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

How to tell if your main sewer line is clogged

We’ve all experienced that sinking feeling: You’re ready to take a relaxing shower only to see that your tub is backed up with a smelly sludge that won’t go down. While this could simply be a sign that your tub drain is clogged, it could also be a symptom of a buildup of tree roots

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Imagine a day without water

Imagine going a day without a bath, the ability to cook or clean or even an opportunity to drink a cool glass of refreshing water. Water scarcity is a problem that is plaguing the globe and to underscore the importance of protecting and conserving this important resource, the United Nations has designated March 22 as

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5 Signs Your Home Office Needs Electrical Improvements

Between high-speed internet and lingering concerns about COVID-19,more and more people are working from home offices instead of going into work on a daily basis. But, if you have an older home or have a lot of computer equipment, your home office might not be able to handle the electrical needs you require to get

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Love the air you breathe: tips for better IAQ

With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air. But, unfortunately, so are other things that aren’t so easy to adore. Because your house has been closed up most of the winter to stave off the cold, the air in your house might be stale. It could also be full of pet hair and dander,

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Ring in the new year with a happy home: tips to improve your home’s energy efficiency

With utility costs expected their continued rise in 2023, a homeowner might add “improving my energy efficiency” to their New Year’s Resolution list. While simple fixes like weather stripping windows and doors and unplugging unused electronics will save you some cash, it’s the big-ticket items that will really make a dent in your utility costs.

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Can a tankless top your conventional water heater?

If you currently have a conventional water heater but are considering a switch to a tankless model, there may be some things you should consider before you make the switch. Your Roanoke plumbing experts at Southern Trust Home Services want you to consider the benefits of going tankless when making a decision on a new

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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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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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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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