If you’re a homeowner, then you are probably well aware of the potential issues that old pipes can experience. While the durability of these pipes can be helpful, over time cast iron pipes will rust and can be clogged by the slew of waste, sludge, and other materials that your plumbing system is expected to carry through your pipes every day. The debris, otherwise known as scale, can adhere to the walls of your cast iron pipes and may often become so thick that waste water and other sewage will struggle to flow freely. Combining the hazards that scale can pose with other potential issues, like tree roots invasion, can lead to labor-intensive and costly repairs. At I Fix Pipe, it is our goal to make these sorts of problems preventable and easily treatable by utilizing the most up-to-date technology in the industry.
Why Your Pipes Need to be Descaled
Despite your pipe system’s innate strength and durability, there are some weaknesses that many homeowners aren’t aware of. Cast iron has a bad habit of accumulating mineral deposits within the pipe until it either slows down or stops flowing altogether. Constant moisture and other waste that flows through your plumbing can also inherently degrade its integrity. For example, grease, acidic soil, detergents, and drain clearing chemicals can rapidly corrode the plumbing that you rely on every day.
Below are a number of symptoms that may indicate that there could be a problem with your cast iron pipes: * Sinks, showers, tubs, and drains emptying much slower than expected * Dirty water or waste resurfacing after draining * Unusual smells or noises coming your drains
If you are experiencing any of these issues, we recommend contacting our team at I Fix Pipe immediately so that we may perform an initial inspection and properly diagnose the problem.
When is Pipe Descaling Recommended?
The pipe descaling services that we offer are prescribed when Hydro Jetting may damage cast iron pipes due to their age or level of corrosion. Although hydro jetting is commonly used to clear obstructions or mineral deposits, pipe descaling offers a gentler alternative while still providing the same results. Hydro jetting is a solution that involves blasting highly pressurized water through your plumbing system. Hydro jetting can prove hazardous if proper precautions are not taken as the water may rupture pipes that have been severely corroded or breached by roots. On the other hand, descaling simply involves routing a rotating cable fixed with blades to grind away the layers of minerals, debris, and other materials that may be housed within your plumbing.
Pipe descaling also offers some benefits that many of our customers have come to appreciate. Most notably, this non-intrusive technique does not require any excavation or digging on your property. This means that there will not be any additional repairs since the job was completed from one access point. You won’t have to worry about repaving, landscaping, or other reconstruction costs that can add to the total time and expense once the repair is finished. Pipe descaling is a unique solution that saves our clients time and money by ultimately minimizing the disruption to your busy schedule or business operations.
Contact Your Odessa & Midland Pipe Experts Today
The descaling methods we utilize in are both efficient and specialized. We have taken special care to use the latest and greatest equipment to make sure that your pipes are running in optimal condition. Contact us today to learn more about our team of industry professionals and how your residential or commercial pipes may benefit from pipe descaling.
With a complete list of services, our professional staff is ready to fix any plumbing issues throughout Central & West Texas. We understand that unexpected repairs can be frustrating, so let us solve the problem for you.