The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in Lancaster, SC, our philosophy is simple: provide our clients with quality, dependable gutter services at a fair price. Unlike some gutter cleaning companies, we believe in honesty, hard work, and helpful advice. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our primary goal. Before we pull out of your driveway, we will take the extra time to educate you about the work we performed. That way, you can sleep with confidence, knowing that your gutters are working correctly. We genuinely take pride in our work and strive to treat your home like it was our own, so you can focus on your obligations while we handle the dirty work. Regardless of the gutter service you choose, you can rest easy knowing your home is in the hands of trained, insured professionals. Whether you need a simple gutter repair or a complete gutter installation, we have the skills to get the job done with a level of service and quality unmatched by our competition. No shortcuts. No compromises. Only efficient, trustworthy gutter services in Lancaster.
Gutter Cleaning in Lancaster, SC
We treat every gutter project as a top priority. Attention to detail is the heart and soul of our business. We go far beyond providing simple gutter services, giving you incredible insight into your seamless gutters project. Your gutter installation will be handled by licensed and insured professionals. It all starts here, please begin below.
The primary role of your gutter system is to channel water off of your roof and direct it away from your home’s foundation. Gutter blockages can result in water running over the sides of your gutters. That water will eventually settle around your foundation. With time, pooling water will affect the reliability of your home’s structure, causing cracks, mold growth, and even collapse.
Your home’s gutter system is held up by fascia boards, which are typically made of wood. When your clogged gutters overflow with water, your fascia boards will begin to rot. On top of that, your fascia boards must hold the increased weight of your clogged gutters. The combination of rot and weight can cause your gutter system to fail, resulting in expensive repairs.
If you want to maintain the beauty of your landscaping, having clog-free gutters is essential. When your gutters can’t do their job, overflowing water will pour down the sides of your home. Eventually, this water will damage the trees, shrubs, and flower beds close to the base of your home.
When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, rainwater, and other forms of precipitation have nowhere to go. This causes water to fill your gutters to the brim. Because each gallon of water weighs around eight pounds, this extra weight will cause your gutters to crack, bend, or even tear away from your roof. Your gutters are rendered completely useless at that point, and you’re looking at very expensive repairs.
If you don’t have the time and patience to commit to proper gutter cleaning, The Gutter Gorilla team is here to help. We have been cleaning gutters in Lancaster for years. With a fully trained team of gutter professionals on staff, we have the experience and resources to clean your gutters effectively and efficiently.
Common Signs of Clogged Gutters
One of the most common questions we get at The Gutter Gorilla centers around when homeowners need gutter cleaning in Lancaster, SC. The answer is nuanced, but generally speaking, your gutters need to be cleaned twice a year or whenever they become clogged. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly easy for the average homeowner to climb up on a ladder, get on their roof, and look to see if their gutters are full of debris.
Luckily, there are some common signs that you can look out for to save yourself from costly repairs:
Gutter Installation in Lancaster, SC
Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments that you will make as an adult. As a homeowner, you know that protecting that investment is a priority. While most homeowners do a good job of staying up to date with home maintenance, sometimes life happens, and things begin to slip through the cracks. For many homeowners, gutters and downspouts are often one of those overlooked items.
Whether you need gutters installed on your new home or your old gutter system is dilapidated and needs replacing, we’ve got your back.
At The Gutter Gorilla, we specialize in custom gutter installation in Lancaster, SC. Because we have our own machinery, we are essentially cutting out middlemen manufacturers so that our customers benefit from lower prices and higher quality gutter systems. We strive to be friendly, affordable, and effective. We will always make your schedule a priority over our own.
When you trust The Gutter Gorilla with your new gutter installation, know that you are working with the best in the business.
Here are just a few reasons why we are the premier gutter installation company in Lancaster:
- We only use premium materials and install seamless, 6” aluminum k-style gutters to hold more water.
- Our installation methods are tried and tested.
- Our gutter installation experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to work hard for you.
- We offer a warranty on all our products and services.
- We are licensed and insured.
- Your satisfaction is our #1 concern. We back that up with actions, not words.
When Should You Consider Gutter Installation?
Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you need new gutter installation or gutter repairs. The most reliable answer will come after our team has had a chance to inspect your gutters in Lancaster. Before you call our office to schedule an inspection, consider the following symptoms of a failing gutter system:
- Gutters are starting to pull apart and separate.
- Gutter guards are starting to sag and pull away from the roof.
- The gutter hangers have begun to break or bend.
- Downspouts are starting to crease or are no longer straight.
- Gutters show signs of rust or have visible holes.
Quick, Reliable Gutter Repairs in Lancaster, SC
Cleaning and repairing gutters can be a tiresome task. We understand that the last thing you want to do with your free time is to try and figure out how to repair your damaged gutters. However, gutters that are left unrepaired can cause extensive damage to your home and lawn. If you see that your gutters are damaged, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible. Gutter repairs range in complexity and can be as simple as patching a hole in one of your downspouts to re-securing gutters on your home’s fascia board. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a gutter inspection, so our team can get a full understanding of the repairs that need completing.
Here are a few signs that you should be aware of that usually require gutter repairs in Lancaster, SC:
Pooling WaterPuddles of water accumulating near your home’s foundation
LeaksThe next time it rains, grab your umbrella and check your gutters for signs of drips or leaks.
Displaced HardwareIf you notice gutter-hanging hardware laying on the ground under the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in The Gutter Gorilla. This is a sign that your gutters aren’t fastened securely. One strong gust of wind or heavy rainstorm could cause serious damage to your gutter system.
MoldCheck your basement and your attic for signs of mold growth. If you see any mold or mildew, your gutters might not be doing their job of directing water away from your home.
Peeling PaintHave you noticed that paint is starting to peel down the side of your house? Is there rust beginning to form on your gutters? If so, you could be dealing with a leak. Usually, the result of rust or a puncture, this type of problem needs to be patched by a professional
Uneven GuttersIf your gutters are uneven or starting to sag in the middle, it’s not a good sign. In situations like these, pooling water will not be able to drain towards your corner downspouts. Eventually, the entire gutter will pull away from your home. It is highly recommended that you hire our team of professionals to repair this problem before it gets even worse.
The Trusted Choice for All Your Gutter Needs in Lancaster
At The Gutter Gorilla, our commitment is to provide you with an easy, care-free, educational experience. When you give us the opportunity to earn your business, you can trust that we will provide you with the highest quality gutter repair services at the best prices in the Lowcountry. From the moment we first visit your home for an inspection to the time we do our final walk though, your satisfaction is our top priority.
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Four drug-related arrests made at Lancaster, S.C. home
WBTV Web Staff
This article has 495 words with a read time of approximately 2 minutes and 28 seconds.LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV) - A search warrant execution at a Lancaster County, S.C. home has led to four arrests and pending charges on two other people.Lancaster County Multijurisdictional Narcotics Task Force, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), and an agent with the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) served the search warrant early Wedne...
This article has 495 words with a read time of approximately 2 minutes and 28 seconds.
LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV) - A search warrant execution at a Lancaster County, S.C. home has led to four arrests and pending charges on two other people.
Lancaster County Multijurisdictional Narcotics Task Force, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), and an agent with the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) served the search warrant early Wednesday night at a home off Airport Road and found 13 people including Taylor Lynnette Glover, age 29, Charlene Denise Hall, age 42, Roger Allen Little, Jr., age 31, Freddrick Lamont Stevens, age 34, and Anthony David Wright, age 56, at the property, both inside and outside.
During the search, agents found suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana, buprenorphine, and alprazolam along with digital scales and smoking pipes in the home and in Glover’s purse in a car on the property.
Glover and Hall were arrested and charged with the substances found at the property.
Little was not charged with the drugs found but was wanted by the sheriff’s office on an unrelated warrant and was taken into custody.
Stevens also was not charged with the drugs found but had outstanding warrants for other drug offenses.
Glover is charged with possession of methamphetamine and simple possession of marijuana. She posted bonds totaling $5,620 and was released Thursday.
Hall was charged with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute buprenorphine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of alprazolam, and four counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance within proximity of a school or park. The home is near a child daycare center. Bonds totaling $10,000 were set, and Hall has not yet made bond.
Little was served with a warrant for breach of trust with fraudulent intent $2,000 to $10,000. His bond was set at $10,000, which he has not yet posted.
Stevens was served with one warrant charging him with distribution of fentanyl and a second warrant charging him with distribution of fentanyl in proximity of a school or park for an incident that occurred earlier in September at the same location. Bond was set at $2,500 on each charge, and Stevens was released Thursday.
Wright was not arrested on the scene but faces the same charges as Hall and will be taken into custody at a later time.
“This property has been a constant source of complaints of all kinds. We have served search warrants at this address at least three times, and our investigators have been there many times concerning property crimes. This seems to be a gathering place for folks who break the law, and we will keep going back as long as we have cause to do so,” said Sheriff Barry Faile.
Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers in one of the following ways: dial 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), log onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or download the P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.
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2 charged after deputies seize crack, heroin, gun from home in Lancaster County
WBTV Web Staff
LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV) - An investigation in Lancaster, S.C. with Homeland Security Investigations, the county SWAT team and the county multijurisdictional narcotics task force led to the arrest of two adults now facing multiple drug charges.The agencies came together and served a search warrant at a home off 17th Street in Lancaster Wednesday, Oct. 13. Brenda Lachelle Harrison, 31, and Hykeim Malik Williams, 25, both residents of the home, were arrested.Two other adults and two children were in the home at the time of the sear...
LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV) - An investigation in Lancaster, S.C. with Homeland Security Investigations, the county SWAT team and the county multijurisdictional narcotics task force led to the arrest of two adults now facing multiple drug charges.
The agencies came together and served a search warrant at a home off 17th Street in Lancaster Wednesday, Oct. 13. Brenda Lachelle Harrison, 31, and Hykeim Malik Williams, 25, both residents of the home, were arrested.
Two other adults and two children were in the home at the time of the search. All of the home’s occupants were removed while the search was underway.
No one was injured during the operation.
During the search agents found suspected heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, digital scales, a 9 mm pistol and assorted ammunition, and $2,108.00 cash, all of which were seized.
Harrison and Williams were arrested, and warrants charging each of them with possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and three counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance in proximity to a school or park (Stafford Belk Park) were served on them at the Lancaster County Detention Center.
Bonds totaling $20,000 were set for each of them Oct. 13. Both posted bond on these charges. Williams was released but Harrison is being held on a motion by her bondsman on a previous case to go off that bond.
The other adults in the home were not charged.
“We continue to regularly get complaints about narcotics activity in specific locations, and our task force is doing an excellent job of using that information to make good drug cases,” said Sheriff Barry Faile in an issued statement. “In this case we arrested two people we’ve dealt with before and seized quantities of three different drugs, a gun, and cash.”
Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers in one of the following ways: dial 888-274-6372, log onto midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or download the P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.
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Surveillance video shows violent altercation in Lancaster County jail
LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Never before seen video from the Lancaster County Detention Center shows what led up to chaos behind bars.In the video, you see one man, identified as Cedric Creighton, pacing back and forth in front of one cell as he appears to be talking to someone. Another inmate identified as Troy Moore exits his cell and the two appear to be arguing as other inmates watch.After some time of arguing, Creighton stops, takes his socks off, walks back to Moore and hits him.As the two wre...
LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Never before seen video from the Lancaster County Detention Center shows what led up to chaos behind bars.
In the video, you see one man, identified as Cedric Creighton, pacing back and forth in front of one cell as he appears to be talking to someone. Another inmate identified as Troy Moore exits his cell and the two appear to be arguing as other inmates watch.
After some time of arguing, Creighton stops, takes his socks off, walks back to Moore and hits him.
As the two wrestle, Raymond Bailey joins into the fight. Once on the ground, Moore took several blows to the head with hands and feet. The two beat him for more than 25 seconds. But that wasn’t it, Bailey comes out nearly two minutes after the fight, grabs a broom and hits him several times. Moore didn’t move.
Moments after, officers say someone broke a window, poured soap and water on the floor and threatened to harm any officers who tried to get into the cell. And at one point, even a fire broke out.
According to a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, “The fire caused no structural damage to the detention center. Fire personnel checked the detention center to make sure the fire was completely out and the facility was safe.”
The statement also says “Officers observed one of the inmates bleeding heavily and made the decision to enter the cell block. It was determined the inmate cut himself intentionally likely with a piece of glass from the broken window. He was treated by EMS personnel on scene and airlifted from the landing zone at the detention center to a medical facility for treatment. A deputy flew with the inmate. The inmate is expected to recover.”
Creighton was charged with Assault and Battery by a Mob 3rd Degree. Bailey is accused of encouraging the other inmates to disobey the officers’ commands. He was charged with Assault and Battery by a Mob 3rd Degree, Inciting Prisoners to Riot, Arson 3rd Degree, Willful Injury to a Courthouse or Jail, and Carrying a Weapon by an Inmate.
Steven Darryl Lucas, Jr., age 28, shielded Bailey from the officers’ view as Bailey attempted to tie the cell block door shut with an article of clothing to prevent officers from entering. He was charged with Participating in a Riot by Prisoners.
MUSC Lancaster dealing with long wait times, staffing main issue
LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV) - Hospitals across the country are battling the second COVID-19 surge of the year.The delta variant has left emergency departments slammed with people waiting hours and hours for care.The Medical University of South Carolina’s Lancaster (MUSC Lancaster) hospital is feeling the pressure. In some cases, people were forced to wait 15 hours or more to be seen.Windi Bahl happily played with her service dog after coming back from the VA hospital in Salisbury - where she has been going ever since he...
LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV) - Hospitals across the country are battling the second COVID-19 surge of the year.
The delta variant has left emergency departments slammed with people waiting hours and hours for care.
The Medical University of South Carolina’s Lancaster (MUSC Lancaster) hospital is feeling the pressure. In some cases, people were forced to wait 15 hours or more to be seen.
Windi Bahl happily played with her service dog after coming back from the VA hospital in Salisbury - where she has been going ever since her experience at MUSC Lancaster’s emergency department.
”For 15 hours I sat there and they don’t check on you. It’s just complete and utter chaos basically,” says Windi Bahl.
Bahl went in after experiencing excruciating pain on her right side.
”I felt forgotten. I definitely felt forgotten,” says Bahl.
It is the same feeling Amanda Bennett felt when she waited for more than 10 hours to be seen for what ended up being a stroke.
”It feels really bad to feel that way especially the fact that after leaving there I was still feeling as bad as I was when I came in,” says Bennett.
Much like other hospitals, at MUSC Lancaster - if you come to the emergency department you are not going to get turned away, but the hospital staff is dealing with what they call bottleneck wait times for three reasons.
Chief Medical Officer Edward McCutcheon says these problems should not discourage anyone from coming to the ED.
”All the hospitals are having the same challenges. There are a lot of factors that are playing into the way we provide care currently, but we are committed to provide the best emergency care,” says McCutcheon.
”It’s distressing right,” says Scott Broome.
MUSC Lancaster CEO Scott Broome’s distress comes from these long wait times people are going through.
”We do our absolute best to manage wait times and we have not been as successful in that these last 10 weeks as I would like,” says Broome.
Staffing issues, less bed usage because of that and more patients both COVID and non-COVID have been eating away at the hospitals wait time track record. Staffing being the biggest issue driving the delays.
Here is how the hospital works:
When someone comes into the emergency department, a person assesses the person’s needs with what is called triage. Triage is when a nurse gets all of the medical information for the person’s sickness or injury so the nurses can know who to treat first. This is all dependent on how bad the injury or sickness.
However, McCutcheon says the people who are coming into the ER do not see what is happening behind the scenes. McCutcheon says ambulances are coming in bringing patients that need immediate care. That is also another reason why the people in the waiting rooms are waiting longer.
Broome says they need to hire more people to fill that 15 percent vacancy.
”The best solution to address the need and the bottle necks that we have and to flow patients through the care process is to have more staff,” he says.
Broome says they are trying to get creative to achieve that. A more condensed hiring process to get people started quicker and requiring all staff to be vaccinated are their top solutions. It is a few things that Broome feels could help improve week by week as COVID continues to change the way hospitals work.
”We’re messaging this as a new normal and we need to learn to operate within this environment,” he says.
MUSC Lancaster is not currently on diversion. According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s data, there have 61 percent of hospital beds occupied.
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COVID case averages start to fall in York, Lancaster and Chester. What does it mean?
Coronavirus case trends in York, Lancaster and Chester counties are slowly beginning to dip, but state health officials caution that South Carolinians shouldn’t let down their guards just yet as hospitalizations and COVID deaths are rising.York County’s seven-day average of newly confirmed cases, as of Wednesday, dropped to roughly 169 infections per day, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Earlier this month, that average was 287 cases per day, ...
Coronavirus case trends in York, Lancaster and Chester counties are slowly beginning to dip, but state health officials caution that South Carolinians shouldn’t let down their guards just yet as hospitalizations and COVID deaths are rising.
York County’s seven-day average of newly confirmed cases, as of Wednesday, dropped to roughly 169 infections per day, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Earlier this month, that average was 287 cases per day, DHEC data show.
Wednesday, the county reported seven new COVID-19 deaths, DHEC data show. During the entire month of August, York County reported 24 deaths and so far in September, it has already added 19.
The county’s hospitalizations also remain high. York County hospitals, as of Tuesday, were treating 70 coronavirus patients, with 12 in the intensive care unit.
“Unfortunately, I don’t feel that we can be confident that we have turned the corner,” assistant state epidemiologist Dr. Jane Kelly said Wednesday. “I think that we still have a lot of challenges with our hospitals being filled with severely ill individuals, coming close to capacity in many cases. Not all are filled with COVID patients, but certainly, it’s having an impact on our healthcare system.”
Wednesday, Lancaster County reported two COVID deaths, DHEC data show. Lancaster County has, so far in September, reported 14 COVID-19 deaths, which is more than the total number of deaths it reported in August, according to DHEC.
Last week, the county reported seven deaths, which is just under the county’s highest-ever weekly death total of nine.
But the county’s seven-day case average dropped Wednesday to 64 infections per day, DHEC data show. Earlier this month, the county’s average was 98 cases per day.
“I am hopeful that this is a sign that we will have a continued downturn but I’m nervous about people becoming too complacent,” Kelly said. “If we let down our guard about masks, about the importance of getting vaccinated, the importance of keeping our distance — especially in indoor settings, then we risk that surge going back up again.”
Wednesday, Chester County’s weekly case average fell to 29 infections after staying around 40 cases a day since it reached an all-time high of 42 on Sept. 2, according to DHEC data.
The county reported one death Wednesday. So far in September, Chester County has reported eight COVID deaths, which marks the same number of deaths it reported during the entire month of August, according to DHEC.
Kelly urged more state residents to get vaccinated after South Carolina’s low vaccination rate left it vulnerable to the highly-transmissible delta variant, which contributed to the state’s surge over the summer.
“I am cautiously optimistic that we might start to see a decrease in the number of cases,” she said. “We’re by no means certain that there will not be a surge in this fall and winter as more people are indoors, as more people might travel or gather around the holidays. If another variant emerges that might be another cause for another surge.”
Here is the latest coronavirus data for York, Lancaster and Chester counties:
New cases reported Wednesday: 95 confirmed, 20 probable
New deaths reported Wednesday: 6 confirmed, 1 probable
Seven-day average of new cases: 169.4 confirmed infections per day
Two-week incidence rate: 1,021 cases per 100,000 people
Vaccination rate: 46.4% of the county’s population has been fully vaccinated
Rock Hill School District active cases: 40 students, 7 staff
Fort Mill School District active cases : 97 students, 16 staff
York School District 1 active cases: 19 students, 6 staff
Clover School District active cases: 63 students, 13 staff
New cases reported Wednesday: 23 confirmed, 9 probable
New deaths reported Wednesday: 1 confirmed
Seven-day average of new cases: 63.9 confirmed infections per day
Two-week incidence rate: 992 cases per 100,000 people
Vaccination rate: 41.1% of the county’s population has been fully vaccinated
Lancaster County School District active cases: 114 students, 40 staff
New cases reported Wednesday: 13 confirmed, 33 probable
New deaths reported Wednesday: 1 confirmed
Seven-day average of new cases: 29.3 confirmed infections per day
Two-week incidence rate: 1,535 cases per 100,000 people
Vaccination rate: 43.7% of the county’s population has been fully vaccinated
Chester County School District active cases: 59 total
This story was originally published September 22, 2021 4:18 PM.