Those Cast Iron Drain Pipes Can Be A Problem

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Those Cast Iron Drain Pipes Can Be A Problem




Drain pipes can come in many different types of material, each has it's benefits and shortfalls. Often times the type of drainage pipe used is determined by the architect or the building codes in the area. Be sure to check with your favorite general contractor for help.


We got a call for a client regarding the slow draining of this laundry room drain line. Snaking out the pipe did not help. In opening the wall we could see that the pipe was cast iron pipe. In removing the pipes we could see that the rust and corrosion was quite extensive inside the pipes.


These drains will be corrected and the washing machines returned to be used again. If you are in need of a contractor with experience in repairing drain lines in Sacramento, contact someone like us to help you get this work done.





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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sometimes it is best to tear out the wall and replace a few pipes.  We had one this fall that had been a slow drainer for several years, finally we brought in a plumber with a power snake, unfortunately within hours several huge holes showed up.  The ceiling needed to be torn out downstairs and the pipes replaced, maybe we should have started with this solution.


Nov 04, 2014 03:05 PM #1
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You should be helping that Catch a Contractor show with all the gems you find, Tom! My goodness!

Nov 04, 2014 03:31 PM #2
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tom. In many of the house flips we do that involve older homes, cast iron piping often has to be replaced. It is not worth leaving them and having issues later.

Nov 04, 2014 04:30 PM #3
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Tom. Cast-iron pipes in older properties are slowly being replaced with PVC. I tell folks to budget for eventual age replacement.

Nov 04, 2014 05:30 PM #4
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Tom.  Have a reliable and knowledgeable contractor to count on when one runs into cast iron or other pipe issues is a must have!  I work with a couple of great contractors that have saved the day on more than on occasion.

Nov 04, 2014 07:35 PM #5
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Perfect example of a "pain in the drain" Tom.

Nov 04, 2014 08:49 PM #6
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Tom,

Starting to see problems in Rochester with the sewer lines; another costly repair.

Make yourself a great day.

Nov 04, 2014 10:52 PM #7
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

For a Placeville, CA General Contractor contact Tom Arstingstall at (916) 765-5366.

Nov 04, 2014 11:12 PM #8
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Interesting they would have used such a small cast iron pipe.  Can't you just clean it out with some Coca Cola?

Nov 05, 2014 07:31 AM #9
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
  • I have replaced these kinds of pipes before. Call a professional like Tom, you will be glad you did!
Nov 05, 2014 11:47 AM #10
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