Cast iron was the choice for sewer pipes in residential Mississauga homes for many, many years – most older homes in the region have cast iron drains running through the house, under the foundation and outside as well. Nowadays, these old homes are showing signs of deterioration, and the plumbing is not immune.
Waste going through these cast iron drain lines will have taken a toll – erosion, cracks, fissures and leaks will start to show. And guaranteed, for every one you do see, there is one you don’t. The pics here show the finished work of James, one of our fine plumbers here at John the Plumber Mississauga. He did some great work removing old and corroded pipe in the house and replacing it with new ABS. James also moved the laundry over and installed a sewage pit and sump pump pit for the homeowner.
Cast iron running from out of the house and towards the city line can also be riddled with problems. If your main floor drain is backing up your first thought should be to call one of our licensed plumbers here at John the Plumber Mississauga come over to rooter out the line. Very often, we start pulling up tree roots, gravel, dirt etc and that means that there is some level of collapse in your cast iron sewer line. Tree roots can be incredibly stubborn and strong and can literally squeeze the sewer line and form cracks.
Replacing the line is labour intensive and expensive – it is definitely worth a phone call to the professionals here at John the Plumber Mississauga to run a camera down the line of any house you may be considering to see the state of the plumbing – it could save you thousands.