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Only three things should go down your toilet: Toilet paper and items No. 1 and 2

In the United Kingdom, they call them fatbergs. They are giant conglomerates of grease, sanitary products, wet wipes and other unmentionables that are all flushed down toilets and wreak havoc on municipal wastewater treatment centers. Flush carefully. Flush responsibly. Remember, there are only three things that should be flushed down your Roanoke toilet: Toilet paper, and

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Southern Trust can keep your basement high and dry with a sump pump

Roanoke gets about 43 inches of rain per year, and most falls between April and August. That means the time to take steps to prevent basement flooding should start in March, at the latest, though there are obvious variables that can affect rainfall rates throughout the year. If your basement is prone to flooding, and

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Here are five signs your heat source is on its last legs

What’s the worst time to learn you need a new furnace? When the temperature bottoms out in winter, of course. That was certainly the case in Roanoke this winter, when temperatures plunged to unusually cold levels. Luckily, there are some tell-tale signs your furnace or heat pump is on its last legs. Knowing these signs of

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Five tips to prevent your pipes from freezing in frigid Roanoke weather

It’s not the ice; it’s the pressure that can burst your pipes. When temperatures dip well below freezing in the Roanoke Valley, Southern Trust promptly responds to dozens of frozen pipe calls, but there are some steps homeowners can take ahead of time to mitigate the risk. Water expands when it cools and freezes, of course, but

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Southern Trust can help quell the silent killer that is carbon monoxide

It’s odorless, colorless and can kill you. Every year, hundreds of people are killed and thousands injured after exposure to carbon monoxide. In light of January’s designation as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month, and our desire to keep our customers safe, here are a few fast facts about carbon monoxide and how to protect your family. Know the source.

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Save money on heating this winter with these tips from Southern Trust

The New River Valley and Roanoke see a fair share of snow, ice and cold weather during the winter months. When the snow starts flying on Peaks of Otter, there are steps you can take down below to stop the heat from running off with your money. Here are some basic hacks from Southern Trust to keep

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Southern Trust bathroom remodels make your business our business

Our latest service offered to the people of Roanoke and the New River Valley is building the bathrooms of their dreams. We can make renovations or construction as simple or as complex as you want. It can be modern, or it can be more traditional in design. But it won’t be that traditional. As we build the

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Deathly silence: Southern Trust can ensure your generator is operating safely

Many hurricane victims perish long after the storm has passed, leaving darkened homes with no electricity in its wake. The cause: Carbon monoxide poisoning from improper use of generators indoors, or the inappropriate use of gas grills indoors. The experts at Southern Trust can ensure your existing generator is working properly and the user is properly schooled in its

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Southern Trust offers electrical, heating and carbon monoxide safety tips for holidays

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It can also be the most dangerous. Cooking, heating malfunctions or misuse, and faulty electrical systems are among the leading causes of fires between Thanksgiving and February, according to Electrical Safety Foundation International. Fires involving Christmas trees and other holiday decorations tend to be more damaging and

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Ready to ascend to a new throne?

We are already southwest Virginia’s leaders in plumbing, HVAC and electrical services. Now there’s a new reason to invite us into your home: Our bathroom remodeling services. We take the same pride in refurbishing your bathroom as we do installing new water heaters or a surge protector. An investment in a new bathroom can dramatically increase

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