and it isn’t grinding waste like it used to, there’s no substitute for good old fashioned professional maintenance.
  • Flushable wipes are flushable Fiction! Just because the package says “flushable” doesn’t mean these wipes actually are. In reality, so-called “flushable” wipes can cause stubborn clogs in your toilet, not to mention the damage they can do to your septic system if you have one. Always err on the side of caution and toss bathroom waste other than toilet paper in the trash.
  • DIY plumbing repairs save time and money Fiction! This is perhaps one of the most popular and damaging plumbing myths out there. Without professional training, on the job experience, and the tools of the trade, DIY plumbing repairs can easily cause more damage, which will only need to be repaired by our plumbers. Save time and money by calling us first!
  • Leaky faucets aren’t a big deal Fiction! Did you know that a single leaky faucet can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water each year? That’s a ton of money down the drain, and it’s coming right out of your pocket! And because of the damage they cause, leaks in your plumbing pipes are no better. If you see a water leak or suspect you have one, call us ASAP!

Here’s a plumbing fact everyone can agree on; it’s always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to plumbing problems by calling a professional plumbing service. For plumbing maintenance and repairs in New Orleans, call 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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