Don’t let a scary bathroom frighten your holiday guests! Remodel now.

  If your chipped bathtub or grimy shower stall is scarier than the Halloween decorations that adorn your lawn, it may be time to remodel your bath. After all, it won’t be too much longer before the family makes the trek to your home for the upcoming holidays. You probably don’t want your visitors to

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Oh, there’s always a way to prep for the holidays…

We all know there’s no place like home for the holidays, but is your home’s heating ready to handle the additional use that comes with hosting guests? If you’re planning to have family and friends over to celebrate the holidays or just preparing for the cold months ahead, it is a good idea to see

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Tips to keep the holidays festive and not flammable

If you’ll be spending some time in the next few weeks decorating your Roanoke home by hanging lights on trees, roofs and eaves, using your stove more to make delightful treats or by affixing other electrical decorations around your home, you should also spend a little time ensuring that your electrical system can handle the

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Your spirit may be ready for the holidays, but is your house?

Holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about the toilet clogging up or the furnace not heating while your family is visiting your home from out of town. Remember that having more people in the house can put excess strain on your home’s plumbing, electrical and climate control systems, so one of the best

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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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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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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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