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 Sullivan's 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 Sullivan's 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 Sullivan's 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 Sullivan's 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 Sullivan's 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 Sullivan's 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!
FOLLY BEACH — In a referendum locals viewed as a battle for the future of this barrier island, Folly Beach residents narrowly voted to limit the number of short-term rentals that can operate on one of Charleston’s most popular beach communities.The vote for tighter restrictions is expected to slowly shrink the number of short-term rentals that can operate here.“It looks like the citizens want to have a year-round community, not just a weekly community,” Mayor Tim Goodwin said after the results were in....
FOLLY BEACH — In a referendum locals viewed as a battle for the future of this barrier island, Folly Beach residents narrowly voted to limit the number of short-term rentals that can operate on one of Charleston’s most popular beach communities.
The vote for tighter restrictions is expected to slowly shrink the number of short-term rentals that can operate here.
“It looks like the citizens want to have a year-round community, not just a weekly community,” Mayor Tim Goodwin said after the results were in.
A narrow majority of voters, 53 percent, said “yes” to the only question posed by the Feb. 7 referendum. The results will be certified on Feb. 9.
Island residents were asked to decide whether short-term rental licenses on Folly Beach should be capped at 800.
According to unofficial returns from the Charleston County Board of Elections, just 77 votes separated the results.
Some 655 of the island’s registered voters agreed with the restrictions, compared to 578 who did not want to see the limit imposed.
At the heart of the one-question issue was a central concern shared by many Charleston-area beach communities: How do communities balance all that comes with being a tourist destination while still preserving what makes a place special?
Tuesday’s vote adds a fresh layer of local oversight but the impact of the decision could take years to materialize. Goodwin and city staff estimate it could take about three years for Folly Beach to drop down to that 800-mark.
Property owners have had to apply for short-term rental licenses since 2018. Currently, there are more than 1,100 active licenses on the barrier island, which accounts for some 40 percent of the island’s properties.
Under the proposed ordinance, owners with short-term rental licenses may continue to operate and keep their licenses until there’s a transfer to a new owner or family member. No new short-term licenses would be granted until the number of active permits falls below 800 — a figure based on the number of pre-pandemic licenses in 2020.
A waiting list would be established for future permits, but there are a lot of unanswered questions about further specifics or effects the limit would have.
Katherine Meader, who is one of those owners, voted “no” to the cap. As a mother of five, she said her vote was about protecting the future of her five children.
“They’re the ones who are going to carry it on. I just want them to be able to do the same thing that their mom has done without having to get in line behind someone who may have moved here a year ago,” she said. “I don’t want my kids to have to get back in line to apply for a license that might already be at its cap.”
Others saw short-term rentals and the flow of transient guests staying in them as a threat to the established community and its longtime residents who don’t want new neighbors every week.
Two advocate groups were especially vocal about the vote: Save Folly’s Future, which was pushing for the cap; and Folly United, which opposed the cap proposal.
Neither leader of the rival vote efforts could cast a ballot because they do not live on Folly Beach, but pro-cap John McFarland sat outside the polling place from 11 a.m. until polls closed at 7 p.m.
For Colleen Lamar, the vote “yes” was about preserving a place she loves.
“This will be my home until they carry me out in a box,” she said.
The referendum, at times, pitted neighbor against neighbor, with dueling yard signs along residential streets.
Folly is the latest beach community to make a decision about how to handle short-term rentals. Sullivan’s Island banned short-term rentals more than two decades ago. Isle of Palms could be next. On Feb. 6, the eve of the Folly Beach vote, a roomful of people attended a special workshop hosted by Isle of Palms City Council on short-term rentals.
Picture this: You just moved to Charleston, SC and you need some help with the practicalities of life (we can’t just sit back and relax on Sullivan’s Island all day, unfortunately). That’s where we come in. Keep reading for Charlestonian 101, our guide to all things CHS citizenship.Voter registrationMake sure you’re eligible and registered to vote, find your polling location, and preview upcoming elections and sample ballots ...
Picture this: You just moved to Charleston, SC and you need some help with the practicalities of life (we can’t just sit back and relax on Sullivan’s Island all day, unfortunately). That’s where we come in. Keep reading for Charlestonian 101, our guide to all things CHS citizenship.
Make sure you’re eligible and registered to vote, find your polling location, and preview upcoming elections and sample ballots here.
Driver’s licenses and vehicle registration
New residents in need of an SC driver’s license will need to provide their social security number, proof of identity, citizenship, and date of birth, and two documents confirming their current physical SC address.
For dealer-purchased vehicles, titling and registration will be completed for you (generally). If your vehicle was purchased from an individual that holds the title, here’s what you’ll need to register your car in SC:
Find out what you need to transfer a plate or request a new one here. Initial registrations may be subject to title and registration fees.
Visit an SCDMV branch to obtain an SC driver’s license or register your vehicle.
Establishing yourself with a primary care provider is one of those things you’ll be glad you did when you need one. Reach out to the professionals at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, MUSC Health, or Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, to name a few. Pro tip: Websites like DocSpot filter physicians by location, patient reviews, insurance, language, and more.
Prepare your student for the school year by registering them with Charleston County School District (or Berkeley County School District). Here, you’ll find school districts based on your residential area,and elementary, middle, high, and charter schools within each of the eight constituent school districts. Use this map to find school options by zone.
Get details on Charleston County School District registration and enrollment here, including a required documentation list and registration link. For information on Charleston County’s private schools, check out this list.
Library card registration
If you think libraries are only for checking out the occasional book, think again. Register for a library card at your nearest Charleston County Public Library branch or online to take advantage of:
To get your card, you’ll need a photo ID and proof of address. Young adults ages 12-17 are eligible for a young adult library card, and those under the age of 12 can get a card with a parent or guardian’s signature.
Thanks for thinking green. For everything you need to know about recycling in Charleston, from pickup days to container requests and accepted materials, check out this Charleston County Environmental Management page.
Moving is exciting, but no one wants to unpack by candlelight. Establish your services with Dominion Energy by creating an account or updating your address in your existing account. Pro tip: Check out this info to learn how to manage seasonal bills.
No connectivity issues here. Check out some of the internet providers in the 843 below. Note: Service cost and availability may vary by location.
Having an SC driver’s license and an 843 area code may qualify you on paper, but you’re not officially a Charlestonian until you’ve taken part in some local fun.
Rooftop bars and restaurants
You haven’t properly enjoyed a Holy City skyline unless you’ve enjoyed a drink on a rooftop overlooking the hustle and bustle of our city with your closest friends. Did someone say golden hour photo op? Here are a few spots.
Live music and Charleston go together like peanut butter and jelly. There’s no shortage of local venues like Credit One Stadium, Music Farm, The Windjammer, and Pour House, so the chances of seeing your favorite artist live in action are pretty good. Take a look at upcoming concerts.
With historic buildings like “America’s First Museum” and “America’s first theater,” Charleston has its fair share of stories to tell through the years — which makes sense, given that the city dates back to 1670.
Explore our history coverage to learn about ghost stories, preservation efforts, and local landmarks, and check out these interesting facts about the Holy City’s past and quirks.
Is there something you’re still left wondering about to get you properly established in the Holy City? Ask us your question and we’ll do our best to answer it for you, like a good neighbor.
Charleston, South Carolina, with its Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss, spectacular sunsets, and historic charm, is one of the top destination wedding spots of all time, ...
Charleston, South Carolina, with its Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss, spectacular sunsets, and historic charm, is one of the top destination wedding spots of all time, according to The Knot. However, the last decade has also seen a steep rise in those celebrating their upcoming nuptials with a destination bachelor or bachelorette weekend in the southern city.
The bachelorette party is often easy to spot, wearing sashes or matching T-shirts as the team traipses down King Street, but there is much more to celebrate in Charleston than simply a night of barhopping (though we have you covered there too). In true Southern fashion, Charleston has a buffet table of options laid out for bachelorettes to sample. If you’re planning a Charleston bachelorette party, here are the places to eat, stay, and play for a weekend that is uniquely Charleston, and one that you can customize to your preferred bachelorette weekend style—no sashes required.
Eating is a cultural activity in Charleston—residents and visitors alike take it very seriously. Classic Lowcountry flavors shine in a variety of spots, from fluffy grab-and-go biscuits at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit (which has locations on Upper King and in the City Market) to the always elegant Circa 1886, expertly helmed for more than 20 years by Chef Marc Collins, housed in the Wentworth Mansion on a residential block just a short stroll away from Colonial Lake.
For friends who are always eating off each other’s plates, Estadio is an easy choice, where the idea is to share all the tapas, from tuna crudo to deviled eggs and caviar, then order a porron—a traditional glass wine pitcher with a spout from Spain used to share wine with a group—to really get the party started. A stop at Rancho Lewis for spicy margaritas and some hearty Tex-Mex fare is decidedly smart pregaming if partying later is your pleasure, and its spacious dining room can easily accommodate larger groups.
Since the city has heartily embraced the oyster bar trend, there’s a lot in that salty vein from which to choose, including 167 Raw with its lovely (and often lively) courtyard on Lower King, and Rappahanock Oyster Bar, where, in addition to a rotating selection of oysters and raw bar offerings, Chef Kevin Kelly has satisfying, seasonal seafood dishes for those in the group who might prefer something such as baked clams with a coconut sauce to raw oysters.
Off-the-peninsula options for those considering beach days or boat days include Jack of Cups, serving up a funky Folly Beach vibe and plant-forward menu, and any of the many spots along Shem Creek for seafood, dolphin spotting, and plenty of photo opportunities. Out on Sullivan’s Island, The Obstinate Daughter is a crowd-pleaser for wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and whatever is the chef’s special, while Sullivan’s Fish Camp, one of the new kids on the block, promises —and delivers on—a retro vibe mixed with tiki-esque drinks and one seriously spot-on basket of fried local shrimp.
Where groups choose to stay in Charleston really does craft the experience since a beach vibe is very different from a downtown scene or resort move. The metro area has close to 20,000 hotel rooms, and knowing your party and your activity preferences can not only improve the trip experience for everyone, but give you more opportunities for walking versus ride-shares, more precious minutes by the pool, and more chances to be on time for any reservations and activities you have planned.
The Town of Sullivan’s Island and Fort Moultrie are hosting Carolina Day events to commemorate the Battle of Sullivan’s Island that took place on June 28, 1776.The Town of Sullivan’s Island, along with Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, is hosting a morning event on June 25 to honor the historic Revolutionary War battle.Even though the entire conflict took place on the island and was one of the first great American victories of the Revolutionary War, little had been done on Sullivan’s Island to mark the ev...
The Town of Sullivan’s Island and Fort Moultrie are hosting Carolina Day events to commemorate the Battle of Sullivan’s Island that took place on June 28, 1776.
The Town of Sullivan’s Island, along with Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, is hosting a morning event on June 25 to honor the historic Revolutionary War battle.
Even though the entire conflict took place on the island and was one of the first great American victories of the Revolutionary War, little had been done on Sullivan’s Island to mark the event until 2019 when the town, along with Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, began to reestablish a commemoration to complement activities in downtown Charleston organized by the Palmetto Society. Since then the Sullivan’s Island event has grown steadily.
Carolina Day festivities on Sullivan’s Island will take place on the plaza in front of Town Hall on at 9 a.m. Activities will include raising of the Moultrie flag, a proclamation by Mayor Patrick O’Neil, participation by the Daughters of the American Revolution and a special speaker on the history of the battle.
An extra special treat will be the firing of a musket salute by members of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, Col. Moultrie’s own unit. Invocation and benediction will be by Rev. Daniel Massie. Refreshments including doughnuts, coffee and orange juice will be served.
Everyone, including students of all ages, islanders both old and new, visitors and anyone interested in learning more about the first significant event in Sullivan’s Island history are encouraged to attend the ceremony on June 25.
Additionally, Fort Moultrie will celebrate the 246th anniversary of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island with events on June 25 and 26.
At Fort Moultrie from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be living history soldiers in period uniforms, musket and cannon drills and firing demonstrations.
Visitors of all ages have the chance to experience the American Revolution through the life of a soldier at Fort Moultrie. The park entrance fee has been waived June 25.
Cannon demonstrations will be on Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Musket demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m.
Patriots and Loyalists will be represented with the 2nd South Carolina Regiment and 33rd Regiment of Foot.
Fort Moultrie is located at 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island. The park represents the history of static seacoast defense in the United States, from the American Revolution to the end of World War II.
For more information call 843-883-3123 or visit www.nps.gov/fosu.
SULLIVAN’S ISLAND — Sullivan’s Seafood Restaurant was an island staple from 1988 until Sept. 6, 2020, when owners Sammy Rhodes and Donna Rhodes Hiott permanently closed the local favorite. Ben and Kate Towill hope their restaurant — which opened in the 2019 Middle St. space May 17 — will honor the building’s past while ushering it into the future.Sullivan’s Fish Camp is now open, serving customers local seafood an...
SULLIVAN’S ISLAND — Sullivan’s Seafood Restaurant was an island staple from 1988 until Sept. 6, 2020, when owners Sammy Rhodes and Donna Rhodes Hiott permanently closed the local favorite. Ben and Kate Towill hope their restaurant — which opened in the 2019 Middle St. space May 17 — will honor the building’s past while ushering it into the future.
Sullivan’s Fish Camp is now open, serving customers local seafood and beach-themed cocktails Tuesday through Sunday.
The Towills are the owners of design and hospitality firm Basic Projects. Kate, head of design for the Charleston-based company, has led the design of residential and commercial properties, including an athletic club and Basic Projects’ two other restaurants: Basic Kitchen and Post House.
Alongside her husband, Basic Projects head of operations Eva Suarez and other members of the team, Kate led the two-year renovation of Sullivan’s Fish Camp, where she set out to create a 1970s-inspired beachside aesthetic. Her goal was to give the space a fresh look with elements honoring Sullivan’s Seafood, like a framed flag and original menu.
A place that feels new and nostalgic all at once.
“That’s been the biggest compliment that we have received is (people saying) ‘Oh it feels like it’s been here forever,’ ” Kate Towill said.
Leading the kitchen as executive chef is Davis Hood, who grew up on Isle of Palms with his brother Nathan, culinary director of Basic Projects. Hood, who recalls walking by the Middle Street building on his way to Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, is focusing on sustainability at the new Sullivan’s Island restaurant.
Local purveyors like Abundant Seafood, Tarvin Seafood, Lowcountry Oyster Co., Vertical Roots and Peculiar Pig Farm dot the Sullivan’s Fish Camp menu.
“It’s not your average fish camp in my eyes,” Hood said. “The whole concept of snout to tail cooking, we’re trying to bring that vibe but with fish. Understanding that the ocean is such an important part of our lives and not trying to have any waste.”
If there is one dish that epitomizes this approach, it’s the Sullivan’s Island Gumbo that features Tarvin Seafood shrimp, clams, okra, lobster broth, dayboat fish and Anson Mills Charleston Gold Rice. The West African style gumbo’s gluten-free base is made using chicken bones, lobster shells, shrimp shells, fennel, celery, palm oil and Bradford Family Farm okra, which replaces a roux as the stew’s thickening agent.
Ben Towill said the gumbo, along with the pan-roasted fish of the day and tempura nori tuna with furikake aioli have been some of the restaurant’s top sellers in its first weeks of service.
“We feel like the menu’s been received really well,” Ben Towill said. “Guests and everyone have felt really comfortable which has been a big bonus.”
Fresh seafood isn’t the only element that gives Sullivan’s Fish Camp that desired beachside feel. Self-described “fruity” cocktails like the tequila-based Sumter’s Watch, rum-based Sullivan Swizzle and the frozen paloma will immediately put patrons on island time.
Sullivan’s Fish Camp is open for dinner from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and lunch is currently served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The restaurant plans to eventually serve lunch and dinner daily.
For more information, visit sullivansfishcamp.com or call 843-883-2100.