Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.
Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Cayce, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.
Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Cayce.
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As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.
You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.
We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.
At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Cayce. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.
Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:
Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:
Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Cayce, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:
If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:
Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Cayce. A few new construction projects we handle are:
When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.
With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.
If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Cayce to your home to fix the problem on-site.
If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.
If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.
At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Cayce.
Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.
Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.
Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Cayce, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.
GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.
The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.
In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:
he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.ELECTRICIAN SERVICE REQUEST
Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.Coantact Us
FLORENCE, S.C. – Rosters for the 2023 North-South all-star basketball games were announced Wednesday and six area athletes were selected.On the boys’ side, Wilson’s Merel Burgess made the S.C. squad along with Mullins’ Johnell Sindab and Carvers Bay’s Tony Bell. On the girls’ side, South Florence’s Jazmyne Lyde was chosen along with Chesterfield’s Raeleigh Rivers and Marlboro County’s Tysonia Lowe.The games will be played March 18 at Brookland-Cayce High School starting with...
FLORENCE, S.C. – Rosters for the 2023 North-South all-star basketball games were announced Wednesday and six area athletes were selected.
On the boys’ side, Wilson’s Merel Burgess made the S.C. squad along with Mullins’ Johnell Sindab and Carvers Bay’s Tony Bell. On the girls’ side, South Florence’s Jazmyne Lyde was chosen along with Chesterfield’s Raeleigh Rivers and Marlboro County’s Tysonia Lowe.
The games will be played March 18 at Brookland-Cayce High School starting with the girls’ game at 1 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 3 p.m. Carvers Bay coach Jeff Mezzatesta is serving as an assistant for the boys’ game.
Burgess averaged 12.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Tigers this past season as they earned the Region 6-4A crown and made the third round of the state playoffs.
Sindab ranked in the top five in the Pee Dee with a 20.5 points-per-game average to go along with 2.5 steals and 6.0 rebounds per contest. He helped the Auctioneers claim the Region 8-2A crown as well.
Bell averaged 9.4 points, 3.2 assists and 4.5 steals per game for the Bears, who were second in Region 5-A and made the second round of the state playoffs.
Lyde was one of the catalysts for the 24-2 Bruins this year as they captured the Region 6-4A title again. She averaged 11.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.2 steals per contest.
Rivers, the Region 5-2A Player of the Year, surpassed 1,000 points for her career this season in helping the Golden Rams finish second in the region and earn a playoff berth. She averaged 15.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game.
Lowe led the Pee Dee with an average of 24.6 points per game while dishing out 2.1 assists per contest as well to help the Bulldogs earn a spot in the second round of the state playoffs.
Rosters for the Carolinas Classic all-star basketball games were also announced Wednesday, but no players from the Pee Dee were selected.
The South Carolina girls’ squad does have one connection, however, as former Timmonsville High and current East Clarendon High coach Perry Stokes will be the head coach for the S.C. team.
Both of those games are scheduled to be played on March 25 in Wilmington, N.C.
Some new flavors are on the way in Cayce.Mai Poke Bowl, a restaurant that serves customizable and signature bowls with Hawaiian and Polynesian flair, is being prepped at 911 State St. in Cayce. That’s in the busy Parkland Plaza shopping center, right next to East Bay Deli. The owners of the East Bay Deli are opening Mai Poke Bowl.Mai Poke Bowl co-owner Daniel Jaicks said the restaurant hopes to open in mid-September. He said he is excited about getting the new spot up and running.“We own the East Bay Deli nex...
Some new flavors are on the way in Cayce.
Mai Poke Bowl, a restaurant that serves customizable and signature bowls with Hawaiian and Polynesian flair, is being prepped at 911 State St. in Cayce. That’s in the busy Parkland Plaza shopping center, right next to East Bay Deli. The owners of the East Bay Deli are opening Mai Poke Bowl.
Mai Poke Bowl co-owner Daniel Jaicks said the restaurant hopes to open in mid-September. He said he is excited about getting the new spot up and running.
“We own the East Bay Deli next door, and we were looking for a concept that was going to be a little bit different, something exciting and new,” Jaicks told The State during a recent chat at the restaurant, where employees were hard at work getting the space ready.
Poke — pronounced “po-kay” — bowl restaurants have gained popularity in recent years. The Hawaiian dish often features fresh fish (tuna, salmon, etc.) over a base of rice or salad mix, with a number of toppings and sauces available.
Mai Poke Bowl will have a host of signature dishes. For instance there is the Mahalo Bowl, for which diners can choose a base (brown rice, couscous, etc.) that is then topped with marinated tuna, salmon, edamame, avocado, masago, corn, ginger and sriracha aioli.
The spot will also offer some different twists, including, among other dishes, the Luau Bowl, which will feature sweet pork, pineapple, sweet onions, corn, carrots, mango, toasted coconut, red peppers, ginger, honey wasabi and sweet soy.
Jaicks said he thinks the location in Cayce is a good spot for a new poke place.
“The market over here is pretty strong,” he said. “There are a lot of college students, businesses, the (Brookland-Cayce) High School is here. It’s a good area.”
The Parkland Plaza shopping center has remained popular through the years. It has a number of offerings, including Food Lion, Monterrey Mexican restaurant, Planet Fitness and the Kingsman restaurant, among others. It’s in the midst of a bustling area where State Street meets Knox Abbott Drive. State traffic count data shows that about 26,000 cars per day pass down the corridor.
Cayce’s riverwalk is getting a new mural at the Blossom Street underpass that the artist hopes will tap into the area’s natural beauty and history.Joel Cathran, who has another mural on State Street in Cayce, was chosen for the job. The West Columbian knows what he wants to do and already has designed the outline of what he hopes to create.”I basically just took, like, a bunch of symbols that reminded me of family and, like, where I grew up, which is around the Cayce area,” Cathran said. “And so th...
Cayce’s riverwalk is getting a new mural at the Blossom Street underpass that the artist hopes will tap into the area’s natural beauty and history.
Joel Cathran, who has another mural on State Street in Cayce, was chosen for the job. The West Columbian knows what he wants to do and already has designed the outline of what he hopes to create.
”I basically just took, like, a bunch of symbols that reminded me of family and, like, where I grew up, which is around the Cayce area,” Cathran said. “And so those symbols just … represent kind of like growing up here. So there’s all sorts of things that are involved in that, from plants and animals to the history of Cayce.”
The Cayce Beautification Foundation revealed the mural’s design Wednesday during an outdoor, farm-to-table dinner. The dinner was a fundraiser, held near the historic brick kilns not far from the Congaree River.
Foundation president Colleen Bradley said the mural should be finished by the beginning of next year.
“That wall has so much potential and that is such, like, a prominent area of the riverwalk for Cayce residents,” Bradley said. “So I just can’t think of a better way for us to kind of gain some exposure and grow our nonprofit aim than to kind of have this huge mural.”
The 100-person, $100-per-person dinner helped raise money for the mural, which is expected to cost $10,000. Sponsors paid for the dinner.
“I think it’s going to be such a great addition to the city of Cayce and the riverwalk in general,” Bradley said.
Cayce Mayor Elise Partin helped start the foundation in 2009.
“We’ve got a citizen committee to spearhead creating projects around the city to just add more beauty,” said Partin, who attended the dinner. “Murals are just such a fun way to add a pop of color or a sense of place.”
Marleigh King lives in the Cayce area and is at the riverwalk regularly, whether for a walk or a ride on her bike.
“As someone who’s heavily into art, I personally love the idea of a mural underneath the bridge,” King said. “I think it will breathe more life into the area.”
After three months, the mural on the side of the Mrs. Goodfoot, is ready for it's closeup.CAYCE, S.C. — A new mural in Cayce is now complete.It's located at the intersection of Knox Abbott Drive and Ninth Street.Paint is drying as artist and local art teacher Kevin Pettit brushed up the community-based masterpiece.It has both day and night elements, with glow-in-the-dark paint and 3D objects."That light over there and this one here lights up the parking lot at night, so it never gets really reall...
After three months, the mural on the side of the Mrs. Goodfoot, is ready for it's closeup.
CAYCE, S.C. — A new mural in Cayce is now complete.
It's located at the intersection of Knox Abbott Drive and Ninth Street.
Paint is drying as artist and local art teacher Kevin Pettit brushed up the community-based masterpiece.
It has both day and night elements, with glow-in-the-dark paint and 3D objects.
"That light over there and this one here lights up the parking lot at night, so it never gets really really dark and this kind of paint needs to, like it's charging right now from the sunlight, UV light," Kevin Pettit, artist said.
Donna Muszynski, owner of Mrs. Goodfoot, spearheaded the effort.
"It's awesome to have a day dream come to fruition, right. When I moved in here four years ago and this was nothing but a bunch of storage units and a big blank wall, I had this vision of creating something beautiful here," Muszynski said.
She says she's already received tons of compliments and great feedback from locals and travelers.
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"It's been very heartwarming and inspiring to see my friends bring their kids up here, or friends of friends who've stopped by to take a picture and I get tagged in the picture on social media or they'll text it or email it to me," Muszynski said.
The three-month project started with this inspirational note and $100 from Donna's friend who passed away from cancer.
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These bright colors will now catch your eye as you drive by. Donna has made her mark on Cayce, leaving it better than she found it.
The business owner tells us she paid for the rest of the mural out of pocket.
If you'd like to, you can still donate to the mural here.
A Columbia area family has sold nearly 650 acres to a conservation group as part of a deal to create a large urban nature preserve just west of the Congaree River in Lexington County.The Open Space Institute purchased the property for $7 million from the Taylor family last week after months of negotiations, the organization said. The non-profit land preservation group plans to resell the property for the same price to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for expansion of the ...
A Columbia area family has sold nearly 650 acres to a conservation group as part of a deal to create a large urban nature preserve just west of the Congaree River in Lexington County.
The Open Space Institute purchased the property for $7 million from the Taylor family last week after months of negotiations, the organization said. The non-profit land preservation group plans to resell the property for the same price to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for expansion of the Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve.
If that happens, the Congaree Creek preserve would encompass more than 1,200 acres, roughly double its existing size. The Congaree Creek site would be bigger than most of the state heritage preserves in South Carolina.
State funding to acquire the land is expected to come from the S.C. Heritage Trust program and the state Conservation Bank.
The existing 630-acre preserve lies between the 12th Street Extension and Charleston Highway in Cayce, just a short distance from downtown Columbia. Congaree Creek, a major stream, runs through the preserve on its way to the Congaree River nearby.
The property being purchased is adjacent to the current preserve and is filled with creeks, high bluffs, swamps, a rare white cedar forest and plant-rich bogs. One bog alone has 14 rare species, said L.L. “Chick’’ Gaddy, who has surveyed plants on the land. The property also has plenty of wildlife, including wood ducks, deer and birds of prey. And it has archaeological significance, in keeping with the historical importance of the existing Congaree Creek site, state officials said.
“It is sort of a chain of pearls in an urban area,’’ Gaddy said of the land.
Taylor family members had been seeking to sell the land for preservation, but development remained a possibility on part of the property if the deal fell through. The sale closed last Thursday, solidifying the agreement that has been under discussion.
Edmund Taylor, whose family traces its roots in Columbia to the American Revolution, said the public should enjoy the property.
“We’re tickled to death there are not going to be houses on it.,’’ Taylor said, noting that DNR archaeologists had been helpful in putting the deal together. “It’s going to be a wonderful resource for Columbia and Lexington County.’’
Ken Prosser, assistant deputy director for wildlife and freshwater fisheries at the DNR, said the land acquisitions should be taken up by the state Joint Bond Review Committee and the State Fiscal Accountability Authority later this summer. Those boards must examine proposed land deals.
“The plan is to make it part of the Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve,’’ Prosser said. “It obviously is of importance to DNR or we would not be pursuing it..’’
Funding details must still be worked out. But the S.C. Conservation Bank, an organization that buys land for protection, would likely provide some of the money, bank board Chairman Mike McShane has said.
Last week’s deal had been questioned by state Treasurer Curtis Loftis, who raised concern about the appraisal for the land and the price the state could pay. He also had questioned whether utilities might need some of the property to extend pipes.
But Loftis said his concerns have been mollified after discussions with those familiar with the transaction.
“We asked a lot of questions, we got tons of good answers back,’’ said Loftis, who lives in Lexington County. “Everybody acted in good faith (and) to my knowledge, we felt comfortable with the transaction. Any of these complex transactions are not exactly how one would do it themselves, but you can understand it.’’
In a statement Tuesday, the Open Space Institute said it looks forward to South Carolina taking control of the land for public use. The expanded preserve would make for a significant public recreational spot and would “give Lexington County one of South Carolina’s largest, most accessible public green spaces,’’ the institute said in a statement Tuesday.
This story was originally published August 2, 2022, 1:33 PM.