Descaling, also known as pipe rehabilitation, is the process of removing the build-up of scales caused by aging cast-iron sewer lines. Over the years flakes from the cast iron can break off into the sewer line. The broken pieces eventually accumulate over time and cause an obstruction in the line and snag any paper products that have been flushed down into your sewer. The more it builds up the higher the risk of your drains becoming clogged. Descaling helps prevent future back-ups and it also prevents homeowners from having to replace their whole sewer lines, which would cost more to have done. Cast iron sewer pipes can last over 50 years, excluding factors that speed up deterioration, but unless your home is at least 50-60 years old, it’s likely that your sewer pipes are in fact in perfectly functional condition and don’t actually need replacing. Contact All American Jetting & Drain for high-quality pipe rehabilitation services today!
What is the number one cause of cast iron degradation?
Washing grease down the drain is the number one cause of cast iron degradation.
When should you descale your cast iron plumbing pipes?
You should descale your cast iron plumbing pipes when your pipes show signs of corrosion. In residential use cast iron pipes should last 50 to 75 years.
What is cast iron pipe descaling?
Cast iron pipe descaling uses a specialized machine with a high speed rotating cable. This process makes it possible to scrape away build-up from the inner walls of a cast iron pipe. AAJDS's customers gets a free video inspection after the job is done. Cast iron pipe descaling most often prologs the life of the cast iron pipe.