5 Things to Look for in a Roanoke Plumber

When it comes to hiring a plumber, beauty is only skin deep, but quality should go all the way to the bone. If you need a Roanoke plumber to work on your home, your friends at Southern Trust can offer a few things to keep in mind for great results.  1. Look for a License

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Expert Plumbing Tips for an Emergency-Free Holiday

Nobody wants to call the plumber in the middle of a holiday dinner, but having guests over can put an unexpected strain on your home’s pipes. This time of year, plumbing trouble becomes more frequent, and there’s nothing worse than trying to deal with sewer blockages, frozen pipes or sluggish showers. Instead, prepare your home

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Upgrade to a Digital Thermostat, Go Tankless for Smart Holiday Savings

We’re pretty sure that Roanoke homeowners have better things to do with their money during the holidays than waste it on unnecessary heating costs. Cold weather doesn’t have to mean backbreaking heating bills. The experts at Southern Trust Home Service have some advice on cost-effective heating system upgrades for your Roanoke home that will start

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Can Your Water Heater Handle Holiday Guest Hot Water Needs?

It’s November, which means it’s time to get your Roanoke home ready for holiday visits from friends and family. After lots of mopping and vacuuming and straightening up, the house might be tidy and gleaming, but have you considered the state of your water heater? With traditional storage-type water heaters, a tank is filled with

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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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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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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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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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