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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 Lexington, 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 Lexington.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Lexington, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

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.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

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.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

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.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Lexington. 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:

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Electrical Repairs

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:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

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 Lexington, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

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:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

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 Lexington. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Lexington, SC

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.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

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 Lexington to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

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.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

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 Lexington.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

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.

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Install Surge Protectors

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.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

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 Lexington, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

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.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

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.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

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:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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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.

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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.

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Latest News in Lexington, SC

The State’s best: Meet the 2022 all-area high school boys and girls lacrosse teams

A look at The State’s Midlands all-area boys and girls lacrosse teams for the 2022 season.Roxie Beasley, Dutch Fork: Senior led the team with 77 goals and 28 assists. Was 2022 Lower State Player and Midfielder of the Year, first-team all-state midfield.Jordyn Boulwaure, Dutch Fork: Senior had 44 goals and 23 assists. First team all-state attack.Riley Davis, Chapin: Senior was Lower State Defender of the Year and first-team all-state defense.Raegan Dotterer, Lexington: Had 45 goals...

A look at The State’s Midlands all-area boys and girls lacrosse teams for the 2022 season.

Roxie Beasley, Dutch Fork: Senior led the team with 77 goals and 28 assists. Was 2022 Lower State Player and Midfielder of the Year, first-team all-state midfield.

Jordyn Boulwaure, Dutch Fork: Senior had 44 goals and 23 assists. First team all-state attack.

Riley Davis, Chapin: Senior was Lower State Defender of the Year and first-team all-state defense.

Raegan Dotterer, Lexington: Had 45 goals, 15 assists and 24 ground balls. Second-team all-state attack and committed to play at Shorter University.

Abigail Dove, Dutch Fork: Junior was first team all-state defense.

Reagan Finn, Chapin: Senior had 60 goals and 49 assists. First-team all-state midfield.

Riley Floyd, Chapin: Senior had 41 goals and 11 assists, First-team all-state midfield.

Riley Mattox, AC Flora: Junior had 44 goals, eight assists, 33 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers and 23 draw controls. Second-team all-state.

Grace Truluck, AC Flora: Junior had 34 goals and seven assists. Second-team all-state midfield.

Katie Westbrook, River Bluff: Sophomore had 69 goals, 16 assists and 49 ground balls. Second-team all-state midfield.

—Goalies

Emerson Clamp, Lexington: Freshman had 65 percent save percentage. Second team all-lower state.

Caroline Moran, Dutch Fork: Junior allowed 3.9 goals a game. Second team all-state selection.

Players of the Year

Roxie Beasley, Dutch Fork; and Reagan Finn, Chapin

Readers’ choice Player of the Year (fan vote)

Raegan Dotterer, Lexington

Honorable Mention

Jules Brown, Chapin; Ava Claire Collins, Chapin; Elle Eastwood, River Bluff; Margaret Gallagher, AC Flora; Laurel Garris, AC Flora; Hayden Hennessy, Dutch Fork; Giselle Garcia, River Bluff; Brooke Holmes, Chapin; Peyton McNeely, Irmo; Sarah Long, AC Flora; Eliza Mullen, River Bluff; Ansley Ramos, AC Flora; Owen Ryckebosch, Spring Valley; Izzy Saville, Lexington; Sienna Woodley, River Bluff; Anna Young, AC Flora.

Grady Brandstatter, Chapin: Junior had 44 goals, 21 assists and 88 ground balls. Lower State Midfielder and Player of the Year, first-team all-state.

Chase Cannon, Lexington: Had 30 goals and six assists in just 12 games. First-team all-state midfield.

Michael Chudd, Dutch Fork: Junior had 43 goals and seven assists. Second-team, all-state.

Andrew Farmer, Chapin: Long stick midfielder had 63 ground balls, 26 caused turnovers. Lower State LSM of Year and first-team all-state.

Tyler Green, Chapin: Junior had 54 goals, 26 assists and 28 groundballs. First-team all-state attack.

Banks Hudson, AC Flora: Senior defender had 125 ground balls and 54 takeaways. Upper State Defender of Year and first-team all-state.

Caleb Ledley, Blythewood: Lower State Defender of Year and first-team, all-state.

Dean Miller, Lexington: Third in state in face-off percentage and ground balls. Second-team all-state.

Michael Moran, Hammond: Senior had 37 goals and 23 this season for the Skyhawks.

Braden Smith, AC Flora: Senior had 33 goals, 12 assists, 60 ground balls. First-team all-state midfield.

Goalies

Michael Hoos, Chapin: Junior had 61.4 percent save percentage and 7.2 goals against average. Second team, all-state.

Ben Studley, Dutch Fork: Sophomore had 6.9 goals against average. Lower State Goalie of Year and first-team all-state.

Player of the Year

Grady Brandstatter, Chapin

Readers’ choice Player of the Year (fan vote)

Ben Studley, Dutch Fork

Honorable Mention

Ty Auton, Blythewood; Tanner Bouknight, Lexington; Joe Brown, River Bluff; Jacob Byrd, River Bluff; Connor Condon, AC Flora; Caleb Conell, Lexington; Tino Cortes, Lexington; Grant Dupree, Dutch Fork; Foster Estridge, Dutch Fork; Jacob Gunter, Lexington; Ben Heroman, Hammond; Mason Howard, AC Flora; Nicholas King, Blythewood; Bobby Larsen, Chapin; Aedan Melinauskas, White Knoll; Drew McCall, Hammond; Dan Miller, Lexington; Wren Miller, Lexington; Walker Moore Chapin; Owen Salazar, Chapin; Josh Smith, Dutch Fork; Thomas Walker, Lexington

This story was originally published May 10, 2022 5:00 AM.

Two dogs stolen from Lexington County home during burglary. Have you seen them?

Two dogs were stolen during a recent robbery at a Lexington County home, the sheriff’s department said Wednesday.The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help returning the dogs to their owner.Anyone who has seen the dogs, or has any information about them or the burglary, ...

Two dogs were stolen during a recent robbery at a Lexington County home, the sheriff’s department said Wednesday.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help returning the dogs to their owner.

Anyone who has seen the dogs, or has any information about them or the burglary, is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 803-785-8230.

The pets — a puppy named Smokey and a 1-year-old named JJ — were taken during the burglary that happened May 13 at a home on Wallace Way, the sheriff’s department said. That’s in Lexington, near Mineral Springs Road and about 3 miles from Exit 61 on Interstate 20.

The owner did not know if the home was locked when the burglar, or burglars, entered in the morning and rummaged inside, but there were no signs of forced entry and the doors were locked and secured when she got home, according to an incident report.

Information on the dogs’ ages, and genders was not available.

Pictures of the dogs show Smokey is a small puppy with a black coat and a white marking on its chest and stomach, while JJ has white fur. The bulldogs are valued at a combined $6,500, according to an incident report..

An XBox was also stolen during the burglary, sheriff’s department spokesman Capt. Adam Myrick told The State.

A little more than two years ago, two English bulldogs vanished from another Lexington County home in a separate incident.

On Feb. 13, 2020, Zeus, a 2-year-old male with a brindle coat, and Lily, a 9-month-old brown and white female puppy, were stolen from a Patricia Avenue home in Pelion.

Zeus and Lily were recovered on April 13, 2020, Myrick said. No charges were filed in that incident, according to Myrick.

This story was originally published May 18, 2022 2:36 PM.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden seeking $80 million from Richland, Lexington counties for expansion project

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, a stable of the Midlands since 1974, is seeking funding for a new development project called Bridge to the Wild.The zoo estimates says that this would cost $80 million, with the funds split between Richland and Lexington counties.$45 million would come from Richland County taxpayers, and $35 million would come from Lexington County taxpayers, with the difference based on population.Susan O’Cain, Riverbanks Zoo’s director of public relations, said this is a wor...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, a stable of the Midlands since 1974, is seeking funding for a new development project called Bridge to the Wild.

The zoo estimates says that this would cost $80 million, with the funds split between Richland and Lexington counties.

$45 million would come from Richland County taxpayers, and $35 million would come from Lexington County taxpayers, with the difference based on population.

Susan O’Cain, Riverbanks Zoo’s director of public relations, said this is a worthy investment.

“There are so people that can travel the world, but then there are people that can come to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and see what the rest of the world has to offer,” she said.

If approved, the project would create a cohesive connection between the zoo and the garden with an expansion over the Saluda River and through the woods.

“This is really going to immerse visitors into nature and connect both sides of the river,” O’Cain said. “So not only animal habitats on the zoo side, we also are going to push some of those animal habitats over to the garden side as well.”

A primate forest would create a majestic jungle just over the Saluda River, similar to the animals’ native habitat in Southeast Asia. This would include animals such as orangutans and langurs.

Additional pieces of the puzzle include a new skyway tram system, primate forest and nature reserve, which would be home to some of the region’s native and endangered species.

A viewing deck overlooking the river would also offer guests views of the primate forest and surrounding habitats.

Increased amenities and upgrades to a tiger exhibit could also be included.

O’Cain said all of this could breathe new life into the zoo.

“COVID brought on a little hit to us, but we are back and we’re really eager about the future,” she said. “I’m excited about the new animals that will come in. We’ve talked about orangutans here for a long time.”

Richland and Lexington County residents will be paying more in taxes. On a $100,000 home, property taxes could rise by around $7.50 annually.

When asked if she thought that would a tough sell for the community given the state of the economy, O’Cain said, “I hope not.”

“I can see where they might be like, ‘Oh my goodness $7.50, but I really encourage at that point to take a step back and think about Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and the potential for growth here and the potential to add employment to the area, the potential to bring in new jobs,” she said.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden bring in an estimated $148 million to the region annually. Zoo officials estimate that number could increase by $30 million with Bridge to the Wild.

“It’s exciting to know that we are really on the brink of driving Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and also driving tourism to the state of South Carolina and to the Midlands to increase vibrancy and sustainability in our communities,” O’Cain said.

Another phase of Bridge to the Wild is already underway. Thanks to a donation from the Boyd Foundation, guests will be able to enjoy a new aquarium and reptile conservation center, which is expected to open this fall.

The Lexington County Council will have a first reading on the funding request on Tuesday.

The county spokesperson, Jessica Imbimbo, said in a statement, “Lexington County administration can provide more information once zoo officials have presented to council.”

Richland County Administrator Leonardo Brown said Richland County Council is expected to consider this request during its meeting on June 7.

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Another Dollar General is on the way as growth continues in western Lexington

There are two types of yellow and black commercial signs that are ubiquitous in the South: Waffle House and Dollar General.It looks like Lexington County is set to get another one of the latter.Per a sign posted at the northeast corner of Pisgah Church and Rawl roads in Lexington, a new Dollar General store is coming soon. Site work has been happening at the corner throughout this week, with heavy machinery clearing trees and demolishing a house there.The site of the coming store is less than a half mile from Pleasant Hi...

There are two types of yellow and black commercial signs that are ubiquitous in the South: Waffle House and Dollar General.

It looks like Lexington County is set to get another one of the latter.

Per a sign posted at the northeast corner of Pisgah Church and Rawl roads in Lexington, a new Dollar General store is coming soon. Site work has been happening at the corner throughout this week, with heavy machinery clearing trees and demolishing a house there.

The site of the coming store is less than a half mile from Pleasant Hill Middle School and Pleasant Hill Elementary School. It will be across the street from The Palmettos residential neighborhood on one side and an under-construction development of residential duplexes on the other. Muirfield Place and a number of other subdivisions also are nearby.

Dollar General is no stranger to Lexington County, or the U.S. in general. There are 17,000 locations across 46 states, per the company’s website. According to a store locator tool on the Dollar General website, there are already at least nine locations in the 29072 and 29073 zip codes of Lexington.

The new store will be just the latest build-out in the 5-mile corridor that runs between Highway 378 and Interstate 20 along Charter Oak, Pisgah Church and Longs Pond roads, as development continues its march west across Lexington County.

At the northern end of that corridor at Highway 378, development continues to pop up around the Publix-anchored Hendrix Crossing shopping center in what was once a purely rural stretch. A new Mavis tire store recently opened beside the Publix center, and adjacent to that there’s a sign indicating a Mod Wash car wash is on the way. The Hadleigh Park residential subdivision continues to grow behind the Publix, with several more homes under construction.

Traveling south along the corridor, near Lexington High School where Charter Oak Road bleeds into Pisgah Church Road, a number of businesses have opened in the last few years, including a McDonald’s, a Starbucks, a Walgreen’s and more.

And at the southern end of the corridor where Longs Pond Road meets I-20, there are a tangle of industrial companies and businesses, and there’s a new Starbucks under construction.

In general, Lexington County has seen rapid growth in the last two decades. Census figures show the county’s population grew from roughly 216,000 in 2000 to nearly 300,000 as of 2020.

This story was originally published April 22, 2022 12:04 PM.

Roaches, flies and more. These Midlands restaurants had the lowest April inspection ratings

South Carolina health inspectors found a host of violations at restaurants across the Midlands in April, from dead and live roaches, to fruit flies, rat droppings, improperly stored food and facilities and equipment in disrepair.The state Department of Health and Environmental Control each month releases grades and inspection reports for food establishments across Lexington and Richland counties.Here are the restaurants that received some of the lowest ratings in April.El Poblano was inspected on April 12 and got a C gra...

South Carolina health inspectors found a host of violations at restaurants across the Midlands in April, from dead and live roaches, to fruit flies, rat droppings, improperly stored food and facilities and equipment in disrepair.

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control each month releases grades and inspection reports for food establishments across Lexington and Richland counties.

Here are the restaurants that received some of the lowest ratings in April.

El Poblano was inspected on April 12 and got a C grade.

Inspector observed employee drinks with open tops on prep area over open food and saw partially eaten food over steam table. Employees were not washing hands between points of contamination of changing gloves.

Employees used bare hand contact with top ready to eat food items.

An inspector also observed raw eggs stored over open salsa in a walk-in unit and food stored longer than seven days per label on container.

The restaurant had a required followup inspection on April 15 and got an A grade.

Pho Viet was inspected on April 27 and got a C grade.

An inspector observed noddles straining at handwashing sink at the time of arrival. Also, certain foods were not being kept at proper holding temperatures.

The mechanical dish machine provided 0 ppm of chlorine as indicated with chlorine test strips.

An inspector also observed water leaking inside of a walk-in cooler.

A required followup inspection has not yet been held.

Liberty was inspected on April 28 and got a C grade.

An inspector observed fruit fly activity throughout the kitchen area and both bar areas. Fly activity was also seen in the kitchen and dining areas throughout the bar.

Black build up was seen inside an ice machine.

An inspector observed employees change gloves between points of contamination without hand washing. Also seen were dishes with food matter stored as clean, pans with encrusted matter and plastic wrap residue stored as clean and containers with label residue stored as clean. Six pans of cooked rice were wrapped with plastic and placed behind other panned items not cooling properly.

Encrusted food, grease and grime were noted on the exterior of equipment throughout kitchen areas.

A required followup inspection has not yet been held.

Tienda Mexicana was inspected on April 5 and got a C grade.

An inspector observed a part for the meat grinder inside of the meat market walk-in cooler with food debris on it. Also observed was certain foods not held or cooled at proper temperatures, bags of flour stored directly on the floor in dry storage and cases of food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler and freezer at meat department and tortilla factory.

Water build up on the bottom of the prep cooler at the tortilla factory side was also seen, along with ice build up in walk-in freezer at tortilla factory side and meat department side.

Worn cutting boards were seen at the meat department.

A followup inspection was held on April 14 and the restaurant got another C grade. A second required followup was held on April 21 and the restaurant got an A grade.

Fatz was inspected on April 11 and got a C grade.

An inspector observed dead roaches on the shelving below the make line. The inspector also saw a tray of raw eggs and a box of raw bacon stored directly on top of an unprotected casserole in the walk in cooler.

Also observed was food debris on food contact surfaces that were stored as clean, ice buildup and heavy food debris on the freezer floor, excessive food debris and puddling water at the mop sink and that the freezer floor was buckling between seams and in poor repair.

A required followup inspection was held on April 21 and the restaurant got an A grade.

The detention center was inspected on April 13 and got a C grade.

An inspector observed rodent droppings in the dry storage area behind and around insulated machinery, as well as behind bulk bagged food items on shelving. The inspector also saw roach casings in the dry storage area behind and around insulated machinery.

Also, certain foods were not kept at proper holding temperatures.

Lexington Detention had a required followup inspection on April 21 and got an A grade.

Nick’s Gyro and Seafood on St. Andrews Road in Lexington

Nick’s Gyro and Seafood was inspected on April 14 and got a C grade.

An inspector observed the presence of roaches and fruit flies in the dish and mop sink storage areas.

Also observed was a build up of grease, grime and food debris on equipment throughout the kitchen, black build up under the dish sink and grease build up, spilled matter and debris on the floors under and around equipment, including cook line and storage.

The restaurant had two required followup inspections on April 21 and April 28 and again got C grades.

Taqueria was inspected on April 6 and got a C grade.

An inspector observed numerous dead roaches on the floor near the hot water heater.

Also observed was employees handling raw foods, then ready to eat foods without washing hands; employees scratching their heads with gloved hands, then handling foods without washing hands or changing gloves.

Some foods were not cooled, reheated or held at proper temperatures.

The inspector also observed boxed single serve items stored directly on the floor of the storage area and boxes soaking up soiled liquids spilled onto the floor.

The restaurant had a required followup inspection on April 15 and got an A grade.

US Wings was inspected on April 8 and got a C grade.

An inspector found a hole in a wall that opened directly to the outside. The inspector also observed employees not washing hands in between points of contamination.

The facility was not documenting times for holding chicken wings at room temperature. Also, various personal items were seen stored with food items and throughout the facility.

The restaurant had a required followup inspection on April 18 and got an A grade.

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