Many older homes and condominiums in Naples have cast iron drain pipes. Cast iron drain pipes in the state of Florida last anywhere from 25–30 years. These commonly corrode or crack over time and cause leaks and often water damage, requiring repair or replacement with PVC pipe. Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas offers the highest quality in cast iron replacement and repair. You can trust us for all your plumbing and piping needs. Investigate…don’t procrastinate.
Cast Iron Replacement and Repair
At Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas, we specialize in the maintenance, repair, and replacement of your home’s drain-waste-vent (DWV) pipes. DWV pipes are responsible for removing wastewater from your home. All wastewater travels from individual fixtures (sinks, toilets, etc.) to the waste stacks, then down to the main drain line. From there, the wastewater is carried out of your house through underground sewage lines that connect to the city sewer or septic system. If you live in an older home, your drain and vent lines may be made of cast iron. Although cast iron is a sturdy material, it doesn’t last forever. Cast iron drain pipes tend to corrode over time. Once the cast iron drain pipes fail, they need to be replaced. If you have an older home with cast iron plumbing, or if you notice any signs of wastewater backup, contact us immediately.
Advantages of PVC Pipe
PVC pipe is the most commonly used piping for drain and vent systems as well as cast iron replacement. In modern plumbing, PVC is preferred over cast iron and other materials for several reasons. Here are some advantages of PVC:
- It does not rust or corrode.
- It resists bacteria growth.
- It reduces failures and blockages in wastewater pipelines.
- It can last up to 100 years.
Have questions about cast iron replacement? Need a certified plumber to inspect your drain pipe? Contact us.
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