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Repair or Replace: How Do You Know it’s Time for a New Water Heater?

When was the last time you thought about the condition of your water heater? Too long ago to remember? Maybe never?

Unless you step into the shower one morning and are jolted awake by freezing cold water pouring onto your head, we’re willing to bet your water heater is “out of sight, out of mind.”

That’s a perfectly natural attitude, but it could spell trouble down the road. Here at LimRic, our water heater replacement experts in Charleston, SC, want to help you prevent water heater failure and get the service you need before it’s too late. In this post, we will highlight some common warning signs of imminent water heater breakdown and help you decide whether to repair or replace this essential appliance.

First and foremost: Do not ignore any of the issues illustrated in this infographic! (more…)

Why You Need Spring Cleaning for Your Drains

We’ve all been spending extra time in our homes this spring as we do our part to fight the spread of the coronavirus. “Cabin fever” takes on an entirely new meaning for folks dealing with slow, sluggish drains — or worse, backed-up sinks, tubs, or toilets.

Finicky plumbing is a hassle, and it’s tempting for homeowners to brush off these types of inconveniences and keep pressing on with daily life, hoping to save money. So, maybe you noticed something wasn’t quite right with your kitchen sink — or you smelled something not so pleasant in the bathroom — and thought a little bit of work with the plunger or a bottle of chemical drain cleaner would do the trick.

Here’s a better idea: schedule a good spring cleaning for your drains! 

Here at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air, leading drain cleaning experts in and around Charleston, SC, we know what happens when a clogged drain goes unaddressed. Before we highlight some of the benefits of professional drain cleaning, let’s take a look at how NOT to handle drainage issues in your home. 

This infographic illustrates four consequences of ignoring a clog. (more…)

How We’re Continuing to Serve — and Protect — Our Customers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

During these uncertain times, as people all over the world adjust to a new reality due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s good to know that some things have not changed. 

Residents of the Lowcountry can still count on our team here at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air to help them stay comfortable in their homes. 

As an essential business, we remain open and able to provide residential plumbing services in Charleston, SC, and the surrounding region. If you’re experiencing a problem with your plumbing, drains, water heater, or indoor air quality as you and your family hunker down at home, we encourage you to call us for help.


Announcing the Winners of February’s Give Back Grant


We’re proud to announce that WEZL’s 2019 Concert for the Kids & Pattison’s Academy have been chosen as the recipients of February’s Give Back Grant. The Give Back Grant program, initiated in 2016, demonstrates our “LimRic Pride” by donating a financial contribution to two 501(c)(3)nonprofit organizations each month. 

WEZL’s 2019 Concert for the Kids is an annual tradition that benefits MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. The event, which took place on February 12 at Charleston Music Hall, featured musical performances by Jon Pardi, Runaway June and Waterloo Revival. Continued supporters of MUSC, LimRic staff also pledged $500 in December during WEZL’s Cares for Kids Radiothon, with funds benefitting the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. 

Pattison’s Academy is an education and rehabilitation academy providing comprehensive, year-round programs to support children with disabilities and their families. The organization provides therapy and family support services, education through PACE Charter School and a therapeutic summer camp, all intended to maximize the potential of each child and also empower parents as caregivers. Quickly approaching is Pattison Academy’s 3rd annual Ride-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, March 9thwhich will fund this year’s summer camp. To learn more or to register for the event, please visit

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How To Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are great to have in any household because they prevent stinky garbage cans and make clean up after an evening of cooking a breeze. But, many homeowners don’t give much thought to how the garbage disposal works with their plumbing systems.  

The plumbing experts at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air are happy to answer this common question: How can you ensure that your garbage disposal continues to work properly and efficiently?  

The Answer? You must be very careful about what you send down your disposal, as it will affect your whole kitchen’s plumbing functionality.  

Garbage disposals are meant to break down foods and send them through the pipes. Just because you may think something is safe to put into the disposal does not mean that it is. According to our plumbing technicians at LimRic, the following items should never be placed in the garbage disposal:  

Fat or Grease, Pasta, Rice, Stringy Vegetables, Potato Skins, Whole Fruits or Vegetables, and Coffee Grounds 

If there is ever an issue with your garbage disposal such as a leak, malfunctioning parts, or an unpleasant odor, don’t take the risk of sticking your hand down the drain. Let one of our plumbing professionals at LimRic solve the problem for you!  

Limric, Plumbing, Heating & Air  proudly services garbage disposals in homes and businesses in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, West Ashley, James Island,  Johns Island, Summerville, Hanahan, and Goose Creek. 


Give our expert team at LimRic Plumbing, Heating and Air a call at (843) 639-4051. 

LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air Offers Expert Emergency Plumbing Services

One of the most stressful experiences of homeownership is a plumbing emergency, especially if water is entering your home. Plumbing disasters can occur any time of day or night, and many plumbing contractors only offer services during working hours.


At LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air, we’re proud to offer prompt, courteous, professional 24-hour service for our customers. Our highly-trained staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that your plumbing emergencies are resolved immediately. We’re prepared to solve any plumbing issue, including garbage disposal malfunctions, leaks, toilet clogs, drain clogs, water heater repair & replacement, sewer & main line issues, and frozen pipes.


When a plumbing emergency happens, it is vital to you that you have a technician out to your home as soon as possible. When you call LimRic, we will answer your call immediately and help get your home back to normal as soon as possible.


Limric, Plumbing, Heating & Air  is one of the few locally owned air conditioning companies in our area. As the Lowcountry’s premier central air repair company, we proudly service homes and businesses in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, West Ashley, James Island,  Johns Island, Summerville, Hanahan, and Goose Creek.


Experience our unparalleled customer service today. Give the HVAC experts at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air a call at (843) 620-6810.

$99 Main Drain Plumbing Service

99 Main Drain Plumbing Service

Clogged toilets, slow draining sinks, or sewer trouble? Let LimRic do the dirty work.

The least desirable household chores are clearing clogged drains and dealing with sewer backups. If an issue occurs, call LimRic’s professional team of plumbers before diving into the dirty work yourself. We offer free camera inspections and upfront pricing, along with our guarantee to handle your sewage and plumbing problems effectively and swiftly.

LimRic is now offering a $99 main drain plumbing service. If we can’t restore your plumbing systems to working order, our service is free.

Call (843) 620-6810 to schedule your appointment today. LimRic plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

LimRic delivers a full range of plumbing services including: drain clearing, drain replacement, sewer maintenance, sewer replacement, sewer emergency service, and main line unclogging.

At LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air, it’s our goal to provide the most efficient and effective plumbing service for our residential and commercial customers in Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, James Island, West Ashley, Summerville, and other surrounding areas. Limric’s plumbing service technicians are experienced, courteous, and rigorously vetted. Put our decades of experience in the plumbing industry to work for your home today.

Prepare Your Home for Freezing Temperatures

With temperatures dropping below freezing in Charleston, it’s time to take some important steps to protect your home’s plumbing system. In preparation for these cold days and nights, our plumbing team recommends the following tips to keep your home safe and sound during this icy season.

  1. Open your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children.
  2. Let the cold water drip from faucets served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipes (even at a trickle) helps prevent frozen pipes.
  3. Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night, instead of lowering the temperature at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but this can prevent a much more expensive repair job if pipes do freeze and burst.
  4. If you will be traveling during a cold weather snap, leave the heat on in your home and set it to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
  5. Make sure everyone in your family knows where the water shutoff valve is and how to open and close it in case a pipe does burst.

If a pipe freezes, make sure that you take the following precautions:

  1. If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, leave the faucets turned on until water flows again.
  2. Do not use electrical appliances in areas of standing water. You could be electrocuted.
  3. Never try to thaw a pipe with a torch or other open flame because it is a fire hazard.
  4. You may be able to thaw a frozen pipe using a hair dryer. Start by warming the pipe as close to the faucet as possible, working toward the coldest section of pipe.

Finally, if your water pipes have already burst, turn off the water at the main shutoff valve in the house and leave the water faucets turned on. Then, call LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air at 843-620-6810.


Go Tankless!

Here at LimRic Plumbing, Heating and Air, we make every penny count! Did you know that choosing a tankless water heater can save you and your family over $100 per year? Who would’ve known! A tankless water heater cuts the energy usage in half. Tankless units only begin to heat the water once the faucet is turned on, and they operate on natural gas or propane. The key advantage is that they eliminate the extra cost of keeping 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank. Less energy equals less money being spent!


Interested in switching your water heater to a tankless unit? We encourage you to give us a call at (843) 225-2665.


How To Avoid Garbage Disposal Problems

Garbage disposals are great to have in any household because they prevent stinky garbage cans and make clean up after an evening of cooking a breeze. How can you ensure that your garbage disposal continues to work properly and efficiently? You must be very careful about what you send down your disposal. 

Garbage disposals are meant to break down foods and send them through the pipes. Just because you may think something is safe to put into the disposal does not mean that it is. The following items should never be placed in the garbage disposal: 

  • Fat or Grease
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Stringy Vegetables
  • Potato Skins
  • Whole Fruits or Vegetables
  • Coffee Grounds

If there is ever an issue with your garbage disposal don’t take the risk of sticking your hand down the drain. Let one of our professionals solve the problem for you! Give our team at LimRic Plumbing, Heating and Air a call at (843) 639-4051.