Nasal congestion may not be a sign of a cold – it could be poor air quality

If you are suffering with nasal congestion, worsening asthma or allergies, the problem may not lie with your body’s defenses but could be a sign that your home’s air quality is poor. Many people think that staying indoors will help them avoid air pollution or allergens that can trigger breathing problems, but the issue could

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Celebrate National Tradesman Day by considering a career in home services

As we take some time on Sept. 17 to celebrate National Tradesman Day, we should also reflect on what it means to work as a skilled tradesman and why it’s a career with considering. What would life be like without the men and women who fix our leaky sinks or ensure our heating or air

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Don’t let summer electrical storms short circuit your electronic equipment

Late afternoon summer thunderstorms can sometimes offer a cool relief from the relenting heat of seasonal sun. But they can also cause damage to your home’s electronic equipment if the storm causes a power outage or surge, or trips your home’s circuit panel. That’s why the Roanoke electrical experts at Southern Trust Home Services recommend

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Cut your utility bills with these energy saving tips

Between rate increases and inflation caused by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, Virginia homeowners can expect their utility bills to go up by 12 to 20% this summer. But there are ways homeowners can offset some of these costs by ensuring their homes are running as efficiently as possible. Your Roanoke cooling experts

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Rid your home of high humidity with these tips

With the Dog Days of Summer on top of the Roanoke area, many homeowners may still be feeling the effects of the high humidity even with their air conditioning unit running at a warp speed. Humidity in the Southern United States is no joke. And, until William Carrier accidentally invented air conditioning in 1902, the

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Is it time to burst your pipes? When trenchless line repair is necessary.

If you’ve ever experienced a problem with a leaky underground pipe, you know how alarming it can be to have your yard, landscaping and even outdoor living spaces disturbed by the need to dig up an area to replace the pipe. In the past, when this portion of your plumbing needed relining, repair or replacement,

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Nasal congestion may not be a sign of a cold – it could be poor air quality

If you are suffering with nasal congestion, worsening asthma or allergies, the problem may not lie with your body’s defenses but could be a sign that your home’s air quality is poor. Many people think that staying indoors will help them avoid air pollution or allergens that can trigger breathing problems, but the issue could

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4 Tips to Keep Outdoor Drains Clear

Keep your outdoor drains running clear with these four tips   Summer is the season we run a lot of water outdoors and in areas where we don’t frequent in the winter.   Whether it’s to wash the car, fill the kids’ pool, water the plants or just cool off, we pump a lot of

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Mini-Splits Can Cool Areas Where Ductwork Won’t Reach

Does your she-shed need some ductless AC? We can help you with that! Summer is fast approaching and the temperature continues to rise. If you are still using window unit air conditioning to cool your historic Roanoke home, or you’ve been run out of your garden she-shed or garage due to hot weather, it might

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If your circuit breaker can’t handle your modern equipment, it may be time for an upgrade

The average home in Roanoke is about 20 years older than the national average of 40 years of age. While these 60+ year old homes can be stately and beautiful, it does mean that many homeowners in southwest Virginia have outdated or overwhelmed circuit panels. These circuit panels need to be upgraded so that they

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