Working on your cast iron pipes can easily become an expensive project. So it’s important to know if cast iron pipe repair is a viable option for you.
Since cast iron pipe repair is our specialty, we want to share with you some of the advice we find that most building owners are interested in hearing.
Can Cast Iron Pipe Repaired?
Yes, although a repair is more like a bandaid. Eventually you will need to replace it all.
You might be able to perform a repair yourself depending on the size of the repair and if it is an isolated problem. Some of the damage done to cast iron pipes can easily be repaired by a homeowner if the location is easily accessible and the repair is small enough.
If the damage to the pipes is extensive and due to the age and overall condition of the pipes, then we recommend a larger project of replacing it.
How Do You Fix A Hole In A Cast Iron Pipe?
When it comes to how we perform a cast iron pipe repair, we use a specialized cast-iron patching compound, wrap it around the pipe. Next we install a sleeve clamp around that portion of the pipe.
If you attempt to do this on your own, be sure to wear protection, specifically cloves. Clean the damaged area of the pipe so that way the patching compound has a clean surface to adhere to.
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Replacing Cast Iron Pipes?
How long does cast iron drain pipe last?
You will probably hear people say anything form 50 years to 80 or 100-years. Keep in mind that here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we have extreme weather. From high temperatures and high humidity to then sudden drop in temperatures when it rains. The sudden changes in temperature will take a toll on any structural system.
When should I replace my cast iron sewer pipe?
If the pipes are close to or around 50-years, it’s time to consider having them worked on. The reason I say it that way is because with new technology, we are able to install liners inside of the pipes which harden and create a whole new pipe inside of the old. This enables to you have a whole new system without disrupting your entire home, yard and foundation.
We provide free estimates, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.