Drain pipes carry water out of your house and into the city sewer system. It is important that drain water be disposed of properly. Leaking pipes, water damage, clogged drains, mold growth, and accidental cross-connections between wastewater and drinking water can pose serious risks to the health and safety of your family. Older homes have either cast iron or galvanized steel lines which will eventually, corrode over time. As rust deposits build up inside, the drain becomes clogged, the pipes will eventually rust through, and the pipes will begin leaking.
Meanwhile, the drains in your house, the sinks, and the toilets begin to back up. Underneath the house, the leaky sewage will give off a hideous odor, and if not remedied right away, it can cause significant damage to your home.
Also, if you are remodeling your home or doing a repipe, these are appropriate times to replace your plumbing drain lines with a repipe.
California Repipe Specialists will use either long-lasting cast iron, which has excellent sound-suppression quality, or durable ABS pipe, which is less costly for repiping the drains in your home.
Drain pipes are important plumbing to maintain the health and safety of those in your home. Proper disposal of drain water helps protect against clogged drains, leaking pipes, mold growth, water damage, and cross connections (drain water and drinking water connections).
Properly installing a drain system protects the health and safety of the community as well. Drainage systems are most often on a gravity flow system. If you have small leaks or corrosion on your drain pipes they may not leak, or leak very little. But if a main sewer system stoppage accrues, this gravity flow line will now be under pressure and can shoot water out of small pinhole leaks or crack as if you turned on a faucet.
Following are some of the conditions when you need a whole house drains repipe. Old drainage systems:
- Can cause serious health risk
- Can cause sewage smell in your home
- Can be the reason of slow drains or no drains at all
- Can cause toilet over flow and flood.
- Can flood bathroom when run laundry or dishwasher
- Can cause leaks from drain pipes in ceiling and walls
- Galvanized pipes can deteriorate quickly
- Can fill tub, shower and sink with very minimum use
- Can show decay symptoms
- Can result in pipe splits
- Can result in visible corrosion
- Can be reason of flies, bacteria and sewage bugs