Why Sewer and Water Lines Eventually Require Replacement

Although well-designed plumbing can survive for decades, there are a number of factors that may affect how long pipes last. While plumbing technology is improving all the time, the piping we use for sewer and water mains today won’t last forever. Plumbing maintenance, how plumbing is used, and the type of damage it is exposed to also have an effect on the longevity of piping materials. Let’s take a closer look at some of the primary reasons why plumbing needs to be replaced.

  1.      Quality of the Original Plumbing

While we may not have discovered the secret to truly eternal plumbing, pipes made today are much better than those used in decades past. Galvanized plumbing is one of the most common types piping in our current water and sewer systems. However, since it was last installed in the 1950s and 1960s, plumbers have discovered a number of problems associated with galvanized plumbing, including corrosion and lead contamination. Replacing the plumbing in older homes and communities is essential to preventing health issues and extensive property damage.

  2.      Physical Damage to the Pipe

Water and sewer lines can become damaged for many different reasons. Tree root infiltration is a common cause of water and sewer line damage, and can sometimes cause the pipe to burst completely.

  3.      Stubborn Clogs

There are a number of situations in which poorly maintained plumbing is beyond repair . Some cases of clogged plumbing are so bad that clearing the clog is either not cost effective or is simply impossible. This can be the case in homes and restaurants that constantly introduce fats, oils, and greases into their drains without regular hydro jetting or using a grease trap. 

For the very best plumbing repair services in the Sacramento area, contact Ace Plumbing . We specialize in all types of sewer and water line replacement services, including high-tech trenchless pipe replacement. Visit us online or call (916) 455-4548 today.



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