Pipe Descaling Services in Columbus
Keeping Residential & Commercial Pipelines Flowing Smoothly
If the sewer system in your home or business is made up of old cast iron pipes, they may need to be descaled. Over time, these pipes can build up scale and get clogged up with a variety of debris as wastewater tries to exit your property. As the debris continues to increase, it can cause severe backup issues in your sewer line.
If you a camera inspection reveals that your pipes have an issue like this, it is essential to seek help immediately from a professional drain cleaning specialist who can prevent further damage and resolve your problem quickly. Our Columbus pipe descaling experts at Sewer Pro offer high-quality drain and sewer rehabilitation services that meet your needs and budget.
Call (614) 452-4500 today to set up a free estimate with one of our experienced technicians.
How to Know When You Have a Sewer Line Clog
Living in Columbus, Dublin, or anywhere in Ohio means dealing with hard water. Hard water causes scale buildup in piping systems all across the state. When sewer lines become clogged, it can quickly lead to severe problems. If you notice any indications of a sewer line clog, it is critical to deal with the problem as soon as possible.
Common signs of a clogged sewer line include:
- Lines that drain slowly
- Multiple drains are clogged simultaneously
- Water is backing up from one drain line into another
- Bubbling and gurgling drains
- Unpleasant odors emitting from drains
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Desclaing Cast Iron Pipes
Cast iron was the major choice for sewer plumbing through most of the 20th century. Home builders began to install PVC in the 1970s and 1980s. Cast iron that was installed in the 1940s or before is now at the end of its lifespan. Naturally, cast iron pipes have a shorter life-span than pipes that are installed in homes and businesses today; they are also more difficult to maintain. Cleaning and repair for cast iron pipes can be tricky, as their material is not compatible with some drain cleaners that contain sulfuric acid for example. At Sewer Pro, our team of experts are specialized in using professional descaling equipment, that can help get rid of build-up in your cast iron sewer pipes in no time. Our descaling equipment is designed to fit each purpose and work for different types of sewer and drain pipes. Another great service that we offer and you may want to look at for your pipe systems is hydro-jetting. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have concerning the descaling process.
Pipe Descaling vs. Pipe Replacement
If you talk to an average Columbus drain service about the recurring issues of your cast iron pipes, they will probably tell you that you need to replace them. That’s because not every company has access to the high-quality equipment that is used to descale pipes to keep them working properly for longer.
Descaling Sewer Pipes
The best way to avoid replacing all your sewer pipes when they are backing up is to have any corrosion scraped or "descaled" by a team of professionals. This is a highly specialized technique that is not offered by all plumbers, but it is an excellent way to prolong the life of your sewer system before replacement is necessary. When hydro-jetting is too weak for blockage in your cast iron sewer system but you know you there's still plenty of years of use to be had, make sure you consider having a professional descale your sewer pipes with professional equipment.
What Is Pipe Descaling
Pipe descaling is the process of using high water pressure or chemical cleaners in order to get rid of hardened debris from inside your home's or your business's drain and sewer pipes. More specifically, plumbing professionals will insert a high-pressured water hose into the scaled pipe, and will use either suction or high water pressure to remove the scales. This is done in order to remove and prevent any blockage that could happen or has already happened due to hardened debris inside the pipes. The pipe descaling technique can really work wonders when it comes to restoring your pipe's natural flow, and allows your pipe system to work at optimal levels. It is an excellent pipe repair technique that not only solves blockage problems, but can also help to prevent the likelihood of future blockages from occurring. This is because pipe descaling really helps to get rid of even the slightest bits of debris that are stuck in sewer and drain pipes causing the blockage.
At Sewer Pro, we have the specialized equipment and expertly trained technicians to rehabilitate sewer pipes by removing the scale buildup. After thoroughly evaluating your sewer system, we will provide you with an honest opinion about whether you should replace or descale your pipes. If your sewer system can be repaired through descaling, we can get the job done quickly and effectively. On the other hand, if you require a new sewer line, we can guide you through your best replacement options as well.
How Long Do Cast Iron Sewer Pipes Last?
Cast iron pipes can last between 75 to 100 years assuming the pipes are not subjected to serious damage and adverse conditions. Grease, soil conditions, drain chemicals, and detergents can all shorten the lifespan of cast iron pipes significantly.
For effective solutions for your drainage problems, contact our Columbus pipe descaling specialists today at (614) 452-4500.