How do you know you have cast iron drainage pipes in your home and when do you need to replace them?

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      Cast iron drainage pipes in your home?

      There is still a large amount of homes that have cast iron piping all over the country but where we are in Florida there are thousands of homes all over in such places as Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Orlando , Tampa, and Tallahassee. The main thing these homes have in common are the years they were constructed. Any Home Built before 1975, chances are your plumbing system consists of cast iron pipes. Lately all the sewer camera inspections that we perform we are finding 8 out of 10 will have to be replaced. The reason being most of the Cast iron are currently past their average lifespans. Service calls regarding cast iron sewer lines we get called out to are because they are experiencing one or more of the of the following problems a few times a year:

      The best options to fix a broken cast iron pipe is to:

      Option #1

      Abandon the cast iron pipe completely and rerouting it with PVC Pipe through the exterior of the property or through crawl space.

      Option #2

      Cut the floor and remove and replace the entire cast iron pipe to PVC.

      Option #3

       Use a PVC Liner method.

      Option #4

      Spot Repair

      The Best Miami Plumber Can Help

      The Best Miami Plumber Can Help

      Unfortunately, not repairing your cast iron pipe when experiencing these problems can lead to more damages, headaches, and unwanted cost. These are a few options on going about getting this fixed. One common mistake is taking the spot repair route that some plumbers offer.  Although its sometimes a few thousand cheaper, Cutting your floor,  Performing a spot repair on a section of cast iron pipe is probably the worst thing you can do. This should only be performed as a temporary solution to alleviate a backed up line that has completely collapsed. When the deteriorated pipe is cut for this type of temporary repair, the vibrations through the cast iron will further compromise the pipe and cause additional damage and more problems in the near future. This will usually involve spending twice as much when you have do redo all the work a second time around when the rest of the pipe goes bad. 

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      Clogged Drains

      Water Damage To Home

      Pest /Rodent Infestation

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