Corrosion-prone metal materials like cast iron may not seem like the best choice for plumbing purposes. After all, constant exposure to water and air means that rust and corrosion will eventually lead to scale that can cause clogs, buildup, and general wear and tear that will eventually need to be repaired. However, these lines are still some of the most durable available today, particularly when used for main drain and sewer lines that are protected from the majority of the elements. That being said, it’s important to descale iron pipes regularly, because the inside can still collect an abundance of scale that will need to be removed.
If you're experiencing drainage problems, Before & After Plumbing and Drain can help you restore and prolong the life of your drain lines with a service called cast iron pipe descaling. Based in Surprise, our sewer and drain experts proudly serve homes throughout the Phoenix metro area, including Sun City, Peoria, Glendale, and the surrounding areas.
Let Before & After Plumbing and Drain take care of your cast iron pipe descaling needs! Give us a call at (623) 335-0000 today to request a quote.
Signs You May Need to Descale Iron Pipes
Cast iron pipes are widely in use throughout the Phoenix and Sun City areas, especially on older properties built 40-50 years ago. If you own one of these properties, make sure you pay close attention to your plumbing system and take note of any issues you experience with poor drainage.
Be on the lookout for these signs that your cast iron pipes need professional attention:
- Slow drainage of sinks, shower drains, tub drains, and toilets
- Gurgling sounds every time you flush the toilet
- Backflow of dirty water from your drains
- Foul odors rising from your drains
Be sure to call Before and After as soon as you spot any potential issues. When you call our plumbers, we'll perform a camera inspection of your lines to determine the right course of action. While many issues can be resolved with a pipe decaling service, it may also be possible that cast iron sewer pipe repair is the best method to correct the problem if there are any cracks or other serious damage to the line.
How We Descale Cast Iron Drain Lines
Descaling a cast iron pipe is a job that faces a number of challenges. For one, pipes are usually not all that large—even the biggest pipes only usually have a diameter of around four inches or so and that makes it hard to fit many plumbing tools into them. Likewise, scale itself can be extremely difficult to remove—most of it is stuck to the sides with a stiff bond, making removing it by conventional means almost impossible.
However, we have specialized tools that make quick work of these issues:
- For smaller-scale problems, a hydro jetting service takes care of the issue. Jetting involves the use of a specialized tool that blasts the walls of your cast iron line with a high-pressure jet of water. This functions sort of like a pressure washer treatment for the inside of your line and cleans the scale away.
- For larger issues or bigger lines, we use a chain grinder, a tool that spins rapidly with small chain links attached to the outside. The chain links literally beat the scale off the walls of your plumbing line while water jets that flow through the tool flush the scale away down your line.
Trusted Plumbers Serving the Phoenix Metro Area
Here at Before & After Plumbing and Drain, our cast iron pipe descaling services are held to the highest standards in the industry. We use state of the art tools, modern materials, and refined techniques to ensure a treatment that’s both effective and safe for your home and your loved ones. We understand how frustrating a sewer line issue can be, we make it our mission to eliminate these problems and keep them away with results that exceed even your loftiest expectations of quality.
We’re extremely thorough and meticulous when it comes to descaling pipes because we know that even a small mistake or missed spot could be the source of a serious clog later on, and we know that’s exactly what you’re trying to avoid. When you trust your home to us, you can be sure the job will be done right, our team will treat your home with respect, and you’ll enjoy unmatched peace of mind for your total and complete satisfaction.
If you’re tired of a slow drain line, let Before & After Plumbing and Drain get it moving with a descaling service! Contact us today.
“Our service tech was on time and took enough time to do a very effective, efficient job, much to my satisfaction.” - Scott
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