If you have cast iron sewer pipes, it’s very likely you have been having a lot of trouble — leaks, breaks in the line, tree roots, etc.
This isn’t surprising considering the life expectancy of cast iron pipes is 20 to 50 years. And with the last homes in the North Texas area built with cast iron sewer pipes being in the mid-80s, it’s time to think about replacing them.
In fact, as of 2018, because of the poor condition almost every cast iron system we come across, we stopped doing any repairs on cast iron pipes.
Signs of a Sewer Leak
Sewer leaks can cause serious damage to your home.
- Sloping walls
- Cracks in walls
- Cracks in flooring
- Doors and windows not opening correctly
- Walls separating from house
So it only makes sense to do something about a leak before it causes more expensive damage to your house.
Why We Don’t Repair Cast Iron
Repairing a leak involves cutting the part of the pipe with the leak. Then a piece of replacement pipe is attached to the existing pipe.
With cast iron, we started to run into a couple problems when trying to repair a leak with almost every system.
One, finding viable pipe that is capable of having the replacement attached to it is almost impossible. We call this “chasing pipe” in the plumbing industry. Two, if we can find good enough pipe to tie onto, it’s unlikely to stay good for long. And before you know it, you now have two leaks, one on each end of the replacement pipe.
After we found it isn’t cost effective for you — the homeowner — or us, we decided it’s time to stop making these types of repairs.
Cast Iron Sewer Pipe Replacement Options
We realize not everyone is prepared to make such a big investment. This is why we work with every homeowner to find the best and most affordable option.
Every home is different. And we do our best to work with you and your particular situation to find something that is right for you.
Call In-House Today!
Call us at 972-494-1750 or contact us today to find out the best plan for your cast iron system.