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Dealing with spring flooding

Forget April showers. It’s already been a soggy year for much of the South. The Roanoke area is no exception. Record rainfall in recent years has been an object lesson in the importance of protecting your Roanoke home from flooding. Taking precautions now to prevent water damage can save a great deal of money spent

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Preventing Sewer Problems in Your Roanoke Home

Nobody wants to face sewer problems in their Roanoke home. What goes down the drain should stay down. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t, and it’s time to call a licensed plumber. The most obvious sign of a sewer line problem is sewage backing up into the home through the toilet or sink drains. That’s pretty gross.

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Your HVAC Needs Spring Cleaning, Too

Leave Winter in the Dust with These Indoor Air Quality Improvements It’s almost spring here in Roanoke. That means it’s almost time for a classic spring cleaning with open windows and plenty of fresh air blowing through your home. But while you’re cleaning, don’t forget that your HVAC system needs tidying up, too. Before temperatures

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When a Bathroom Remodel Turns into a DIY Nightmare

You’ve been planning to remodel your Roanoke bathroom for years, and now you’re ready to start. Before taking the plunge, though, consider whether the project might require professional help. Plumbing Problems While we’re sure the DIY skills of our Roanoke neighbors are top-notch, one mistake with bathroom plumbing can end up costing thousands in emergency

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Upgrade Your Home in the New Year

Roanoke homeowners don’t have to be stuck in the past. Join the 21st century by giving your home a modern, high-efficiency plumbing and heating upgrade. It can save you money in the long run. Better Heating System Where to start upgrading? How about your heating system? If your furnace is aging, it might be time

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Don’t get burned staying warm

When Old Man Winter is at his worst, Roanoke residents just want to stay warm. Sometimes, if the heating system in your house isn’t quite up to the task, it can be convenient to use a space heater to help stay comfortable. Space heaters are not without their dangers, though, and homeowners need to be

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Dealing with heating emergencies in your Roanoke home

Winter is here. With the very real threat of winter storms and frigid temps, Roanoke residents need to make sure their heating systems are up to the task. No matter how well prepared you are, though, heating emergencies happen. Your furnace might give out, or a winter storm might cause a power outage in your

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Reduce heating costs with a digital thermostat for your Roanoke home

Save money, time, and energy with a modern thermostat It’s getting cold, and you’ve been on top of getting your Roanoke home ready for winter. Furnace tune-up. Check. Home winterized. Check. Thermostat upgraded. Wait. No, don’t wait. Call Southern Trust to upgrade your old thermostat to a new digital model. You’ll save money and have

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Resolve to complete that bathroom makeover

Rub-a-dub-dub, there’s value in that tub Come on, admit it. You’ve been hemming and hawing about renovating your Roanoke home’s bathrooms for years now. It’s a nice idea, but then the worries start — it’ll be too expensive or you won’t really like it once it’s finished. As Roanoke bathroom remodeling experts, Southern Trust can

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Five reasons your Roanoke home needs a tankless water heater

If you are expecting a lot of guests this holiday season, you should consider a tankless water heater for your Roanoke home. The highly efficient on-demand water heaters provide virtually unlimited hot water to accommodate lots of showers and can save you big money in the long run. They only heat water as it’s needed

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