Tips For Clean Faucets

It's no secret that foot traffic to bathrooms and kitchens increases in summer. The kids are home from school, and out-of-town relatives come for extended vacations. You'll spend more time washing dishes and clothes, waiting in line for the shower, a...

Prevent Backflow Problems This Spring

Spring in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads signals not only unpredictable changes in weather but potential issues with your home water. If you've lived in the area long enough, you've become used to the lines of passing storms and the explosion of po...

Three Steps to Hurricane Preparedness for Your Plumbing

Like you, we’ve kept our eyes on the skies here in Virginia Beach. One day we’re putting on an extra sweater and reaching for the heat dial, the next we’re wearing shorts. We’re known for our unpredictable weather, and with talk of hurricanes and sup...

Have An Atomic 2017

2017 has blown into town on blustery, flurry-filled winds and buried our seaside community beneath mounds of snow. In the aftermath of the winter storm Helena, many Norfolk and Virginia Beach homeowners may find themselves cranking up the heat, or ev...

Does Cold Weather Affect the Water Heater?

We’re certain to feel the chill this winter, and when that happens we make good use of our home heating systems and hot water. Too cold to go out to eat? It’s nice to cook at home, but dishes pile up and we use the sinks and dishwashers more than usu...

Atomic Plumbing Receives Nexstar 2016 MVP Award for Customer Service

For their exemplary customer satisfaction as shown in response from their customers, Atomic Plumbing of Virginia Beach was awarded the MVP Award for Outstanding Customer Service from Nexstar at the September 2016 Nexstar Super Meeting! As one of 500 ...

Tank Vs. Tankless Water Heaters

As the days and nights get cooler, thoughts turn to keeping the house warm for fall and winter. You may find you use more hot water toward the end of the year for cooking and laundry, and maybe a longer shower to delay going out into the cold. It’s n...

Why is My Water Heater Making Noise?

No doubt you’re familiar with all the “house noises” in your living environment. After you flush your toilet, for example, you may expect to hear the hissing, running sound that prompts some to “jiggle the handle” so it stops. You know, if the hissin...

Get Your Plumbing Ready for Summer

Summer is coming. In a few weeks the kids will be out of school and everybody’s schedule will change for the next three months. For many families in Hampton Roads, it means more people will likely stay at home during the day, and that means more l...

Springtime Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Spring has sprung in Hampton Roads! While you're dreaming of blossoming flowers, warm breezes and pool parties, there are a few things you can do to prepare your household for those sweet summer days ahead. Follow our springtime guide to a pleasant ...

Winter Plumbing Problems & How to Solve Them

At Atomic Plumbing in Virginia Beach, Norfolk & Chesapeake we strive to keep the pipes and drains of Hampton Roads clean and clear of issues. Nobody's happy when the plumbing breaks, backs up or leaks. Keep our winter plumbing tips handy in case ...

New Year, New Pipes

With each New Year come new resolutions; eating healthy, working out, breaking a bad habit. This year, we challenge you to resolve, not only to improve yourself, but also to improve your plumbing. A few simple tricks can beat just about any clog, and...

Winter is Coming for your Pipes

The air is turning cooler, the days are growing shorter and the soon the water will turn to ice. Make sure your pipes are ready for the coming winter, by calling Atomic Plumbing in Norfolk, Virginia Beach & Chesapeake to winterize your plumbing s...

We've Got Your Backflow Meter

The Importance of Backflow Meter Testing We are surrounded by water all day, every day. Living in Hampton Roads means we may be more aware of the presence of water in our lives, but how often do you consider the quality of water in your home or busi...

Commercial Plumbing in Hampton Roads

Running a business is a full-time job, and the last thing you want to worry about is your plumbing. When your business has a plumbing problem, let Atomic put your mind at ease. Atomic Plumbing has been a local favorite for over 40 years. Our techn...

Atomic Plumbing Wins Best of the Beach!

At Atomic Plumbing, we strive everyday to be the best plumbers we can be - as any customer of ours will tell you. Thanks to the wonderful folks of Virginia Beach, we've been voted Best Plumber of the Beach for the sixth year in a row! Thank you Vir...

Atomic Plumbing Wins 2014 Super Service Award from Angie's List!

Atomic Plumbing Wins Super Service Award for 2015! Atomic Plumbing is honored and pleased to have been given the Super Service Award from Angie's List for the eighth year in a row! Hampton Roads has trusted Atomic Plumbing for almost fifty years,...

Vote us Best of the Beach 2015!

Vote Atomic Plumbing the Best of the Beach for 2015! It is that time of year again - the Best time! Atomic Plumbing has been voted number one at the beach for 5 years in a row - and we want to make it 6! Vote for Atomic Plumbing and vote for the be...

Water Heater Maintenance

Due to the recent changes in water heater regulations, Atomic Plumbing wants the residents of Virginia Beach and Norfolk to know that there are still lots of options available! If you're concerned about your water heater, or considering upgrading, co...

New Regulations for Water Heaters

Recent changes to energy efficiency regulations by the U.S. Department of Energy require higher energy factor ratings on virtually all residential water heating products. These new requirements specify some significant changes to water heaters man...

Atomic Plumbing Named Plumbing Contractor of the Year by PM Magazine

Atomic Plumbing is thrilled to have been featured on the cover of the industry icon Plumbing & Mechanical magazine for their January 2015 issue. We are so honored to have been named "Plumbing Contractor of the Year," and look forward to another y...

Residential Plumbing Products in Virginia Beach

Atomic Plumbing has been there for your Virginia Beach plumbing problems for over 40 years. There's no plumbing issue with which we haven't tangled, from regular maintenance and repairs to installation to digging your engagement ring out of the drain...

Tank Water Heaters & Tankless Water Heaters

Should you go Tankless? There are many differences between traditional Storage (Tank) water heaters and the newer, smaller Tankless heaters and Atomic Plumbing in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake is here to help you figure out which kind is ri...

Ready your pipes for cold weather

Orange leaves, pumpkins and candy...Fall has officially arrived!   With the colder weather comes danger for your plumbing, so get your pipes winterized with Atomic Plumbing in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. When water freezes, ...

Best of the beach 2014: Best Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Company in Virginia Beach

We would like to thank all our customers and friends for voting us the best Virginia Beach plumbing company! We truly appreciate your business and your vote! Thank you for your support throughout the years and for making us who we are today! We...

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Partner

  Atomic Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is proud to be a part of Nexstar Legacy Foundation Partner Program. We look towards the next generation of plumbers in Hampton Roads who develop their skill set through the different scholarships and progr...

Randy Creekmore’s 20th Anniversary with Atomic Plumbing

Please meet (if you haven’t yet) one of our best plumbing mechanics, Randy Creekmore.  We have recently celebrated Randy’s 20th anniversary with Atomic Plumbing!  We value and appreciate all the members of Atomic team, and would like to thank Randy C...

Best of the Beach 2014 - Vote for us!

It is time to vote again! Please show your support and vote us the best plumber in Virginia Beach!  We appreciate your support! To vote online, go to hamptonroads.com/bestof and submit your vote for Atomic Plumbing & Drain Cleaning To vot...

Virginia Beach Hurricane Preparedness

It's not a favorite season of Virginia Beach residents, but one must always remain vigilant in late summer and early fall when hurricanes are mostly likely to touch down in the Mid-Atlantic coast. Once in a great while Virginia Beach and Norfolk are ...

Hire a Virginia Beach Plumber

There’s a clog in your shower drain, or maybe your toilet is running for hours on end when it shouldn’t be. Do you run a business in Virginia Beach and have problems with sinks or water heaters? It might be time to hire a plumber in Virginia Beac...

How to FInd a Plumber?

Atomic Plumbing is tops in commercial plumbing services for the Hampton Roads area. Regardless of the size of your business, you need plumbers who know the pipework of industrial or retail buildings, and who are specialized in handling jobs witho...

How to Unclog a Toilet

There’s never a good time for an emergency, especially a clogged toilet. If your toilet gets clogged, there are several methods to solve the problem that you can use before calling a plumber. Before you begin, remember to avoid unnecessary flushin...

Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Many people in Virginia Beach and Norfolk have heard about frozen pipes, and if you’ve never experienced them, consider yourself lucky. Frozen pipes are inconvenient at best; at their worst, they can burst and require professional pipe repair help. ...

Meet & Greet Atomic Plumbing Team at the National Wave Day

At the national Wave Day our plumbing and drain cleaning team walked out to say “Good Morning” and wave to the residents of Virginia Beach. The national Wave Day is the day when the local businesses wave to the public to show their devotion, commitme...

20 Reasons To Use Atomic Plumbing

Are you looking for a dependable plumber in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, or any other area of Hampton Roads? Call Atomic Plumbing your first. And here is why: 40 Years in business - We have been in business for over 40 years. Yes, that lon...

Thank You for Choosing Us the Best Plumber in Virginia Beach!

Atomic Plumbing has been voted the best Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Company in Virginia Beach, once again! We would like to thank all our customers and friends for voting! We greatly appreciate your support and loyalty! Atomic Plumbing is your ...

Vote Us The Best Plumber in Virginia Beach!

To all our customers and friends: Please show your support and vote us the best plumber in Virginia Beach! We appreciate your vote! Vote online at www.hamptonroads.com/bestof Or Text ACKV to 21333 *Standard messaging rates apply. Atomic ...

The Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater

To understand how the tankless water heater can save you money let's compare a regular water heater to a tankless one.Water heater with a tank:Heats up water and stores it in the tank. Keeps the water heated at all times, unless you turn it off. Runs...

Questions to Ask a Plumber

We rarely have a plumber on a speed dial, calling a plumbing company only when we have an emergency. Even though there are many plumbers to choose from, you may not always have time to find the best deal. A good way to find the best plumbing compa...

Dishwasher Installation

The excitement of getting a new dishwasher is often followed by the frustration of installing it. New and sophisticated energy-efficient dishwashers that save water and electricity are more advanced in their functions. However, improper dishwasher in...

If Your Engagement Ring went Down the Drain

Accidents happen. Your heart stops when your engagement ring or any other valuable piece of jewelry falls down the drain. Many begin to panic thinking that the ring is lost forever, but this is not the end of the story yet. If your jewelry falls d...

Toilet Leak Repair

Do you see water under the tank of your toilet? There are certain things you can do to fix your toilet and to keep it in a good working order. There are fix-ups you can do in your own, but you will need a professional plumber for bigger problems.Thin...

Shower Drain Cleaning

Even if you clean your shower on a regular basis, you still might be neglecting to clean the drain. Shower should drain completely and quickly, without any delay. If you notice that the water takes longer and longer to drain, you may be have a clogge...

Atomic Plumbing Wins Gold

Atomic Plumbing wishes to thank everybody who supported us during the annual Best of Hampton Roads Awards, sponsored by The Virginian-Pilot. Atomic won the Gold Award for Best Plumber in Virginia Beach!We believe we are the best at what we do because...

What Not to Flush

Many household items we buy these days have been redesigned to be more environmentally friendly. Some paper products will decompose better and help reduce the carbon footprint, while other items may be recycled instead of thrown away with no hope ...

Plumbing Resolutions for 2012

We make New Year's resolutions to improve our diet and health, our relationships with friends and family, and even to improve how and where we work. Some of us even commit to keeping the house tidier and maybe applying a bit of a makeover to updat...

What Shouldn't Be Put Down the Drain - Keep Your Plumbing and Nature Safe

There are two reasons to keep an eye on what goes down your kitchen sink drains. For one, you don't want to put anything down there that clogs up the pipes and requires a plumber to come in and make repairs. For two, what you put down the sink eve...

Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home

As a homeowner, you know it's important to stay on top of your home's maintenance. The plumbing, lighting, and air and heat must always work correctly and efficiently, and if ever something should break it's up to you to see that repai...

A Plumbing Inspection Checklist

A plumbing inspection performed in your home can help determine if there are problems that need to be fixed immediately. When left ignored, things like leaks and obstacles in water flow can graduate to larger problems that require replacement of e...

How Plumbing Inspections Are Beneficial

When you work all day and need to take care of things at home - the kids, dinner, and other house work - the last thing you want to think about is scheduling any kind of home improvement or repair inspection. Yet, these things eventually take prec...

How Not to Hire a Plumber

When the hot shower in your shower turns tepid, when your toilets or sink drains clog, when your pipes freeze after a bad winter storm, your first inclination may be to contact a plumber. If you own your home and have not yet experienced a plumbin...

Atomic Plumbing's Extreme Makeover

Have you seen our new look around town? It's difficult to miss the beautiful blue vans driving around Hampton Roads to handle Virginia Beach plumbing problems. We have Trade Wraps to thank for the makeover. If you're curious to know how they...

Tips for Unclogging Your Sink

When you consider your normal morning and evening routines, you'll realize your bathroom sink takes a good beating. Between you, your spouse, and maybe your kids, water is running throughout the day, but more than water ends up in the drain. Even...

Advantages of Installing a Detached Mud Room with Plumbing

If you live at the beach, or have a pool and enjoy those lazy summer days splashing around with family and friends, you know the importance of keeping your backyard area clean and tidy. As seasons change, so will your needs as far as outdoor recreati...

Get Back to School With Great Plumbing

How can you tell the season is changing? Maybe the weather is slightly cooler today than yesterday, or perhaps as you went for a walk you noticed the leaves on the tree are starting to redden. Most likely, though, you know because your kids aren'...

Renovating with a Clawfoot Tub? Call the Professionals to Install it for You!

Nothing lends an air of elegance and vintage comfort to a renovated bathroom like a clawfoot tub. Dramatically different in appearance from the standard built-in models, these beauties may not look larger than the premium jetted garden tubs that have...

Selling Your Home? Call the Plumber First!

Selling your home can represent either an exciting or frustrating time in your life, depending on how you prepare and how you approach potential home buyers and agents. When you put your house on the market, you know it's important to present the...

Always Hire a Lead-Safe Certified Firm

It is extremely important, if you plan major renovations of your home (and that includes plumbings) to hire a company that is lead-safe certified by the EPA. Put into law on April, 2010, it is required that contractors performing any renovation, repa...

Kohler Unveils New Flipside Showerhead

Kohler has revolutionized bath time with their latest shower product, the Flipslide Handshower. Rather than filter controls that change the bath water's flow and pressure, the Flipside rotates within its handle. Four opening provide different sprays ...

Spot a Scam and Avoid Unnecessary Plumbing Costs

Source: Plumbing EmergencyScams and unnecessary plumbing services can cost an unsuspecting homeowner thousands of dollars. The bad seeds are few and far between, but just one experience with an unscrupulous plumber could be financially devastating. K...

Don't Be a Drip! Check Your Plumbing.

Right now, you could be spending more money on your water bill than you ever intended. You may not hear it or know it's happening, but there could be leaks in your kitchen or bathroom pipes, or bathroom fixtures, that waste water daily. According to ...

Vote Atomic Plumbing Best of Virginia Beach

Every year, The Virginian-Pilot holds a poll for readers to choose the Best of Hampton Roads - restaurant, stores, and other services. If you go to their voting site at HamptonRoads.com/bestof, you'll find each city in Tidewater has a number of c...

World Plumbing Day is March 11

Source: World Plumbing Council As many of you may have already learned, the World Plumbing Council has chosen to create World Plumbing Day, to be celebrated on 11 March each year. The inaugural event will take place in 2010 and will be formally anno...

Renovating, not moving, proves to be a wiser choice

by Nora FirestoneThe Virginian-PilotWhile some lined up for the roller-coaster ride of a decade, others held onto their wallets and watched the housing market rise and fall from the comfort of their own abodes. Three Virginia Beach couples who opted ...

You May Still Qualify for Water Heater Tax Credit

Call Atomic Plumbing today to assist with water heater installation in Virginia Beach. If you are purchasing a water heater for your existing home, your principle residence, you may qualify for a tax credit of 30% for up to $1500 (renters do not qual...

Keep Pipes From Freezing

Why is it important to make sure your pipes don't freeze in cold weather? As temperature drops, water expands, and the added pressure can cause pipes not only to freeze, but burst. Even if the pipe doesn't crack or break, a frozen pipe can be...

Plumbing Resolutions for 2010

by Kathryn LivelyThe new year traditionally brings to mind a list of resolutions made to improve our bodies. Come every January, thousands of people around the country vow to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, and do other things to improve th...

Is It Safe To Dump Coffee Grounds Down The Sink

To flush or not to flush: can coffee grounds damage your pipes? Despite the old wives' tale that coffee grounds down the sink each day is "good" for the plumbing, we at Atomic Plumbing are here to tell you the truth: Nothing causes more blockages...

Time For a New Water Heater? Make Sure You Call a Plumber

It's a problem nobody wants to face, especially in the middle of a shower when the water turns ice cold. When a water heater fails to the point of needing repair or replacement, nobody in the house will find relief until the job is done.How to Te...

Green Plumbing Options Improve Your Home

A big concern for the homeowner these days is how to "green" the homestead. It seems automatic to recycle plastic and paper, keep unused lights off and use resources sparingly, but did you know that by making a few adjustments to your bathr...

Winter Plumbing Tips for Virginia Beach

We know Virginia can enjoy nice weather throughout the year, but there are times we get a nasty winter complete with snow and wind and frost. While it's nice for a snowball fight, the cold can pose trouble for your pipes. Atomic Plumbing is here ...

Atomic Plumbing Wins Best of Hampton Roads Award

Atomic Plumbing is proud to announce the winning of the Hampton Roads Best of Award for 2009....

Atomic Plumbing Member of Better Business Bureau 35 Years

For over 40 years, Atomic Plumbing has served the Hampton Roads area with professional plumbing services. Norfolk and Virginia Beach residents, as well as Tidewater area businesses, have benefited from the quality pipe and water heater repair work fr...

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