Five Myths About Your Heating System

Heat pumps, furnaces and boilers are common sights in Roanoke homes. But unless you’re an HVAC technician, how they work and how to keep them in top shape can be a mystery, creating myths that some homeowners cling to even today. Here are five of those myths, so you can be better informed about your

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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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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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Don’t get burned staying warm

When Old Man Winter is at his worst, Roanoke residents just want to stay warm. Sometimes, if the heating system in your house isn’t quite up to the task, it can be convenient to use a space heater to help stay comfortable. Space heaters are not without their dangers, though, and homeowners need to be

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Dealing with heating emergencies in your Roanoke home

Winter is here. With the very real threat of winter storms and frigid temps, Roanoke residents need to make sure their heating systems are up to the task. No matter how well prepared you are, though, heating emergencies happen. Your furnace might give out, or a winter storm might cause a power outage in your

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Keep your Roanoke home’s air healthy during the holidays

Southern Trust can clear the air for your family A lot of outdoor allergens take a vacation from Roanoke during the winter. That doesn’t mean your family is in the clear, even if they stay tucked inside your comfortable home. If your indoor air quality isn’t up to par, they might be better off getting

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It’s hurricane season. We can help you prepare for the worst even in Roanoke.

Think you’re safe from the effects of hurricanes in Roanoke and the rest of Southwestern Virginia? Camille and Isabel beg to differ. Camille came ashore in Mississippi in August 1969 as a category 5 hurricane with wind speeds of up to 200 mph, weakening quickly to a tropical depression as it headed northeast. Despite its post-tropical status,

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Southern Trust offers electrical, heating and carbon monoxide safety tips for holidays

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It can also be the most dangerous. Cooking, heating malfunctions or misuse, and faulty electrical systems are among the leading causes of fires between Thanksgiving and February, according to Electrical Safety Foundation International. Fires involving Christmas trees and other holiday decorations tend to be more damaging and

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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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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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