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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Concealing Ugly Plumbing Problems

Plumbing is an integral part of your home, but it’s certainly not the most attractive.  Things like exposed pipes, drains and bulky tanks can quickly turn what would otherwise be a relaxing bathroom or cozy living space into an eyesore.  Although there’s not much you can do to rid your home of these unsightly components, […]

Summer Water Conservation Tips

When summer rolls around, everyone gets excited about the warm weather, outdoor activities, vacation, and other summertime fun. With that boost in activity comes an increased need for your everyday resources–things as simple as food, electricity, and water! If you’re not paying attention, it probably won’t seem like you’re using much more water than normal […]

How To Test For Toilet Leaks

Running toilets are among the most common plumbing complaints we about hear from our Charlottesville customers and one of the leading causes of high water bills. A small leak can waste 30 gallons of water per day, which adds up quickly. Small leaks are also harder to detect and more likely to go unnoticed for […]

A Quick Reference Guide: How to Talk “Plumber” – Traps, Snakes, and Waste Stacks

Plumbing isn’t another language—it’s more of a dialect. But when it comes to giving and getting information from your plumbing technician, it can really pay to educate yourself on some basic terms with our Quick Reference Guide. That way, you can communicate problems to your tech faster, and he or she can hopefully diagnose the […]

5 Simple Ways To Conserve Water At Home

The average family in America uses over 300 gallons of water per day. That’s over 100,000 gallons of water each year! But, most people can conserve water at home by making just a few small changes around the house. Here are a few ways that you can start using less water and saving more money […]

Luxury Bathroom Plumbing

Planning a luxury bathroom can seem like a daunting task. Once you’ve started the process, getting the bathroom of your dreams can be confusing, especially considering that the fixtures are often the last to be installed, yet they are the first things that should be selected. Seems backwards doesn’t it? The rough plumbing that goes […]

High Water Pressure Can Be Bad News

We all like more water pressure in the shower and it can be helpful when you’re doing the dishes, but beware of the dangers of too much of a good thing. When was the last time you checked your water pressure? Have you ever? A water pressure gauge can be inexpensively purchased (usually around $10) […]

How To Fix Leaky Faucets

Nearly every home and business owner has dealt with a leaky faucet at one point or another. Faucets have rubber washers and plastic parts that deteriorate over time and often cause the drip, drip, drip that gets on your nerves. So what do you do about it? That depends, confident DIY-ers may feel that a […]

How to Use a Water Meter to Check For Leaks

Plumbing leaks of all kinds contribute to significant water waste for many homes and businesses. In fact, studies have shown that leaks can cause a typical home can lose between 2,000 and 20,000 gallons of water per year. Some leaks are easy to spot, such as dripping faucets and hissing toilets, while others can go undetected […]

Frozen Pipe Warning in the News

We have been busy thawing out frozen pipes all over Richmond and Charlottesville. The bitter temperatures are causing pipes to leak, burst and clog. The best way to protect your pipes is take measures to prevent them from freezing. See the NBC news report below, in which Robinson’s Plumbing outlines some easy precautions you can […]

What every homeowner should know about their pipes

Leaky and damaged pipes can lead to dangerous problems and can cost thousands of dollars to repair. The worst part is that many homeowner insurance policies don’t cover water damage or water pipe repair and replacement. The good news is that water pipe damage can often be prevented with the proper observation and action. Here […]

5 False Plumbing Facts Everyone Thinks Are True

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation about plumbing being passed around. Over the years we’ve seen it all, and too often we hear these five myths repeated like plumbing-gospel. We are here to set the record straight and debunk the plumbing myths that are doing more harm than good. Earthshattering Plumbing Myths Debunked 1.Lemons […]

Go Green and Save Money by Upgrading Appliances

Looking to cut down your monthly utility bills and help the environment at the same time?  Fortunately, saving money and helping the environment often go hand-in-hand.  If you still have appliances made in the 1990s or earlier, it is probably time to consider replacing some of those old appliance, because appliance technology has come a […]

3 DIY Tips to Avoid Plumbing Disasters

With regular maintenance from a professional plumber and a few Do-It-Yourself plumbing tips, you can reduce the chances of being hit with a plumbing disaster.  If you have ever experienced a plumbing emergency, you know how terrible they can be.  Together we can take a stand against plumbing disasters!  Here are 3 easy Do-It-Yourself tips […]

Drain Cleaning Safety

Your drain is clogged and you reach for one of the named-brand drain cleaners to get the job done. Did you know that often drain cleaners contain harmful, toxic chemicals that can present a real safety hazard if not used properly? If you choose to use chemical drain cleaners: Always read the directions thoroughly – […]

Leave it to Nature – BioOne

Leave it to Nature to come up with the perfect solutions for our messes. When it comes to getting rid of our own natural, organic wastes—from food, grease and gunk to your “you know what”—Nature has the answer: bacteria! Hungry super bacteria are what eat the gunk we find in our drains, grease traps and […]

What to Do if Your Pipes Freeze

Do you know what to do if your pipes freeze? Use this blog as your quick-reference resource guide this winter. If you read our last blog, you already know what to do to keep your pipes from freezing.  However, if it’s too late and you’ve got a problem, here’s what to do. First, what is […]

Top Tips for Getting a Head Start on Your Plumbing Winter Preparations

Are you ready to get a head start on your plumbing winter preparations? This list has some of our favorite–and easiest–advice for winter-proofing the plumbing in your home. Taking even just a few of these steps could save you money on your utility bills and save wear-and-tear on your pipes and your home. Outside Disconnect […]

Is Your Plumbing Ready for Winter?

“I’ll give you a prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.” Bill Murray in Groundhog Day Is your plumbing ready for winter? The best time to think about winterizing your plumbing is while the days are still warm, so that you’re more […]