Pipe Descaling for Cast Iron Pipes
Eliminate Mineral Buildup & Avoid Costly Replacement in Hudson, Essex, Passaic, Bergen Counties
Many homes built before the 1980s have sewer systems comprised of cast iron sewer pipes. While the life expectancy on these systems can range from 50 to 100 years, they are prone to damage from calcification, corrosion, and rust.
If you have cast iron pipes and you are beginning to experience frequent clogs in your system, you may have severe mineral buildup restricting the flow of waste.
The fastest and cheapest solution to this problem is pipe descaling. Some plumbers may recommend that you excavate and replace your sewer system. But this may be because they do not offer the alternative and equally effective solution of descaling pipes.
What Is Pipe Descaling?
When scale buildup occurs within your cast iron pipes, descaling clears out the mineral deposits on the inner surfaces and leaves them clear and free-flowing. Descaling cast iron pipes can involve a couple different methods, depending on the specific plumbing system and scope of the issue, but most commonly, we will use our high-pressured water jetting equipment and a specialized descaling technique to remove scale from the walls of the pipes and clear the the scale from the system to prevent further clogging. Pipe descaling can help you get the most life out of your cast iron pipes and cut down on chronic clogs.