The Biggest Disadvantages of Cast Iron Pipes

Published on: February 21, 2024
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The Biggest Disadvantages of Cast Iron Pipes

Cast iron pipes were the best plumbing material once upon a time. These days, we have decades of results that show cast iron wasn’t as great as we thought. Sure, they’re long lasting and durable. But once they go bad, they can cause a host of problems. Here's what you might face:

  • Corrosion: Over time, the inner lining of cast iron pipes corrodes, leading to leaks and contaminated water.
  • Clogging: Rust buildup can disrupt water flow, causing frequent blockages.
  • Heaviness: Their weight makes cast iron pipes trickier to install and replace.
  • Cracking: Cast iron pipes can crack, causing damaging leaks.
  • Cost: Due to their weight and difficulty to install, these pipes tend to be more expensive to replace.

Facing issues with cast iron pipes? Consider a switch to a more updated material. Here's how Drain Wizard can help:

  • Inspections: Our team uses the latest technology to accurately identify problems in your pipes.
  • Pipe Replacement: We can replace your old cast iron pipes with more durable options tailored to your needs. Modern plumbing solutions can break down, but the issues they cause are less costly to handle.

Issues with your pipes can lead to water damage, foundation trouble, and sewage backup— gross! With Drain Wizard, you can rest easy knowing that your updated plumbing will be efficient, secure, and long-lasting. If you suspect any issue with your pipes, do not hesitate to reach out!

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