While PVC and copper are the two most common types of piping used for water supplies, that’s not always the case with your drainage system. While newer buildings may use PVC, many still use cast iron. There are good reasons to use this metal – it’s strong, durable, and relatively affordable. It can also last for a very long time when properly cared for and maintained. However, problems can develop, and you may find you require cast iron pipe repair.
The single most common reason for cast iron pipe repair is the buildup of corrosion and rust within the pipe. This can restrict water flow, but it can also compromise the structural integrity of the pipe, leading to leaks. In fact, over time, a channel will form at the bottom of the pipe where wastewater flows. This channel will grow deeper and deeper with time, eventually eating through the pipe if left untreated.
Depending on the situation, Select Plumbing technicians can use a range of techniques and technologies to determine the best course of action. A video camera inspection can help pinpoint blockages within cast iron piping, but can also be used to ascertain the level of deterioration within your facility’s drains.
Hydrojetting can be used to clear away debris and buildup. In some instances, pipe lining may be needed. Essentially, this process allows us to create a new plastic pipe inside the existing cast iron pipe to stop or prevent leaks from occurring and to lengthen the lifespan of your system.
Cast iron pipe repair is essential, and it must be handled by experienced professionals. Call Select Plumbing today at 888-501-5501 to schedule an appointment so we can determine the cause of the problem, and the best solution to the situation.