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Southern Trust can help weather the storm

National Emergency Preparedness Month came this year at both a fortunate and disastrous time. Hurricane Harvey set a rainfall record for the continental U.S. when it barreled ashore near Houston in late August, and floodwaters have yet to fully recede. Hurricane Irma followed close behind Harvey, devastating parts of the Caribbean before spreading damage and

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Five reasons Southern Trust should remodel your Roanoke bathroom

We have recently added bathroom remodeling and upgrades to our list of home service offerings in the Roanoke area. You and your family spend a lot of time in the bathroom, so ensure it’s a pleasant place. Sometimes you can no longer handle the lime-green tub installed in the 1970s, or your toilet runs like a cheetah,

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What to do when disaster strikes your water source

Soon after a chemical spill flowed into Tinker Creek in Roanoke in late July, decimating aquatic life and threatening drinking water, journalists were on the phone or in the studio with Ted Puzio, owner of Southern Trust Home Services. They wanted his expertise in helping viewers or readers understand the potential threat to their health and

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Five things you can do to protect local water quality

Water covers most of the Earth – so much so that the greatest ocean depths have not been fully explored. It’s easy to take it for granted in the U.S. You turn on a tap, and out pours clear, clean healthy water. That’s in large part thanks to municipal treatment systems and clean, deep well

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Go ductless this summer

During especially hot weather, your summer utility bills in the Roanoke area can equal those of winter. But we can help you avoid those summer shockers. Our crew of experts at Southern Trust Services can not only maintain your existing HVAC system to ensure peak efficiency, we can take you in a totally different direction

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Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Emergency?

Ever had one of these waking nightmares? You awake at 3 a.m. in your Roanoke-area home to find your toilet overflowing. Your pipes burst one long, dark winter night. You wake up in a pool of sweat because your air conditioner goes on the fritz in the middle of a torrid heat wave. Your power

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It’s time to hit the AC in Roanoke

When it comes to air conditioning units, bigger is not always better. There are industry-standard reference materials and software that can help you choose the right size air conditioner or HVAC unit for your Roanoke-area home. The HVAC experts at Southern Trust can also help you make the right call. Most newer, more energy-efficient homes

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Let us share a little sumpin sumpin: How sump pumps work

A wet spring portends a wet summer in the Roanoke area. One crucial service provided by Southern Trust, a leader in HVAC, plumbing and electrical services, is sump pump installation and maintenance. These pumps are key to keeping basements dry during periods of heavy rain or even flooding. Even moderately damp basements can explode with

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Don’t let the grandkids suck your hot water dry

Even in the hottest depths of summer, you need hot water. The Roanoke Valley is a prime vacation spot, and many play host to family members and friends over the course of a summer. And it never fails: After the cousins, grandkids, siblings and parents have all had their showers and steamed up your bathroom

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Protect your vacant home while on vacation

Planning a summer vacation can sometimes negate the very relaxation it promises. There are the animals to board; the mail to stop; the papers to cancel; the out-of-office replies to program. There are also some important home-maintenance, HVAC, electrical and plumbing issues to keep in mind before you depart the Roanoke Valley, and Southern Trust Home

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