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

Make an Electrical Inspection a New Year’s Resolution

Starting the new year with an electrical inspection may be one way to keep a resolution to stay on top of household duties while simultaneously preparing your home for the rest of the winter ahead. While it’s true that fires started by electrical issues can happen at any time, the fact is that they most

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It May Be Cold Outside – Just Don’t Let the Pipes Feel It

It only takes one cold Virginia night to freeze your home’s pipes, but it can take hours to thaw them and days to clean up all the damage if those pipes burst. And that doesn’t include the headache of repairs and the bills that come with it. Here’s some tips from your Roanoke plumber to

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Resolve to protect your home’s plumbing this year

We’ve all made some interesting New Year’s Resolutions at one time, but here’s a resolution for your home that will help you and your family stay happy all year: be good to your plumbing system. Ignoring your plumbing can create problems some simple maintenance could have prevented. So, here’s some plumbing resolutions that are sure

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Oh, there’s always a way to prep for the holidays…

We all know there’s no place like home for the holidays, but is your home’s heating ready to handle the additional use that comes with hosting guests? If you’re planning to have family and friends over to celebrate the holidays or just preparing for the cold months ahead, it is a good idea to see

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Tips to keep the holidays festive and not flammable

If you’ll be spending some time in the next few weeks decorating your Roanoke home by hanging lights on trees, roofs and eaves, using your stove more to make delightful treats or by affixing other electrical decorations around your home, you should also spend a little time ensuring that your electrical system can handle the

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Your spirit may be ready for the holidays, but is your house?

Holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about the toilet clogging up or the furnace not heating while your family is visiting your home from out of town. Remember that having more people in the house can put excess strain on your home’s plumbing, electrical and climate control systems, so one of the best

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Combatting Dry Winter Air in Your Home is Just a Dishwasher Door Away

Winter is on the way and with heaters on full blast, homes locked up tight against the cold and lower humidity in the frigid air outside, the air in your home can become dry as a bone. Dry air can wreak havoc on your sinuses, skin and overall health, so the Roanoke heating experts at

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Save Some Money by Looking Out for Water Leaks

Without indoor plumbing, our lives would be a lot less pleasant. But when that plumbing springs a leak, it can result in creating issues that are even less enjoyable. Every homeowner should know how to look for plumbing leaks as part of maintaining the home. The Roanoke plumbing experts at Southern Trust Home Services offer

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3 Signs It’s Time to Clear Your Drain

No one thinks about their plumbing system on a daily basis. As long as it’s working fine, it is an afterthought for many Roanoke residents. That is until you begin smelling a foul odor coming from the kitchen sink or the toilet overflows. There is nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation that could

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Be Proactive: Get an HVAC Tune-Up Before Temperatures Drop

Winter may seem like a mile away as temperatures still hover in the mid- to upper-70s, but it will be here before you know it. When the cold weather rolls around, your HVAC unit will need to be in top shape for the change. Don’t be stuck in the cold because of a major system

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