Blog | Southern Trust Home Services

Southern Trust’s App Makes It Easy to Maintain Your Furnace

If you had trouble keeping your home warm this past winter, you might be thinking about upgrading your Roanoke heating system to a newer model. We want to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible, so here’s how to know whether your HVAC just needs a little TLC, or whether it’s on the way

Read More…

What Homeowners Need to Know About Installing a Natural Gas Grill in Roanoke

There’s nothing better than a summer barbecue here in Roanoke. Whether you’re inviting friends over for a party, or just feel like treating yourself to a great steak, the grill is definitely the best way to cook outdoors. But what happens when the meal’s prepped, only to discover you’re out of propane or charcoal? With

Read More…

5 Bathroom Safety Tips for Aging Loved Ones

As we age, we can find ourselves with reduced mobility, making everyday actions more difficult. This is especially true in the bathroom, where slippery floors and difficult-to-navigate obstacles can make it a treacherous place for our aging loved ones. A professional Roanoke plumber, like Southern Trust Home Services, can help make bathrooms safer and more

Read More…

Can Your Roanoke Electrical System Handle a Tesla or Other Electric Vehicle?

So, you finally made the jump to an electric vehicle, but you’re realizing that wimpy cord they gave you at the dealership just isn’t cutting it. But before you install a dedicated charger in your garage, here’s what you need to know about your Roanoke electrical system from Southern Trust Home Services.  Your Electric Car

Read More…

Retrofit or Replace? The Best Time to Think About Your AC Is Now

It’s the middle of winter, so why are we talking about replacing your Roanoke air conditioning system? Because nearly 20 years after the United States decided to reduce ozone-depleting gas emissions, new laws have gone into effect that are leaving homeowners with difficult decisions to make about their AC systems in the months ahead.  Wait,

Read More…

5 Things to Look for in a Roanoke Plumber

When it comes to hiring a plumber, beauty is only skin deep, but quality should go all the way to the bone. If you need a Roanoke plumber to work on your home, your friends at Southern Trust can offer a few things to keep in mind for great results.  1. Look for a License

Read More…

Five Myths About Your Heating System

Heat pumps, furnaces and boilers are common sights in Roanoke homes. But unless you’re an HVAC technician, how they work and how to keep them in top shape can be a mystery, creating myths that some homeowners cling to even today. Here are five of those myths, so you can be better informed about your

Read More…

Expert Plumbing Tips for an Emergency-Free Holiday

Nobody wants to call the plumber in the middle of a holiday dinner, but having guests over can put an unexpected strain on your home’s pipes. This time of year, plumbing trouble becomes more frequent, and there’s nothing worse than trying to deal with sewer blockages, frozen pipes or sluggish showers. Instead, prepare your home

Read More…

Upgrade to a Digital Thermostat, Go Tankless for Smart Holiday Savings

We’re pretty sure that Roanoke homeowners have better things to do with their money during the holidays than waste it on unnecessary heating costs. Cold weather doesn’t have to mean backbreaking heating bills. The experts at Southern Trust Home Service have some advice on cost-effective heating system upgrades for your Roanoke home that will start

Read More…

Can Your Water Heater Handle Holiday Guest Hot Water Needs?

It’s November, which means it’s time to get your Roanoke home ready for holiday visits from friends and family. After lots of mopping and vacuuming and straightening up, the house might be tidy and gleaming, but have you considered the state of your water heater? With traditional storage-type water heaters, a tank is filled with

Read More…