Many older homes and condominiums have cast iron drain pipes, which tend to last 25-30 years. Though strong, cast iron can corrode or crack over time, leading to leaks and water damage. If this happens, the pipes will need to be repaired or replaced. Pro-Tec offers the highest quality cast iron maintenance. Call us and investigate rather than procrastinate.

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Cast Iron Replacement and Repair

Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas specializes in the maintenance, repair and replacement of your home’s drain-waste-vent (DWV) pipes. These pipes are responsible for removing wastewater from your home. All wastewater travels from individual fixtures (sinks, toilets, etc.) to waste stacks, then down to the main drain line. From there, wastewater is carried out of your house through underground sewage lines connected 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. Though sturdy, cast iron tends to corrode over time, meaning it won’t last forever. Once these pipes begin to fail, they’ll need to be replaced. If you have an older home with cast iron plumbing, or notice any signs of wastewater backup, contact us immediately.

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Advantages of PVC Pipe

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe is the most commonly used piping for drain and vent systems and cast iron replacement. This modern material is preferred over cast iron and the like for several reasons:

  • No risk of rust or corrosion
  • Bacteria-resistant
  • Reduces failures and blockages in wastewater pipelines
  • Material lifespan of 100+ years

Have questions about cast iron replacement? Need a certified plumber to inspect your drain pipe? Contact us.

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