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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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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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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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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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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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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Add a sump pump to protect your Roanoke home

The experts at Southern Trust Home Services can protect your Roanoke home’s basement against flooding and water damage with sump pump installations and repairs. There are a wide range of pumps available to meet your needs. We can repair existing pumps and install new ones to help you protect your basement from water and mold

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Do you know what to do if you have a pipe burst in your Roanoke home?

While the coldest weather of winter may be past in Roanoke, a sudden cold snap can push the plumbing in your Roanoke home past the breaking point, leaving you with a home disaster. If you are concerned about the plumbing in your Roanoke home and the damage that may be done from a burst pipe,

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