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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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It Came from The Boiler

It’s October, and Halloween is right around the corner. That means it’s the time of year to gather ‘round the fire and share tales of strange haunts and mysterious happenings.  But what if those horror stories don’t involve specters at all? Sometimes, the scariest things are less than paranormal, and they could be happening in

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Don’t Get Zapped by Electrical Damage Costs

It’s shocking that more Roanoke homeowners don’t properly protect their homes from the threat of lightning and power surges.  Anything that is plugged into an outlet is vulnerable to unexpected power surges like lightning strikes. All it takes is one near-miss and the resulting shock to your house’s electrical system can fry expensive electronics and

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Get Your Heating System Inspected While It’s Still Warm

The official end of summer is almost here. Although cold weather might be the last thing on your mind, now’s the time to get the heating system in your Roanoke home inspected and tuned up. Don’t wait until the next winter storm to find out if it’s still working or not. Maintenance Benefits Over time,

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Dealing with Plumbing Emergencies

The sound of rushing water is pleasant and relaxing if you’re on vacation, but not so much when it’s coming from your basement. Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time. A pipe could burst, flooding your Roanoke home, or the sewer could back up, making a horrible mess of everything. And, what you do in

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Prevent Flooding in Your Roanoke Home

Storms and hurricanes are a regular part of life in the Roanoke Valley, bringing the threat of flooded homes and thousands of dollars in repair and cleanup costs. But even a little water seeping into your home over time can mean unpleasant dampness and the growth of unhealthy mold and mildew. Protect Your Home Planning

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