Signs of Outdated Sewer Pipes

Outdated sewer pipes are one of the major concerns of older homes and businesses. However, many property owners tend to overlook them, partly because of the cost and the inconvenience caused when updating them.

Unless you live or work in new construction , it’s best to have your pipes inspected by reputable sewer pipe repair specialists from Specialized Pipe Technologies if you still haven’t yet. Over time, pipes undergo natural wear and tear, leading to issues that can go unnoticed for a long time. Today, we throw light on some telltale signs of outdated pipes.

Recurring Clogs and Leaks

Over time, rust, debris, and sediment can accumulate and erode your pipe walls. When buildup happens, it interferes with the water flow. Corrosion will also take place, eating away your pipes and creating gaps for sewage to leak out. If you notice backups or recurring leaks, it could mean that you have old pipes and need immediate pipe repair.

Pipes Lifespan

Pipes made of copper and brass should last for 80 to 100 years but typically don’t due to acidic water, corrosion, rust and cracking. Galvanized steel, on the other hand, has a lifespan of about 70 to 80 years. Meanwhile, PVC can last for 25 to 40 years and cast iron for about 80 to 100 years. SPT lines cast iron pipes that are less than 50 years old. If you aren’t sure what type of pipes you have in your home, you can rely on our professionals to inspect the system. We’ll also determine whether you need repair to avoid more serious issues down the road..

Foul Odor

If you smell sewage odor in your home, it could be a sign that your pipes are cracked and outdated. This can be caused by several factors like invasive tree roots and shifting soil. When this happens, seek a professional to repair pipe immediately to avoid further damage.

Whenever you need pipe repair or inspection, get in touch with Specialized Pipe Technologies. We offer exceptional services that will keep your home or business safe and comfortable through the years. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Specialized Pipe Technologies provides pipe repair in Las Vegas, NV, Florida, and California.

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    Specialized Pipe Technologies

    For over 25 years SPT has provided sewer, water line and storm drain inspection, cleaning and non-invasive pipe lining solutions. We help property owners and managers clean and repair their existing pipes using “no-dig” non-invasive renewal techniques. SPT repairs leaks and cracks with our internal “pipe-within-a-pipe” lining process that uses existing access points and doesn’t require tearing out walls or landscaping. 

    Our expert pipe lining installation teams have rehabilitated more than 2 million linear feet of pipe!