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 properly within the unit. Here are six of the more common […]

What Our ‘Best Of HomeAdvisor’ Means For You

When we started Robinson’s Plumbing Service in 2006, we did it to fill a void in Richmond’s plumbing services industry. That void was created by plumbers who didn’t always have the experience to properly treat customer issues, who lacked green and energy-saving initiatives, who didn’t provide the highest quality services at reasonable prices, and because […]

Tree Roots Cause Clogged Toilet at Charlottesville Home

Sometimes a clogged toilet is a simple fix, but in many instances, it’s just the symptom of a larger problem. That was the case for one of our Charlottesville clients, who called us about a toilet that was clogged and wouldn’t flush properly.   When we arrived at the home, we turned off the toilet’s water supply and […]

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 […]

Basement Flooded By Clogged Drain

In a scenario all too familiar for people with basements, after a period of heavy rain you begin to get water in your basement. Your first step is to identify the source of the water. In many cases, there is an exterior drain that is obstructed and is causing water to back up into the […]

Charlottesville Plumbing Tips: Sewer Line Inspection

Do you have a tub, sink or toilet that is perpetually clogged? Have you tried plunging and even a drain snake, yet the drain remains blocked? It is likely time to call a plumber to handle unclogging the toilet or other drain, because the clog could be in the sewer line, where plungers and drain […]

How much do toilets cost and what features do you need?

You might wonder how much you really need to know about your toilet. As long as its doing it’s business so you can do your business, you probably don’t think about your toilet much. However, if you’re doing a bathroom renovation or if your toilet breaks, leaks or doesn’t flush properly, you’re probably considering what […]

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 […]

Guide to Selecting the Right Dishwasher

Finding the right dishwasher can be a daunting experience. Dishwashers come in many different sizes, types, capacities and the seemingly countless features are often tempting, but not essential. Considering that the average dishwasher will last about 9-12 years and the cost can vary from $200-$2,000, it’s important that you do your homework and evaluate, not […]

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 […]

Do You Know What to Look for in a Plumber?

Whether you found your plumber from an ad in C-Ville Weekly, picked up a card at a local restaurant, or asked your neighbor who they thought the best plumber in Charlottesville is, there are certain things you need to look for in a plumber. The five major factors to consider when hiring a plumbing company […]

What Not to Put Down the Drain

Pouring a little bit of oil, food scraps, or a wipe or two down the drain might not seem like a big deal, especially if you’ve got a garbage disposal to help it along, but over time these things can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Items that aren’t specifically designed to break down in […]

Common Causes of Clogged Toilets

Clogged toilets are unpleasant and more common than we would like. Backed up toilets are more than just inconvenient, they can be unsanitary, messy, lead to costly repairs and render an entire bathroom useless. If you are dealing with a clogged toilet, it’s important to address the problem quickly, find out why the toilet clogged […]

Did You Know We Have a Location in Charlottesville, Virginia?

Robinson’s Plumbing serves the heart of Central Virginia with locations in both Richmond and Charlottesville. If you are a residential home owner or commercial property managers in the area, Robinson’s Plumbing has got you covered. As an award winning plumbing company with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Robinson’s is a name you […]

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 […]

What is an Automatic Water Shut-Off System?

Automatic water shut-off systems have water sensors on the floor that signal a control panel to shut off the main water supply and alert home owners to potential water damage. These sensors monitor water threats when you are away from your home and while your family is sleeping. People rarely associate flooding with fire, but […]

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 […]

Do You Know What To Do In a Plumbing Emergency?

Do you know how to shut off the water to your house? It is something many homeowners never think about, but it could save you from a major plumbing emergency. What would you do if your dishwasher suddenly began spewing water throughout your kitchen? What if the water line to your bathroom sprang a leak? […]