5 Reasons We Love Celebrating World Plumbing Day in New Orleans!
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worldplumbingdayNew Orleanians always have a reason to celebrate something and World Plumbing Day is no exception! Designated as a day to recognize the integral role plumbing plays in the lives and health of the global community, World Plumbing Day is celebrated annually on March 11th. This important day was created in 2010 by the World Plumbing Council (WPC) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO).

The message of World Plumbing Day is especially important to us here at Bienvenu Brothers. During the three generations that we’ve proudly served the greater New Orleans community, we’ve seen several advancements made in plumbing technology and techniques. By combining this technology with our decade’s worth of experience, we’re able to provide you with the best plumbing services in New Orleans.  As we move forward into the fourth generation of the Bienvenu Family serving the Greater New Orleans area, we will continue to seek out the latest skills to better serve our client’s needs.    

Here are 5 reasons to celebrate World Plumbing Day in New Orleans.

Clean and safe drinking water

Without indoor plumbing and a proper sanitation or sewer system, the risk of spreading waterborne illnesses and other diseases increases significantly. Data from the WPC reveals that 1.6 million people die each year as a result of preventable diarrheal diseases caused by drinking contaminated water.

Water right on tap

Indoor plumbing is still considered one of the greatest technological achievements to come out of the Industrial Revolution. Before indoor plumbing, water had to be fetched from a well or a body of water and hauled all the way back home. Isn’t it nice to have clean water coming right out of your faucet from the comfort of your home?

Set it and forget it laundry

Today’s modern washing machines make doing laundry a snap, but imagine washing all your laundry by hand in a river or in a basin using a washboard? It’s definitely not a pretty — or a fun — picture!

A nice, hot bath

There are some things you probably aren’t willing to share with your family and bath water is one of them! Before the convenience of indoor plumbing, families heated water on a stove and poured it into a basin for bathing. Members took turns bathing in the same water so being first in line was a luxury!

Bathroom bliss

Having to share bathwater would be bad enough but just think of what life would be like without flushing toilets! Imagine going outside to do your business every day and in every kind of weather. This was the harsh — and stinky — reality of life without indoor plumbing!

We’re glad these days are behind us, and we’re proud to be part of such an important, life-changing industry. To see how much easier our New Orleans plumbing service can make your life, call Bienvenu Brothers today! Happy World Plumbing Day!



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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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