How to Save Energy in the Winter

Energy is required to power and operate our homes day in and day out. Water and heat are two resources that we depend on to live comfortably. It’s important to do your part and make changes for energy conservation in the home. Luckily, as plumbing experts we have extensive knowledge in how to save energy […]

What’s the Best Type of Water Heater?

What’s the best water heater and how much does it cost? It’s a question that we get asked all the time. The simple answer, it depends. Not what you wanted to hear? It is the truth though—a water heater replacement or upgrade can cost anywhere from $500 to $5,000. It all boils down to a […]

6 Common Tankless Water Heater Problems Solved

Tankless hot water heaters can be a great investment for your home or office. Newer versions are very efficient and can save you money if set up properly. Although it’s less common, there are some potential issues that could arise if something isn’t working correctly within the unit. Here are six of the most common […]

Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters

Which is better, a gas or electric water heater? Plumbers are asked this often, and the answer isn’t exactly black and white. While it’s true that gas is generally cheaper than electricity, there are several other factors that may or may not offset your hot water energy savings. Consider the following when deciding between electric […]

5 Fall Plumbing Maintenance & Winterizing Tips

It happened just like that, summer is over, the air is feeling cooler, days are getting shorter and leaves are slowing starting to fall. You may even find yourself using an extra blanket at night time and sending the kids to the bus in jackets. Fall is here! It’s likely you aren’t giving much thought […]

Choosing the Right Dishwasher for You

Finding the right dishwasher can be a daunting experience. Given that the average dishwasher will last about 9-12 years it’s important to consider not just what type of dishwasher looks best in your home but also elements such as price, durability, energy efficiency, and more. Luckily we have a handy chart below and if you’re not […]

How to Ensure Proper Exterior Drainage

Now that the neighborhood pool is closed, buses are rolling in and the air is feeling slightly more crisp you might be ready for fall, but is your house? Did you know the shift from summer to fall is a big transition for your home’s drainage system? Responsible for providing clear passageway for any water […]

“Flushable” Wipes Aren’t as Flushable As You Think

It’s one of the most overlooked problems in plumbing and our technicians are all to familiar with the scenario: flushable wipes clear the toilet after the flush so users think “great, they ARE flushable”. But those same wipes are often the source of drain clogs further down sewer line and the problem builds over time.  […]

We’re Hiring Experienced Plumbing Technicians!

WE’RE HIRING EXPERIENCED PLUMBING TECHNICIANS Compensation: Paid Bi‐Weekly. Amount is determined by experience. Employment type: full‐me 40+ hours guaranteed     Robinson’s Plumbing Service is a professional plumbing company looking for someone dependable to join our team! We take pride in our technicians always presenting a clean, neat appearance and who consider their work a craft. We expect that technicians are able to communicate problems […]

Nominate Robinson’s Plumbing for Richmond’s Best Plumbing Service in 2017!

We love our customers and as our reviews show, they love us, but wouldn’t it be great to share our industry leading service with your family and friends. When it comes time for their plumbing emergencies we want them to know who to call. The Richmond Times Dispatch is searching for the best Richmond area […]

4 Things to Think About When Remodeling Your Bathroom

Upgrading your bathroom can seem like a daunting task. Once you’ve started the process, getting the bathroom of your dreams can be confusing, especially since the plumbing fixtures are often the last thing to be installed, yet they are the first things that should be selected. Seems backwards, right? The rough plumbing that goes in […]

Save Money by Upgrading Your Appliances

Looking to cut down your monthly utility bills? Did you know you can save money by decreasing your energy usage and help the environment at the same time?  Fortunately, saving money and helping the environment often go together.  If you still have appliances made in the 1990s or earlier, it is probably time to consider replacing […]

Nominate Robinson’s Plumbing for RTD The Best 2017!

There’s no doubt about it – YOU are the reason we enjoy what we do. But we want everyone in Richmond to know who to call when they have plumbing issues. The Richmond Times-Dispatch is looking for the best businesses in the area that do a great job and care about their customers, and they […]

12 Tips to Prepare Your Indoors & Outdoors for Independence Day

In addition to celebrating our country’s independence, what comes to mind when you think about July 4th? Fireworks, barbeques, outdoor fun, hosting family and friends—all things good and festive. If you’re planning to have a get together at your home this upcoming holiday, do yourself a favor by making sure your plumbing system and appliances […]

Got A Gurgling Sink?

Ignoring funny noises coming from your drain is not something you should do. Any time a gurgling noise is heard coming from a kitchen or bathroom drain it needs to be investigated. Many people think if water is draining, then the drain noise is probably no big deal. The truth is it could be a […]

Get Your Grill & Home Ready for Memorial Day Celebrations

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer—and it’s right around the corner! But while you’re gearing up for celebrations and backyard barbeques, don’t forget to think about the strain this time of year puts on your home’s plumbing system. Anything can happen when you pair fun in the sun with a houseful of family […]

3 Things to Consider When Installing a Gas Line

Gas can be used for several different applications in your home including hot water heaters, stoves, ranges, and even some dryers. Many homeowners prefer gas as a heat source because it tends to be less expensive per unit, cleaner burning, more responsive to adjustments, and gives off a more localized source of heat. Propane or […]

5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Appliances

Appliances are expensive and knowing how long they last can help plan for the unexpected expense of replacing them and making sure you get your money’s worth. More expensive appliances don’t necessarily last longer than their cheaper ones, but different features can affect the lifespan of your appliances. Here’s a list of the average life expectancy […]

How Much Does It Cost To Install A New Gas Line?

EGas can be used for several different applications in your home. Hot water heaters, stoves, ranges, and even some dryers are a few appliances that could use gas. Home heating systems and fireplaces may also be fueled by gas. Many homeowners prefer gas over electric for reasons like: Energy bill savings Cleaner burning, eco-friendly More […]

Why Is My Drain Gurgling?

Don’t ignore funny noises coming from your drain. Any time a gurgling noise is heard coming from a kitchen or bathroom drain it needs to be investigated. Many people think if water is draining properly, then the drain noise is probably no big deal, but the truth is it could be a warning sign of […]

Retrieving Jewelry Lost Down the Drain

One of your valuables slips down the sink drain with the blink of an eye… Suddenly, you’re faced with a major plumbing emergency. The cherished engagement ring you removed to scrub the dishes, the diamond stud you unknowingly brushed out of your earlobe or that elegant bracelet that slid right off your wrist…it happens to […]

Water Heater Trouble? Signs it’s Time to Replace

When you think of your plumbing system and water supply, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Many would say the hot water heater. This residential plumbing powerhouse is the 2nd highest energy consuming appliance in the home, and accounts for nearly 25% of your energy bill, per the DOE. Age is one of […]

Why is Seasonal Maintenance Important for Plumbing Systems?

We know as well as you—homeownership is a labor of love that requires ongoing upkeep. Whether you’re a first-time homeowner, or have performed your own maintenance for longer than you care to remember, the work you put into your home can take a physical and financial toll. The key to a healthy, safe, comfortable home […]

How to Solve Low Water Pressure Problems

Low water pressure can be a problem that makes the most routine tasks difficult.  Ever shower, wash dishes or try to fill a glass with water and the fixture only manages to trickle?  If you’ve battled with low water pressure, you understand the inconvenience it can cause.  Luckily, there are a number of methods to […]