Home Service Blog Articles by Southern Trust Home Services® | Roanoke, VA

4 Tips to Keep Outdoor Drains Clear

Keep your outdoor drains running clear with these four tips   Summer is the season we run a lot of water outdoors and in areas where we don’t frequent in the winter.   Whether it’s to wash the car, fill the kids’ pool, water the plants or just cool off, we pump a lot of

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Mini-Splits Can Cool Areas Where Ductwork Won’t Reach

Does your she-shed need some ductless AC? We can help you with that! Summer is fast approaching and the temperature continues to rise. If you are still using window unit air conditioning to cool your historic Roanoke home, or you’ve been run out of your garden she-shed or garage due to hot weather, it might

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If your circuit breaker can’t handle your modern equipment, it may be time for an upgrade

The average home in Roanoke is about 20 years older than the national average of 40 years of age. While these 60+ year old homes can be stately and beautiful, it does mean that many homeowners in southwest Virginia have outdated or overwhelmed circuit panels. These circuit panels need to be upgraded so that they

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Conserve energy this summer in Roanoke with a smart thermostat

Hot weather is fast-approaching, and your home’s air conditioning unit will once again be put to the test.   Your Roanoke cooling experts at Southern Trust Home Services recommends that you install a smart thermostat to help you save on energy bills and stay cool doing it.   Not only are they sleek and efficient,

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Summer is on its way! Is your Roanoke air conditioning ready to handle hot weather?

It’s April and warmer weather has already started turning up the temperature in the valley. If you haven’t already had to use your air conditioning system, chances are you will need to do so soon. Now is a great time to make sure your HVAC is ready to handle the summer heat with a maintenance

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Tired of your bath? Maybe it’s time for a remodel.

If you’ve done your spring cleaning and still are not satisfied with the way your bath looks, maybe it’s time to consider a one-day shower and tub bathroom conversion. Over time, tubs and showers can crack, chip, hold stains and become a general eyesore. And, not only are these blemishes unsightly, they can also be

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Spring into clean air with these six tips to improve your IAQ

Spring is in the air. But so are a lot of allergens and other pollutants that can give you itchy eyes, a runny nose and other breathing difficulties. So, what can you do to maximize your indoor air quality (IAQ) so that you can enjoy the warm days that have emerged from winter? Here’s some

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A generator readiness plan ensures your unit will work when needed

Spring storms will soon head toward Roanoke and can bring along with them downed trees and flooding that can wipe out utility lines, leaving you and your family without power. Therefore, it’s a good idea to prepare for severe weather by investing in a whole-home generator and developing a generator readiness plan to ensure your

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Trenchless sewer line repairs make fixing your pipes easier

Very few things are worse for homeowners to endure than a sewer line leak or break that dumps toxic sludge all over the yard or backs up a home’s sinks and bathtubs with smelly waste. When you couple how disruptive digging trenches all over the yard to make the repair can be, the fix is

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Stay safe this winter with these space heater safety tips

Whether we are warming up a drafty space, needing extra heat or having to use them as a main heating source, Roanoke residents use space heaters in abundance during the cold winter months. But space heaters are not always safe and homeowners should take extra caution when using them to heat their homes. According to

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