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

Fall Maintenance
Will buying a new furnace help you save money this winter?

Your furnace has been chugging along for nine or 10 years now. You’ve kept up with its maintenance schedule and it seems to be heating your home well. But is it time to consider installing a new one? Despite the initial outlay, will purchasing a new furnace help you save money in the long run?

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Is your plumbing ready to handle your holiday guest list?

With all the winter holidays right around the corner, you’re probably thinking about making sure your home is cleaned and decorated and your menu is perfect for your guests.  But if you’ve not considered how demanding the holiday season is on your plumbing system, you should take a few minutes to consider the shape of

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Would your home pass an electrical safety inspection?

Whether you are considering putting your home on the market, have a home that is more than 40 years old or need to add an electric car charger, an electrical safety inspection can determine if you’ll need to make some upgrades. An inspection can also show if your home is safe and free from common

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Nasal congestion may not be a sign of a cold – it could be poor air quality

If you are suffering with nasal congestion, worsening asthma or allergies, the problem may not lie with your body’s defenses but could be a sign that your home’s air quality is poor. Many people think that staying indoors will help them avoid air pollution or allergens that can trigger breathing problems, but the issue could

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Celebrate National Tradesman Day by considering a career in home services

As we take some time on Sept. 17 to celebrate National Tradesman Day, we should also reflect on what it means to work as a skilled tradesman and why it’s a career with considering. What would life be like without the men and women who fix our leaky sinks or ensure our heating or air

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Don’t let summer electrical storms short circuit your electronic equipment

Late afternoon summer thunderstorms can sometimes offer a cool relief from the relenting heat of seasonal sun. But they can also cause damage to your home’s electronic equipment if the storm causes a power outage or surge, or trips your home’s circuit panel. That’s why the Roanoke electrical experts at Southern Trust Home Services recommend

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Cut your utility bills with these energy saving tips

Between rate increases and inflation caused by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, Virginia homeowners can expect their utility bills to go up by 12 to 20% this summer. But there are ways homeowners can offset some of these costs by ensuring their homes are running as efficiently as possible. Your Roanoke cooling experts

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Rid your home of high humidity with these tips

With the Dog Days of Summer on top of the Roanoke area, many homeowners may still be feeling the effects of the high humidity even with their air conditioning unit running at a warp speed. Humidity in the Southern United States is no joke. And, until William Carrier accidentally invented air conditioning in 1902, the

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Is it time to burst your pipes? When trenchless line repair is necessary.

If you’ve ever experienced a problem with a leaky underground pipe, you know how alarming it can be to have your yard, landscaping and even outdoor living spaces disturbed by the need to dig up an area to replace the pipe. In the past, when this portion of your plumbing needed relining, repair or replacement,

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Nasal congestion may not be a sign of a cold – it could be poor air quality

If you are suffering with nasal congestion, worsening asthma or allergies, the problem may not lie with your body’s defenses but could be a sign that your home’s air quality is poor. Many people think that staying indoors will help them avoid air pollution or allergens that can trigger breathing problems, but the issue could

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