Sewer Line Types and Materials

Although old homes have their own exceptional charm, they can also have a number of common problems when it comes to sewer line materials.

Sewer line materialsAnyone moving into a home built more than 30 years ago should have a detailed inspection completed by licensed sewer and drain repair contractor who can recognize any kind of problem.

Small steps today can stop potentially serious and also very expensive problems in the near future. So, potential homeowners of old houses should be wise to keep in mind a few precise features that are pretty common.

1.      Old Sewer Line Pipe Materials

Do you happen to know what type of sewer line types and materials your home has? If you are like most of the homeowners; then you only think about your sewer pipes when something goes wrong. Like when you have a drain problem or sewage backup. If your home has been renovated in the last few decades; some or all of these pipes were probably replaced. However, it is always recommended to have closer inspection; just to make certain that there are no unpredicted surprises the first time a drain clogs.

Older homes could potentially feature three outdated types of pipe; Lead (lead is one of the oldest metals that are used in piping); Galvanized (Galvanized pipes are made of iron and covered with a layer of zinc. In time, the zinc erodes; leaving the pipe extremely prone to breakage and corrosion); Polybutylene (Presented as a replacement for copper lines; its usage unfortunately didn’t last. The manufacturer paid out millions of dollars lawsuit because the pipes were malfunctioning.

Moreover, knowing what type of pipes your home has; can in great deal help you understand what is happening with your sewer and drain system. So let’s take a look at the different types of sewer pipes (sewer line materials) typically used.



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