The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in York, 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 York.
Gutter Cleaning in York, 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 York 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 York, 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 York, 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 York, 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 York:
- 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 York. 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 York, 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 York, 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 York
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.
Ready to get started? Start your free estimate right from our website, or give our office a call today to learn more about our exceptional gutter services in York. We will handle the heavy lifting while you spend your free time enjoying life!Contact Us
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Four Sooners Earn All-America Honors
University of Oklahoma
NORMAN – Four Oklahoma men\'s golfers were named All-Americans by the GCAA, the organization announced on Monday. The Sooners\' four selections to the first, second or third team were the most in the country.Jonathan Brightwell earned second-team honors, while Quade Cummins, ...
NORMAN – Four Oklahoma men\'s golfers were named All-Americans by the GCAA, the organization announced on Monday. The Sooners\' four selections to the first, second or third team were the most in the country.
"Obviously having four All-Americans is a huge accomplishment for our program," head coach Ryan Hybl said. "I\'m so proud of our group for this last season. All four of these guys had moments during the year that were big time for our team, but more importantly, the consistency of this group is what truly stands out."
For Brightwell, the second-team selection is the second of his career and first as a Sooner after transferring from UNC-Greensboro. The Charlotte, N.C., product led the Sooners with 23 rounds of par-or-better golf, and his 71.31 single-season average was the 11th best at Oklahoma. In addition, Brightwell finished inside the top 10 eight times in 2020-21, including back-to-back top-six finishes at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional and NCAA Championship.
Cummins becomes Oklahoma\'s first four-time All-American with his third-team selection to conclude one of the most illustrious Sooner careers ever. The Weatherford, Okla., native posted a 71.39 average this season to finish the year ranked 25th nationally. His play earned him spots on the United States\' Palmer and Walker Cup teams, and his nine top-10 finishes led the team. His career scoring average of 71.34 is the best in program history, as is his 42 rounds in the 60s and 88 par-or-better rounds.
McAllister\'s breakout season earned him All-America honors for the first time in his Sooner career. The rising senior opened the year with a win at the Big 12 Colonial Preview and was the Big 12\'s September Golfer of the Month. The Oklahoma City, Okla., product was named to the All-Big 12 Tournament Team after a sixth-place finish at the conference championship, and he sunk two holes-in-one at the NCAA Championship to finish 17th. In addition, McAllister was instrumental in the Sooners\' success in match play at the East Lake Cup, Big 12 Match Play Championship and NCAA Championship, as his 9-1 match-play record led the team.
Reband\'s third-team selection made him the 10th Sooner all-time to become a three-time All-American and third of the Ryan Hybl era. The York, S.C., product joined Brightwell and Cummins inside the top 15 of the inaugural PGA Tour U rankings and earned his Korn Ferry Tour card by finishing fifth. After missing the fall slate due to injury, Reband burst back onto the scene with a runner-up finish at the Cabo Collegiate and a 201 (-15) to win the Men\'s NIT and post the sixth-lowest 54-hole score in program history. He leaves Oklahoma with a career-scoring average of 71.47, second all-time for the Sooners behind Quade Cummins.
The four All-America honors bring Oklahoma\'s all-time total to 71 and 23 under Hybl, who took the program\'s reins in 2009. Under the two-time Big 12 Coach of the Year in Hybl, the Sooners have appeared in 10 straight NCAA Championships and are the only program in the country to make the last five NCAA match play championships. The four also earned All-America selections from Golfweek, alongside teammate Patrick Welch who earned an honorable mention for the second time.
SC commission gives large pay bumps to agency leaders, with one increase nearly $90K
Five state agency leaders will see their paychecks increase substantially, including the director of an agency that represents the public’s interest in utility regulation, who will see an $86,000 pay bump in her annual salary.The Agency Head Salary Commission, comprised of four House members, four senators, and three people appointed by the governor, approved five-digit pay raises for the directors of Office of Regulatory Staff, Department of Corrections, Department of Transportation, Department of Administration and the State F...
Five state agency leaders will see their paychecks increase substantially, including the director of an agency that represents the public’s interest in utility regulation, who will see an $86,000 pay bump in her annual salary.
The Agency Head Salary Commission, comprised of four House members, four senators, and three people appointed by the governor, approved five-digit pay raises for the directors of Office of Regulatory Staff, Department of Corrections, Department of Transportation, Department of Administration and the State Fiscal Accountability Authority in order to stay competitive with other states.
The pay bumps, approved Thursday, were effective immediately.
“Unfortunately we have been behind the curve on salaries in South Carolina,” said House Majority Leader Gary Simrill, R-York, who acknowledged the increases would draw public scrutiny. “It’s difficult to hire and retain talent. … The way for us to maintain success is for us to have talent in crucial areas of state government.”
State Sen. Thomas Alexander, R-Oconee, said the state also has to compete with the private sector, especially as the state comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Companies are having to pay competitive wages themselves to get employees and to maintain employees,” Alexander said. “I think that business and industry are already doing what we’re seeking to do here. I can assure you many opportunities, whether it’s in industry or other opportunities and jobs, that what they’re being paid now is certainly different than it was even a year ago because of the opportunities that are out there.”
Nanette Edwards, executive director of the Office of Regulatory Staff, which represents the public interest in utility case, saw her pay increase from $178,619 a year to $265,000. Her increase comes as the lawmakers have tasked ORS with coordinating broadband expansion in the state as well as additional oversight of Santee Cooper.
Some of those who received pay bumps this year had raises last year as well.
Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall received a 32% raise in February of 2020.
“I use Secretary Hall as a prime example of a person who understands an agency from top to bottom,” Simrill said.
Department of Administration Executive Director Marcia Adams and SFAA Executive Director Grant Gillespie saw their pay increased by 3% in December when the salary commission adjusted pay ranges for agency directors setting new minimum salaries after a study was done evaluating job responsibilities, and reviewing market rates and comparisons to nearby states.
Senate President Harvey Peeler was the lone ‘no’ vote on the pay increases and pointed out how some people earn less than the raises awarded by the commission.
“I feel like it’s too much too fast (for) these increases,” Peeler said, who suggested the increases be spread out over three years.
“It’s not the personalities,” Peeler added. “it’s not the people, we have great people, they’ve earned their pay, but it’s just the numbers. It’s hard for me to justify this time.”
The commission also set new Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey’s pay at $252,000.
? Office of Regulatory Staff Executive Director Nanette Edwards: $178,619 to $265,000, a 48% raise.
? Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall: $251,232 to $298,000, an 18.6% raise.
? SC Department of Corrections Director Bryan Stirling: $199,857 to $250,000, a 25% raise.
? Department of Administration Executive Director Marcia Adams: $224,042 to $284,679, a 27% raise.
? State Fiscal Accountability Authority Executive Director Grant Gillespie: $200,562 to $245,000, a 22% raise.
Roads blocked after train pulls down power lines
NOTE: Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, said S.C. 75 reopened about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, July 1.INDIAN LAND – The section of S.C. 75 between U.S. 521 and Waxhaw is completely blocked off after a locomotive pulled down a sagging telecommunications cable and splintered several utility poles, creating a tangled, mangled mess. Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, said firefighters also blocked off Hancock and Hector roads in the Walnut Creek subdivision until repairs can be made. That will t...
NOTE: Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, said S.C. 75 reopened about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, July 1.
INDIAN LAND – The section of S.C. 75 between U.S. 521 and Waxhaw is completely blocked off after a locomotive pulled down a sagging telecommunications cable and splintered several utility poles, creating a tangled, mangled mess. Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, said firefighters also blocked off Hancock and Hector roads in the Walnut Creek subdivision until repairs can be made. That will take several hours. Player said the incident happened between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. Thursday July 1, when a CSX locomotive hooked the lines. “As I understand it, the lines will sometimes droop when they heat up. The top of the locomotive caught the line and pulled up several power poles before it got stopped,” Player said. “The train crew realized what was happening, but you’re not gonna stop a mile-long train on a dime. That’s just not going to happen.” The fallen line resulted in several small grass fires along the railroad tracks. Firefighters had the fires extinguished in about an hour. The downed line resulted in the loss of power to an estimated 1,200 homes in the York Electric Cooperative coverage area. The utility was able to reroute power to restore service to all but about 20 homes by about 3:30 p.m., said Marc Howie, vice president of community development for York Electric Cooperative. “We do have two poles that need to be replaced and there are going to be some extensive repairs. The majority of the folks are back on and that’s a good thing,” Howie said. “We will continue to stay on the scene until we have service restored to everybody there. But at this point, it could take several hours to complete that task.” To complicate the road-congestion, Player said the N.C. Department of Transportation had funneled traffic from Marvin, Jim Wilson and Henry Harris roads to Walnut Creek Boulevard while making road repairs in Union County. S.C. 75 runs along the southern side of the Walnut Creek subdivision. “As people use traffic apps on their phones, they need to be cognizant of the signage emergency people put up in real time and respond to those directions, rather than directions given by the apps,” Player said. Howie noted that utility crews had a difficult time getting to the scene because of heavy traffic. “We’ve responded as best as we can and will get those 20 or so homes hooked back up as soon as possible,” Howie said. Follow reporter Greg Summers on Twitter @GregSummersTLN or contact him at (803) 283-1156.
Residents concerned over hike in Columbia water bills
Blythewood resident Sandie York thinks her new digital water meter may be to blame for the upcharge, but Columbia Water says that shouldn\'t be the case.COLUMBIA, S.C. — Many Columbia residents have complained of higher than normal water bills.Some say their monthly bill is two to three times higher than usual after the city installed their new water meter. However, Columbia Water told News19 the new meters shouldn\'t greatly affect customer charges."My bill was $43.68 and then it jumps to $132.70, and that wa...
Blythewood resident Sandie York thinks her new digital water meter may be to blame for the upcharge, but Columbia Water says that shouldn\'t be the case.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Many Columbia residents have complained of higher than normal water bills.
Some say their monthly bill is two to three times higher than usual after the city installed their new water meter. However, Columbia Water told News19 the new meters shouldn\'t greatly affect customer charges.
"My bill was $43.68 and then it jumps to $132.70, and that was about three weeks after the new meter,” Sandie York said while siifting through her water bills.
The Blythewood resident is flooded with frustration after getting her latest water bill. She told News19 her water bill nearly tripled after the City of Columbia installed her new digital meter last month.
"It just doesn’t make sense to me," York said.
She added that she and her husband are very conservative with their water. After opening her bill she posted on the Nextdoor app to see if her neighbors had the same issue.
"It blew up," York said about her post. "It just blew up and I didn’t realize there’d be so much chat about it. So, obviously people are upset.”
However, Robert Yanity with Columbia Water said the new meters shouldn’t cause a significant jump in charges.
"If your bill has doubled, there is probably a reason outside just your meter being new," Yanity said in a sit-down interview.
He said The City of Columbia is replacing every resident’s analog water meter with new digital ones.
"We’re installing 150,000 meters and usually it goes off without a hitch but again, it’s a big project so there is always a potential that there could be an issue with the installation. There could be a potential leak somewhere along the line when we install it," explained Yanity.
He said they\'ve installed about 118,000 meters so far.
The new meters can detect where water is flowing from, which Yanity said helps them determine the issue. Residents with new meters can also use the Eye on Water app, which shows detailed information about water usage in a home.
"We do want to encourage folks if they think there’s an issue with their bill, to please contact us through our Customer Care."
Have a concern?There is a new Customer Care chat feature available to you so we can continue to lead the way in innovative and high quality municipal services!Learn more: https://t.co/Tg7T7UCZh7 pic.twitter.com/2QjhmvOFJS— ColumbiaWater (@ColumbiaSCWater) April 19, 2021
If a resident is seeing a spike in their water charges like Sandie York, Columbia Water suggests contacting them and they’ll investigate the issue.
To create an account on the app, Eye on Water, which allows digital meter owners to check their water usage, click here.
York County Sheriff’s Office Getting Control of York County Prison
YORK COUNTY, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – For years the York County Prison has been under the control of York County government. Now, for the first time that control is being handed over to the York County Sheriff’s office for more focused control.Beginning this Thursday, July 1, 2021, the York County Sheriff’s Office will take over control of the York County prison. This happening for the first time after an agreement between the Sheriff’s Office and York County Government, to devolve those powers. Now, Sheriff Kevin Tol...
YORK COUNTY, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – For years the York County Prison has been under the control of York County government. Now, for the first time that control is being handed over to the York County Sheriff’s office for more focused control.
Beginning this Thursday, July 1, 2021, the York County Sheriff’s Office will take over control of the York County prison. This happening for the first time after an agreement between the Sheriff’s Office and York County Government, to devolve those powers. Now, Sheriff Kevin Tolson is explaining what that devolvement will mean.
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson saying, “It’s important to note the distinction between the detention center and the prison. The detention center houses those inmates who are awaiting deposition of their case. The prison, the county prison, houses inmates who have been sentenced to 90 days or less or are under a Family Court arrest order. And so, they are of course to sentenced inmates — so there’s a different intake process for the prison as there is a different intake process for the detention center. So there should be no effective changes there.”
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson says this discussion has been years in the making. He says it made more sense for the Sheriff’s office to take over the prison, rather than York County public works continuing to manage it. The agreement between York County government and the York County Sheriff’s office states that the Sheriff’s office will absorb the prisons budget and staff, among other conditions. Sheriff Tolson says he hopes this will continue to mean keeping York County Safe.
“Other than again having a law enforcement type function being under the control of a law enforcement agency, you know I think we’ll get, we’ll see some better training hopefully and looking into standards and you know we want to see a safer facility for everybody, we want to safer community for everyone,” says Sheriff Tolson.
Kevin Tolson explained that the biggest changes will be to the Sheriff’s office budget and to employee scheduling. He shares that more changes could take place, but over time.
In the video above, CN2’s Rachel Richardson is speaking with the York County Sheriff about what this transfer of power means.