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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Make Sure Your Plumbing is Ready for Roanoke Winter

With cold weather taking over this January in Roanoke, making sure that your plumbing is ready when temperatures plunge can help protect your home from water damage related to frozen or burst pipes. If you are concerned about keeping the plumbing in your Roanoke home protected, Southern Trust Home Services plumbing experts can solve any potential plumbing

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