The Heartless Ways Plumbing Problems and Water Damage Can Cause Heartache on Valentine’s Day
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ToiletForgetting to do something special for your valentine is pretty heartless, but forgetting to be proactive about your plumbing maintenance is so much worse! Neglecting what you may think are minor issues will only lead to major plumbing problems and heartache down the road. For example, a plumbing emergency that began with a small leak can cause extensive amounts of water damage in only a few minutes. You can take measures to reduce those chances by addressing plumbing problems as they come.

If there’s anyone who understands how heartbreaking plumbing problems and water damage can be its Bienvenu Brothers. Providing professional plumbing services to the Greater New Orleans area since 1937 has allowed us to gain a wealth of plumbing experience and skill. You can trust our expertise to handle any kind of plumbing issue. We’ve seen and fixed it all!

Here are a few heartbreaking ways plumbing problems and water damage can leave you high and not so dry on Valentine’s Day.

Smelly laundry

If your laundry and washing machine smell a little off, it could be because you’re doing too many loads in cold water. Although it’s a great way to save energy and money, it can also make it harder for odorous residue to wash away. Try doing the hottest load of laundry last on wash day to dissolve any buildup. Never let your wet laundry sit in the basin for too long or else you’ll return to dingy, musty smelling laundry.

Bubbly wallpaper and ceiling stains

A hot shower is a loving way to pamper yourself but all that heat and moisture isn’t loving towards your bathroom wallpaper. Over time, it will begin to bubble and wrinkle. Similarly, unsightly water damage from a hidden water leak can stain the ceiling below your bathroom and promote mold growth. Knowing how to find a hidden water leak can help you stay on top of this issue.

Frozen and burst piping

Insurance industry research statistics reveal that 37% of U.S. homeowners have suffered losses from water damage, the majority of which are the result of burst piping. Thousands of dollars in water damage can occur in only a few moments after a pipe bursts. Winterizing your plumbing is one of the best ways to minimize the chances of this plumbing emergency.

Overflowing toilet

A clogged toilet can cause an embarrassing overflow. Only flush small amounts of toilet paper down your toilet at a time, not items such as baby wipes, dental floss, and paper towels that belong in the trash! But rest assure if you do have a clog, our drain cleaning service keeps things flowing smoothly.

Worried about a Valentine’s Day plumbing heartache? Call Bienvenu Brothers for help with these heartbreaking plumbing problems and more!


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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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