Have you ever had a plumbing problem spiral out of control? It's easier than you might think - one minute you're trying to unclog a toilet with a DIY fix your friend told you about. The next moment, a minor clog has turned into a major leak, and you don't have the tools or training to remedy the problem.
Logic says it's time to call a reliable team of plumbers in James Island, SC, but that's easier said than done. All too often, plumbing contractors and handymen promise a quick solution only to leave you high and dry. Other times, they'll show up on time and try to upsell their services or charge you an exorbitant rate you can't afford. What happened to the good old days when you could rely on a plumbing company to show up on time, work extra hard, and charge you a fair price?
Servant Plumbing represents the last of a dying breed dedicated to doing right by our customers. Our formula is simple: Show up on time motivated to solve your plumbing problems, put in a full day's work, and charge you a reasonable price.
You'd think that would be easy for other plumbing companies in Charleston, but they just can't help overcharging and underworking. On the other hand, Servant Plumbing puts our customers first - no questions asked.
Unlike other plumbing companies that talk a good game, we are the only plumbing company in metro Charleston that backs up our statement when we say that you, the customer, are our top priority. Why can we claim to be the best? Because we are currently ranked number one in the Greater Charleston Area out of over 60 plumbing companies.
We offer a wide variety of plumbing services in the Low country, including:
If you're looking for a Christian plumbing company that puts the customer first, look no further than Servant Plumbing.
Here at Servant Plumbing, our plumbers in James Island, SC go the extra mile to understand your needs. Whether you need help with a minor drain clog or a more serious repiping problem, we're here to help.
We're proud to develop a personal relationship with each of our customers, assuring them that their plumbing issues are being handled by the most capable, professional crew around. We make sure we do things right the first time without having to make a return trip. Our trucks are always stocked with the necessary parts and supplies to complete your job with integrity and confidence.
When other companies just say that you're their top priority, we mean it and can back it up with our strong service record and reputation. We're proud to be ranked #1 among more than 60 plumbing companies in metro Charleston. Unlike our competitors, we never charge service fees and proudly offer warranties on our parts and labor. If you're an active duty or retired military veteran, you can always expect a 10% discount when you trust Servant Plumbing on your property.
It's safe to say that we do things a little differently than other plumbing companies in South Carolina. In an industry known for big frowns, we're proud to put smiles on our customers' faces. We pride ourselves on having actual relationships with our customers. We always strive to see ourselves through the customer's eyes and constantly look for ways to improve our service.
In short, we genuinely care! Because without our customers, there is no us! And it really is just that simple, and here's how we show it:
Curious if we solve the plumbing problem you're dealing with? Here are a few of the most common plumbing services our company handles for customers.
Have you ever tried flushing the toilet and stood by in shock while it overflowed onto your bathroom floor? You're not alone. When it comes to common issues that Servant Plumbing solves, clogged drains have to be near the top. From toilet drains to shower drains and every kind of drain in between, we've seen it all. For the homeowner, it might seem like the end of the world. But to us, it's just another day.
Our plumbers in James Island, SC use the latest tools and technologies to unclog kitchen sinks, toilets, main sewer lines, showers, bathtubs, and more. Unlike other plumbing companies who quit once the clog is cleared, we can use a camera to give you solid answers as to why your drain is clogged. Once we know why your drains were clogged, we'll guide you on preventing problems from happening in the future.
In our experience, some of the most common reasons for drain clogs include:
If you've tried everything in your power to unclog your drain, it's time to call Servant Plumbing. When you trust our drain cleaning company, you can rest easy knowing we use the most advanced tools and reasonable pricing to eliminate your issue quickly and cost-effectively. When we're done, we'll leave your living space clean and tidy, like we were never there. That's just the Servant Plumbing way!
If you find that pipe repair just isn't going to keep your home's plumbing system running, it may be time to consider whole-home repiping. That's especially true if your home is over 25 years old. In these cases, replacing one pipe won't cut it. Whole-home and sewer line repiping is going to be your best bet, but it's a big job only suited for the most experienced plumbers in James Island, SC.
Keep an eye out for these surefire signs that you need repiping services. If any of these signs sound familiar, give our office a call ASAP:
To ensure your home truly needs repining, Servant Plumbing uses advanced tools to inspect your pipes first. If repairs suffice, we'll let you know. However, repining is the best way to go if you're dealing with constant leaks or recurring pipe problems. Repining is a great way to nip future plumbing problems in the bud while adding resale value to your home.
Other benefits of repining include:
Who doesn't love their garbage disposal? Aside from its loud noise, it can work wonders for food disposal and general kitchen cleanup. But tidying up after dinner is a lot harder when you flip that little switch, and your disposal doesn't work as it should. When your garbage disposal is clogged, it can snowball into other plumbing problems like sink clogs and even piping issues.
Though the most common culprit behind garbage disposal clogs is rust and hard items that jam up the propeller, worn blades and inefficient food disposal are also on the list. In some cases, corroded motor wiring impacts disposal failure, which can even cause shock hazards.
To ensure your family is safe and your garbage disposal is fixed, it's best to call Servant Plumbing for a garbage disposal inspection. Our expert plumbers in James Island, SC, have the proper tools and training to fix even the most confusing garbage disposal problems, like:
Whether you need simple repairs or a new garbage disposal installed, Servant Plumbing is here to help you make an educated purchase decision. As a crucial part of your kitchen, we know that living without your garbage disposal is a pain. That's why we'll work efficiently and effectively to find a solution to your problem, using innovative tools and decades of experience.
Have you noticed that water is leaking into your home or onto your property, but you can't figure out where it's coming from? Even a tiny leak emanating from your bathroom sink can cost you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars of damage and wasted water. The longer you wait to call a reliable plumbing company, the worse your damage will likely be.
Servant Plumbing has earned an impeccable reputation for leak detection and repair services. With high-tech equipment and years of training, our master plumbers can accurately diagnose and repair the leak in your home. That way, you can get back to enjoying time at home without worrying about water damage.
Our team detects and repairs many different types of leaks, including those coming from:
If you notice any of the following signs, call Servant Plumbing ASAP for leak detection services in Charleston:
If you love taking a hot shower after work or crave hot tub sessions on the weekends, it's crucial that your water heater is in good working order. That's especially true for everyday activities like washing clothes or washing dishes. Unfortunately, many homeowners in South Carolina fail to keep up with their water heater maintenance. Before they know it, their hot water is completely out.
Here's the truth: Even with ongoing maintenance, your home's water heater will break down with enough time. When that happens, you need a team of trustworthy, expert plumbers in James Island, SC, to help. Unlike other plumbing companies, Servant Plumbing can help with all your water heater needs, from repair to installation.
Sometimes, it can be easy to tell if your hot water heater has a problem, like if you aren't able to get any hot water for showering. However, some signs aren't as apparent. If you notice any of the following signs, it could be time for water heater repair or replacement:
Remember - water heater issues can be complex and difficult to diagnose. Before you try a DIY option that could create more trouble for you and your family, call Servant Plumbing. We've solved hundreds of water heater issues over our decades of experience and would be happy to help you too.
The quickest way to discover the Servant Plumbing difference is to experience it for yourself. If you're dealing with a plumbing problem in your home, contact our office today. We'll be happy to travel to your location and provide you with a free estimate. In the meantime, here are just a few reasons why we're the Low country's first choice for plumbing services in Charleston:
Ready for our team to fix your plumbing problems? Give our office a call today. We think you'll be happy with our unrivaled customer service, meticulous attention to detail, and cost-conscious pricing. When we leave your home, you WILL be smiling. We absolutely guarantee it!
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston City leaders provided some insight on a flood-prone neighborhood on James Island that saw an excess of water after Hurricane Ian.News 2 first introduced viewers to Michael Miller and his wife on Friday when Hurricane Ian flooded their home and others on Shoreham Road.According to Miller, it took about five to six hours for the water to drain on the street and about three hours for it to recede inside his home.“We just started getting as much of the water and as much of t...
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston City leaders provided some insight on a flood-prone neighborhood on James Island that saw an excess of water after Hurricane Ian.
News 2 first introduced viewers to Michael Miller and his wife on Friday when Hurricane Ian flooded their home and others on Shoreham Road.
According to Miller, it took about five to six hours for the water to drain on the street and about three hours for it to recede inside his home.
“We just started getting as much of the water and as much of the dirt out as we could. Putting up fans, scrubbing down everything. Trying to assess the damage,” said Miller.
According to Charleston City leaders, Shoreham Road is known to flood because it sits in a low-lying area.
“It’s a neighborhood where when that water falls on the streets and on the roofs and on the properties it’s hard to move it out very quickly especially if we get higher tides,” explained Matthew Fountain, the Director of Stormwater Management for the City of Charleston.
There are a few projects in the works to help prevent flooding in the neighborhood. Fountain said one includes a rain garden that is set to be built at the site of a former flood-prone home the city acquired through federal grants.
He said the other small project consists of constructing a drainage swale system to help store more water in the neighborhood. While these projects can help with a typical thunderstorm/rain event, Fountain said it will take more to prevent flooding in a major storm like Ian.
“That neighborhood is going to experience flooding. That’s part of the reason we’ve looked at home acquisitions and demolition in that location giving people the opportunity if they have a heavily flooded home to have the city work with the federal government and eventually buy their homes,” explained Fountain.
Meanwhile, drainage projects on other parts of James Island seem to be showing signs of improvement. News 2 met with Charleston County Councilwoman Jenny Costa Honeycutt at the Charleston Municipal Golf Course where drainage improvements are underway.
She said Hurricane Ian was one of the first big storms to hit the area since rolling out the projects. Because of the work that was done over the last few years, Honeycutt said the water in the system was able to drain within one tide cycle, as opposed to sitting for days as it has in the past.
“One of the parts of the improvements that really helped was cleaning out the Stono River outfall and then back up the ditch system to the entire watershed, so that water could drain out faster. In conjunction, we also enhanced these ponds you see on the golf course to allow more water to stay in the system as the tides change,” explained Honeycutt.
According to city leaders, they monitor streets like Shoreham Road ahead of big storms, making sure the pipes aren’t clogged.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The city of Charleston and regional partners are hosting their third free workshop for residents to learn about composting today, March 4.The March 4 workshop will be at the Daniel Island Recreation Facility, 160 Fairbanks Drive, from 11 a.m. to noon, according to a press release.The press release says the next two workshops will be on March 20 at the James Island Recreation Complex, 1088 Quail Drive, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on April19 at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 2 George Street, a...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The city of Charleston and regional partners are hosting their third free workshop for residents to learn about composting today, March 4.
The March 4 workshop will be at the Daniel Island Recreation Facility, 160 Fairbanks Drive, from 11 a.m. to noon, according to a press release.
The press release says the next two workshops will be on March 20 at the James Island Recreation Complex, 1088 Quail Drive, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on April19 at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 2 George Street, and via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m.
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According to the press release, the workshops are designed to provide tools and resources to help residents get started composting, including information on the new food scrap drop-off program and composting at home. Residents are invited to join a workshop of their choice and pick up a free, reusable kitchen compost caddy.
The press release says thanks to a regional partnership with Charleston, Charleston County and Folly Beach, multiple drop sites are available for residents in the Charleston region to drop off food scraps at no charge. Three new sites will open on March 1. The food scraps are then sent to the Bees Ferry Compost Facility, instead of the landfill, to be recycled into compost.
Residents interested in dropping off food scraps must sign up in order to learn how the program works and what items are accepted, according to the press release. The sign up form is also available at www.charleston-sc.gov/compost
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Once registered, the press release says food scraps can be dropped off at any of the following sites listed below:
Corinne Jones Park at 36 Marlow Drive (Peninsula)
Elliotborough Park at 134 Line Street (Peninsula), opening March 1
Medway Park at 2101 Medway Road (James Island)
James Island Recreation Complex at 1088 Quail Drive (James Island), opening March 1
Bees Ferry Landfill at 1344 Bees Ferry Road (West Ashley)
Ackerman Park at 55 Sycamore Avenue (West Ashley)
Folly Beach City Hall at 55 Center Street (Folly Beach)
Governors Park at 165 Fairbanks Oak Alley (Daniel Island), opening March 1
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For more information about each drop site, including hours open and directions to access the site, the press release says to go to www.charleston-sc.gov/compost
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — The Lowcountry Cajun Festival will return at James Island County Park on April 22 from noon to 6 p.m.New for 2023, festival admission will be charged per vehicle, and tickets are available for advance purchase, according to a Feb. 23 press release. A limited number of vehicles will be admitted. Tickets will be $35 per standard vehicle of up to 15 people in advance. If available, tickets at the gate will be $40 per vehicle. For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit ...
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — The Lowcountry Cajun Festival will return at James Island County Park on April 22 from noon to 6 p.m.
New for 2023, festival admission will be charged per vehicle, and tickets are available for advance purchase, according to a Feb. 23 press release. A limited number of vehicles will be admitted. Tickets will be $35 per standard vehicle of up to 15 people in advance. If available, tickets at the gate will be $40 per vehicle. For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.
Gold Passes will be valid for vehicle admission; the pass must be presented at the gate for entry. Gold Passes will not be sold on site the day of the festival, but may be purchased in advance online. Receipt of purchase will not be accepted, according to the press release.
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According to the press release, the 2023 Lowcountry Cajun Festival entertainment lineup is Shrimp City Slim Swamp All-Stars from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Les Freres Michot from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Corey Arceneaux & The Zydeco Hot Peppers from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The festival's small stage will host Friends of Coastal South Carolina for a program called “Who Calls the Swamp Home?” at 1 p.m. and the annual Crawfish Eating Contest will take place at 2:30 p.m., according to the press release. Other festivities include a crafters' market, souvenirs for sale and a kids' area.
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Children can enjoy access to the inflatables and climbing wall in the kids' area all day with the purchase of a $10 hand stamp. Credit cards will be accepted at select locations, but attendees are encouraged to bring cash for convenience purposes, according to the press release.
No coolers or outside food or alcohol permitted, according to the press release. Carpooling is highly encouraged. Pets are not permitted to this event. James Island County Park will be closed to regular park guests on April 22 in order to host the festival.
The press release says Lowcountry Cajun Festival is presented by Charleston Animal Society, Coca-Cola and Charleston County Parks. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.
Cyclists, walkers and joggers going through James Island to Folly Beach are one step closer to what officials hope is safer and easier travel.FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Cyclists, walkers and joggers going through James Island to Folly Beach are one step closer to what officials hope is safer and easier travel.The Rethink Folly Road Complete Streets Initiative focuses on improving connectivity and reducing congestion on Folly Road.The steering com...
Cyclists, walkers and joggers going through James Island to Folly Beach are one step closer to what officials hope is safer and easier travel.
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Cyclists, walkers and joggers going through James Island to Folly Beach are one step closer to what officials hope is safer and easier travel.
The Rethink Folly Road Complete Streets Initiative focuses on improving connectivity and reducing congestion on Folly Road.
The steering committee made up of officials from Charleston County, the city of Charleston, James Island and Folly Beach held their quarterly meeting Wednesday to go over where this project stands.
As far as the phase one update, Charleston County says we are seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel.”
The state’s department of transportation and health has officially approved the permits for phase one of Rethink Folly Road, according to a Charleston County official.
Phase one is the initial phase of the bike and pedestrian accommodation project, which includes mixed-use paths or lane markings, but construction cannot start just yet.
James Island Mayor Bill Woolsey says they are thinking of beach traffic and how this would impact construction if it were to start in the summer.
In addition to less traffic, these islanders could also see a beach shuttle connecting Folly Beach to James Island, sometime in the future. The town of James Island put out a survey on this to see if people would really use it.
“There is an interest if we can make the ride feasible,” Jenny Costa Honeycutt, Charleston County District 9 councilmember, said. “That is get out there in a way that makes it, encourages people to ride it instead of simply driving and waiting in traffic on their own.”
A survey that pulled in 400 responses from people on James Island, West Ashley and beyond says 77% of people would use a beach shuttle with 23% would not.
When asked if they would take a 10-minute ride in the shuttle in an alternative lane passing traffic, 86% said yes and 14% said no. When asked if they would take a 45-minute ride in the shuttle in the same lane of traffic, 19% said yes and 81% said no.
Katie Zimmerman, executive director of Charleston Moves, says this data could create transit opportunities in the future.
“I think the results are really telling and really useful,” Zimmerman said. “And its information we keep in the back of our minds proceeding forward.”
Charleston County says they are anticipating a 300-day construction timeline for phase one. There is not a set date of when that will start as of now.
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South Carolina House budget writers aimed to continue investing in economic development and the people of the state, the House’s lead writer says of the Ways and Means Committee budget proposal approved last week.Among the investments is money to prepare land for companies to locate, to freeze college tuition rates, to create new state parks and create a center for school safety.Lawmakers have about $3.5 billion in new annual and one-time revenue to spend in this spring’s budget discussions for the spending year tha...
South Carolina House budget writers aimed to continue investing in economic development and the people of the state, the House’s lead writer says of the Ways and Means Committee budget proposal approved last week.
Among the investments is money to prepare land for companies to locate, to freeze college tuition rates, to create new state parks and create a center for school safety.
Lawmakers have about $3.5 billion in new annual and one-time revenue to spend in this spring’s budget discussions for the spending year that begins July 1. In total, the House budget-writing committee proposed a $13.8 billion spending plan.
The full House is scheduled to debate the budget the week of March 13. After House approval, the Senate will start its deliberations.
Budget writers also had to take into account the second year of a scheduled tax cut that lowers the maximum income tax rate from 6.5% to 6.4%. The cut keeps about $96 million out of state coffers.
“I think this budget is an investment in the people and prosperity in South Carolina,” said Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville. “Low taxes, conservative budgeting, aggressive economic development efforts lead to a strong economy, which leads to additional opportunity to invest in the people and the economy in South Carolina.”
Among the planned expenditures, budget writers want to give $200 million to the S.C. Department of Commerce for economic development site preparation such as putting in roads, water and sewer infrastructure to sites for major economic development projects. An additional $5.5 million would go to the agency to update its branding efforts when marketing to businesses.
“Site preparation is critical to developing a competitive edge for South Carolina in the southeast to attract companies that can be economic drivers for our state and on a local level,” said state Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, D-Charleston.
The Ways and Means Committee also proposed spending $25 million on state park development, upgrades and maintenance.
The state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has acquired land to build out the Ramsey Grove State Park in Georgetown County, Fort Johnson State Park in James Island and Black River State Park in Williamsburg and Georgetown counties.
The last park opened by PRT was H. Cooper Black in Cheraw in 2006.
“To the degree we can add unique and special things for our citizens to enjoy and that will further draw people to South Carolina to contribute to our local economy, that’s a win for us,” Stavrinakis said. “These are amazing properties and pieces of land that we’re preserving or making special places out of them.”
Budget writers also included $3.2 million to create a center for school safety at the former Gilbert Elementary School in Lexington 1. The center was among the recommendations made by Gov. Henry McMaster in his proposed budget and is in line with the plan to have a school resource officer at every school in the state.
“Having regular training sessions is really a response to (what happened in) Uvalde’s failure to act, ‘Hey, this is what you do when there’s an active shooter,’ and they’re going to go work on that and that’ll be part of their training,” Bannister said.
In-state college students also are in line to not face an increase in their tuition rates for the fifth year in a row. House budget writers proposed $69 million for tuition mitigation to freeze tuition rates for in-state students.
“We wanted to focus on the access and affordability in higher education for our young students across the state,” said state Rep. Nathan Ballentine, R-Lexington. “Freezing tuition prices obviously prevents an increased burden on families and our students throughout the state.”
House budget writers also want to spend $196 million for Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Part of the expense includes replacing matching dollars lost from a decrease in federal funding because the state’s economy is doing well, Medicare premium increases, increased reimbursement rates, increased costs for inflation and other costs to maintain the same level of service in the state.
“This will draw more providers to our underserved communities and that’s been a goal of our subcommittee for the past five or six years,” said state Rep. Bill Herbkersman, R-Beaufort, who leads a panel overseeing health care spending.
Again not included in the budget proposal is money for to start building Interstate 73 to connect Interstate 95 to Myrtle Beach, a roadway that would encourage economic development in the Grand Strand and help with hurricane evacuations.
McMaster and Horry County lawmakers last year sought $300 million to start the highway, a recommendation the governor pushed for again this year. However, lawmakers included $200 million to speed up bridge work planned by the S.C. Department of Transportation around the state.
“My feel for the House is there’s still a very strong desire to fix the (current) interstate system,” Bannister said. “That we have to make sure that it’s up to snuff before we start building new roads.”
The initial budget proposed by Ways and Means does not include member-directed spending for projects in their districts.
Member projects are expected to be added when the House receives the budget back from the Senate. In recent years some earmarked projects have been controversial, including how money went to a nonprofit run by a lawmaker’s friend and how an Upstate Christian organization wanted to use state dollars to build a school.
Bannister said the Ways and Means Committee is working on the best way to review projects before they get state money, to make sure organizations or nonprofits that get dollars are in good standing, and if the project is worth the investment.
“We’re trying to figure out if there’s a way to vet those projects better than we have in the past,” Bannister said.
Bannister did not know how many member projects would ultimately be included but the committee has billions in requests.