Are You Ready For Colder Weather?

Charleston has been unseasonably hot, but the forecast is calling for some cooler temperatures in the next few weeks. Every winter, we always have at least one freezing week, and now is the time to learn how to protect your home’s plumbing system. In preparation for cold days and nights, the LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air expert plumbing team recommends the following tips to keep your home safe and sound during cold weather.

  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 the experts at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air at 843-620-6810. Remember, we offer 24-hour service!

Current Specials At LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air

We’re currently offering four special discounts for LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Aircustomers across the Lowcountry!

 

$99 DRAIN & SEWER PLUMBING SERVICE

 

Let us do the dirty work. If we can’t restore your plumbing systemsto working order, our service is FREE!  Includes free camera inspection of the main drain system.

 

$20 OFF ANY PLUMBING SERVICE

 

Enjoy $20 off any LimRic plumbingservice over $100. We are available for your plumbing needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

$100 OFF WATER HEATER PURCHASE & INSTALL

 

Enjoy $100 OFF your electric, gas, or tankless water heaterpurchase & install from the LimRic experts!

 

$20 OFF A/C OR HEATING REPAIR

 

Enjoy $20 off any heatingor A/Cservice conducted by a LimRic professional. You can rest easy on our service pledge of “Call Today, Comfortable Tonight!”

 

Visit our Specials pagefor full details and disclaimers and call LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Airtoday!

 

LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Airproudly serves homes and businesses in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island, Summerville, Hanahan, and Goose Creek.

 

Make The Switch To A Tankless Water Heater

We know that every penny counts when you’re trying to save on energy bills! Did you know that choosing a tankless water heater can save you and your family over $100 per year?

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!

The team at Limric, Plumbing, Heating & Air can provide you with all the details about switching your home over to a tankless water heater.

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

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.

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.