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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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!
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Two new dining options are moving into the West Ashley area, including a brunch spot and a New York pizzeria.‘Breakfast is a meal, brunch is a lifestyle.’That is the motto for Ruby Sunshine, a New Orleans-based brunch eatery that opened the doors of its second Charleston-area location on Friday.Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group has taken over a space in The Victory at 835 Savannah Highway in West Ashley, joining the other location at 171 E Bay Street in downtown Charleston.The spot...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Two new dining options are moving into the West Ashley area, including a brunch spot and a New York pizzeria.
‘Breakfast is a meal, brunch is a lifestyle.’
That is the motto for Ruby Sunshine, a New Orleans-based brunch eatery that opened the doors of its second Charleston-area location on Friday.
Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group has taken over a space in The Victory at 835 Savannah Highway in West Ashley, joining the other location at 171 E Bay Street in downtown Charleston.
The spot will offer a Big Easy-inspired take on traditional Southern brunch fare including eggs benedict, shrimp and grits, omelets, and award-winning cocktails.
“We love the city and we fell in love with it the first time we came to see it,” Founder Jennifer Weishaupt said. “There’s such a great connection between Charleston and New Orleans and it has so many similar, parallel vibes in terms of the people, the architecture, and the history so that part of it is really fun.”
Ruby Sunshine in Avondale will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.
You might have seen this food truck roaming the streets from Moncks Corner to Mount Pleasant serving up New York-style slices, but now it’s putting down roots at a permanent location in West Ashley.
Pizza A Modo Mio is moving into the old Ladles location at 3125 Bees Ferry Road in January.
The spot will offer fifteen different styles of 18-inch pizza pies served by the slice, garlic knots, chicken rolls, subs, and other selections you would expect to find at a traditional Long Island pizzeria.
Owner Michael Pitera ships all the dough in from New York and each week makes the homemade sauce and fresh mozzarella that tops the pies.
“Being from West Ashley and having the store in West Ashley, I can really bring that New York flavor to Charleston,” Pitera said. “I wanted to bring that style to my own neighborhood.”
As a bonus, Pizza A Modo Mio will double as an Italian ice shop, offering 16 different flavors of the popular dessert.
A grand opening is planned for Jan. 10, 2023, according to Pitera. Hours will be Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Earlier this week, state Rep. Gary Brewer made a post on Facebook demanding the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) look into the Highway 61 Bridge on Ashley River. Brewer is claiming the bridge is unsafe and driving on it could lead to dangerous collisions."I've been driving that road since 1982 and it's gotten worse and worse and worse," said Jeffrey Hearn, who lives in West Ashley....
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Earlier this week, state Rep. Gary Brewer made a post on Facebook demanding the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) look into the Highway 61 Bridge on Ashley River. Brewer is claiming the bridge is unsafe and driving on it could lead to dangerous collisions.
"I've been driving that road since 1982 and it's gotten worse and worse and worse," said Jeffrey Hearn, who lives in West Ashley.
The Highway 61 Bridge may be small, but for some driving over, it can be nerve-wracking.
Read more: Bridge replacement project along West Ashley Greenway to begin Monday
"Whenever I'm going over (the bridge), I tell my kids just to be quiet," said Addie-Jane Lynn, a West Ashley realtor. "I will answer your questions when I get over this bridge because the potholes are bad, it's kind of scary."
Many neighbors complain that the bride has erosion, which ends up leading to potholes.
"It's eroding on the sides and it's got a slope to it," Hearn said. "The other side that draws the city-bound traffic toward the other lane, it's really hazardous and really needs to be fixed."
Hearn has been driving over the Highway 61 Bridge for most of his life and after years of frustration, he decided to make a change. He hopes action is taken soon.
"I can get to where I'm going in 12 minutes on a bicycle and it takes me 20 minutes on a car," Hearn said. "I would love to see Glenn McConnell finished all the way to Summerville so it will get Summerville traffic out of 61. I don't know what else to say because all they do is talk about it, but don't get anything done."
Read more: Ashley River Bridge North closed due to mechanical malfunction, CPD says
The SCDOT issued the following statement on the bridge:
"The Ashley River Road bridge over the railroad tracks is in fair condition and does not currently meet the criteria to be replaced. We routinely inspect all state maintained bridges and this bridge is safe for travel."
"SCDOT is committed to improving our bridge network statewide. We are repairing and replacing hundreds of deficient bridges across South Carolina as part of the agency's Strategic 10-year plan to improve the state's roads and bridges. Additionally, SCDOT has asked the General Assembly to consider an additional $200 million per year over five years to be included in the upcoming budget that would be directed to expedite and increase those efforts."
WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – A West Ashley man is warning others about a scam after someone attempted to gain access to his bank account while pretending to protect the victim from a fraud attempt.“I initially got a text message asking if I had made a change,” explained Jamey Mellis, CEO of Software Solutions and Designs.Mellis said the message appeared to come from his bank, Wells Fargo, on Wednesday.“I’m looking at the message and just 10, 12, 15 seconds later I get a phone call from someone...
WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – A West Ashley man is warning others about a scam after someone attempted to gain access to his bank account while pretending to protect the victim from a fraud attempt.
“I initially got a text message asking if I had made a change,” explained Jamey Mellis, CEO of Software Solutions and Designs.
Mellis said the message appeared to come from his bank, Wells Fargo, on Wednesday.
“I’m looking at the message and just 10, 12, 15 seconds later I get a phone call from someone who said they’re from Wells Fargo fraud alert,” he recalled.
The person on the other end asked if he was attempting to make multiple purchases.
“Wanted to know if I had made a charge at Walmart out of Atlanta- I told him no. He asked me if I was out of town, and I said no. He goes ‘OK how about a charge at a gas station in Atlanta?’ No.”
The man texted him a link to confirm he did not make the charges.
“So, when I clicked on it, up came the screen asking me to sign into Wells Fargo — and I looked at it and did not have the same address as the link did. Nor was it a Wells Fargo address,” he warned.
Mellis told the man he didn’t know if this was legit.
“He said well, look- look at the number I’m calling you from and I want you to pull out your card. Turn your card over and you’ll see it’s the same number that’s on the back of your card and sure enough it was the same telephone number,” Mellis explained.
Mellis just happened to be driving by his Wells Fargo branch in West Ashley. He went inside and talked to someone.
“She told me that they were getting inundated with these types of calls and that it was definitely fraud.”
Mellis owns Software Solutions and Designs, and he is a certified, trained computer security expert. He said caller ID info can be faked to look like a call came from a legitimate number.
“Usually when I get a call and somebody tells me they’re from wherever I usually will hang up and call him to confirm,” he said.
He went the minute that I login, they capture my username and password and then they could’ve gone straight into Wells Fargo log into my account and got access to every account I have and drained everything that I have. I think if the average person, if they would have looked at that they would’ve fallen for that.”
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Some residents of the Avondale Community are worried about how proposed safety improvements in West Ashley will cause problems for their neighborhood.Officials with both the city of Charleston and Charleston County said the improvements will make the intersection safer, but some Avondale residents worry it will negatively impact their neighborhood.A petition called “Stop the Avondale Avenue at Savannah Highway Realignment Project” currently has over 300 signatures and counting.REA...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Some residents of the Avondale Community are worried about how proposed safety improvements in West Ashley will cause problems for their neighborhood.
Officials with both the city of Charleston and Charleston County said the improvements will make the intersection safer, but some Avondale residents worry it will negatively impact their neighborhood.
A petition called “Stop the Avondale Avenue at Savannah Highway Realignment Project” currently has over 300 signatures and counting.
READ MORE: Petition: “Stop the Avondale Avenue at Savannah Highway Realignment Project”
The writers of the petition claim realigning Avondale Avenue and Nicholson Street on Savannah Highway will bring “profound” and “permanent” effects on the livability, culture and safety of the Avondale Neighborhood.
For some background, the Avondale Realignment is just one part of the Savannah Highway Capacity and Intersection Improvement Project, which aims to improve traffic flow and safety at several West Ashley intersections. The project’s website states the plan for the Avondale portion of the project includes realigning Avondale Avenue with Nicholson Street, which would require the demolition of the building that currently hosts DBs and Alpha Graphics.
The City of Charleston said it is currently working with property owners to secure right-of-way acquisition for the realignment,’ which essentially means the city is working to secure the property owner’s consent.
Avondale Resident Katherine Anderson said she thinks realigning Avondale Avenue with Nicholson Street will push more cars through area neighborhoods, increasing traffic. She said she is also concerned that the realignment would enable a new parking garage to be built where the DBs and Alpha Graphics building currently sits.
“I think that this project is really to get the commuters into town and out of town, and the residents that live here are not necessarily being thought of, in my opinion,” Anderson said.
The City of Charleston said a private property owner has expressed interest in building a garage once the intersection improvement is done, but that it is not a part of the county or city’s plan.
“The city appreciates the county’s efforts to make this part of Avondale safer, particularly in light of last week’s tragic collision, and is working with area property owners to help secure the needed right-of-ways,” The City of Charleston said in a statement.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The Charleston County School District will continue its sea...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The Charleston County School District will continue its search for a new superintendent on Tuesday as an ad-hoc committee plans to narrow down the list of search firms for the position.
It’s been over a year since the search for a new superintendent began in CCSD.
The previous Board of Trustees paused the search to wait until after elections, and now the new board seems to be ready to move forward, but not at the pace many initially anticipated.
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Ad-hoc committee members tell ABC News 4 that the list of search firms will be narrowed down from five, which is the list the previous board had left, to three at Tuesday's meeting.
That list will then go to the Board of Trustees to make the final decision on who to hire.
Board members tell ABC News 4 that the expectation is for a narrowed-down list to be reviewed by the March 13 CCSD Board of Trustees meeting. They'll use the selected search firm to start narrowing down superintendent candidates.
However, the initial timeline announced by the district in August was to have all finalists interviewed and a new superintendent announced by March 31.
While it doesn't look like that will happen, board members tell me that they're certain to get down to business in the coming weeks despite a lot of the moving parts.
“Although the parts are moving, it's constantly trying to keep up with what's actually happening, and what each member is considering and thinking and making sure that those are cohesive. Because ultimately, the board operates as nine or as a body politic, not as an individual," said Ed Kelley, District 2 representative. "So that's the piece, that it is so difficult to make sure that everyone's on the same page, or at least everyone is aware of what's coming down the pipe, so everyone can be prepared to engage meaningfully in the conversation.”
The full school board has been together for less than three weeks since the special election for the District 6 seat was held earlier this month. That's why the district is also getting help from the South Carolina School Board Association in the search process.
But throughout this all, there have been a lot of questions surrounding current superintendent Don Kennedy’s involvement in the district's future.
Kennedy took over as interim superintendent in January of 2022 after longtime superintendent Geritta Postlewait resigned after six years. District officials still have not confirmed why she left.
In July of 2022, Kennedy was promoted to full-time superintendent. Despite the title change, it was made clear he would hold this position only until a new superintendent was hired.
But it hasn't been ruled out if he will be a candidate in this search.
Based on the way he has handled the job so far, some board members say they hope he is.
“If you put yourself in his position, basically, you get a new boss randomly, and you don't know who it's going to be, because functionally, that's what the board is, as a group is to supervise [the] boss," Kelley said. "So on November the 9th, you get a new boss, and then that boss immediately goes, ‘Well, we are going to start searching for your replacement.’ How can anyone really [handle it] like he had? Mr. Kennedy has handled this with absolute dignity."
If Kennedy is replaced, it would be the fourth superintendent for Charleston County schools in nine years. ABC News 4 checked with the district, and the current total compensation package for the superintendent position is just over $246,000.