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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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Fixing Air Quality Problems in Your Home

What’s in the air you’re breathing? That’s the question that Roanoke homeowners need to be asking themselves. Indoor air quality is important to your health. It’s not just about dust and pet dander setting off allergies, either. From mold to radon to volatile organic chemicals, there are many pollutants that can be found in the

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Is Your Cooling Bill Too High?

Another Roanoke summer is here, and if the predictions are correct, this summer’s heat could be a record breaker. Since there are so many different types of homes in our area, trying to find just one solution to cutting your air conditioning bill wouldn’t be effective. Why not try several of the options below to

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Dealing with Summertime Sewer Problems

It’s already summertime in Roanoke, and while everything seems green and beautiful above ground, there could be a lurking problem just below the ground in and around your home. It’s the perfect time for sewer problems to make a mess of your wonderful summer. Summertime Sewer Blues During the summer, more people are using your

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HVAC Rocks!

Consider the advantages of a career in HVAC June 22 is one of our favorite days of the year here at Southern Trust Home Services. It’s National HVAC Tech Day, when we honor our talented and hard-working service experts who help keep Roanoke homes comfortable and safe. Looking for a Great Career? When it comes

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Splitting Up with Ductwork

Finding a flexible air-conditioning solution for your home Roanoke homes come in all sort of flavors: from old and stately houses to modern, sprawling near-mansions, from fixer-uppers to brand-spanking new. With all this variety, there is no one-size-fits-all air conditioning solution that meets the needs of all homeowners. Flexible Cooling and Heating One HVAC option

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