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A Closer Look At Sewer Pipe Corrosion

Most pipes are susceptible to structural weakening and corrosion due to age, water damage, improper installation methods, and lack of repair or replacement. Lines can also be damaged by weather extremities. Find out more about this problem and how the sewer repair services in Scottsdale, AZ, from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Phoenix can help address the issue.

The Material

Like many other things made of metal, these lines may have become corroded if they sustain damage, have cracks in them, don't receive proper maintenance, or undergo sudden changes in temperature. This is a phenomenon that causes metal to deteriorate because of an electrochemical reaction with its environment slowly. Once this reaction has begun, the metal is at risk of being eaten away.

Cast iron is non reinforced, which makes them less durable than steel pipes. Ductile iron pipes are made from cast iron and have thin layers of ductile steel inside to reinforce them. This makes them less likely to break or crack than cast iron pipes, but they're still weaker than steel. Cement plastic pipes are a jointless pipe that has boreholes for screws, which makes it more flexible and easier to install in tight places. Ironically, this material is also weakened to the same issue that cast iron has. Most modern systems have options and Mr. Rooter Plumbing Field Supervisors are happy to go through those materials so you can choose the best products for your home.

The three most common forms of this problem for sewers are sulfate attack, stress corrosion cracking, and hydrologic corrosion. When any of these happen, reach out to our team for sewer line repair.

The Solutions

Repairing sewer pipes is not an easy job. It often requires the use of heavy machinery to replace sewer lines, which can disrupt traffic and damage nearby homes and infrastructure. Sewer pipe line repair conducted by a professional is advisable, since sewer lines are usually located underground, making them difficult to access and slippery when wet or covered in muck.

A sewer line replacement is often necessary when the issue has become too significant. Fortunately, our team has what it takes to perform this service once we deem that the line is no longer up for repairs. Your property may utilize a Trenchless repair or replacement method that is less likely to disrupt your landscaping, sidewalks and driveways.

Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Phoenix for any sewer-related issue right away. Feel free to call our team or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.