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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]