Why Cast Iron Pipes Are Problematic

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Fragments of old corroded cast-iron water pipes

Everyone who has lived in an old home has probably had to deal with cast iron pipes. These pipes were so popular before the 1970s when many people believed that these pipes would last because they could withstand excessive pressure. However, because of their inherent problems, they are likely on their last legs nowadays and, for many houses, require replacement. At Zippity Split Plumbing, we can extend the life of cast iron pipes with trenchless pipe lining in Scottsdale, AZ.

Here are reasons cast iron pipes are problematic:


Cast iron is known to corrode from the inside out. Minerals in the water slowly eat away at the pipe, causing it to thin out and burst or break. For this reason, it tends to fails sooner than expected, and any pipe lining company no longer recommends using it for sewer lines.

Fortunately, there’s a new technology called CIPP pipe lining, which can restore cast iron pipes without replacing them. It involves inserting an epoxy-soaked liner into the pipeline, which cures and hardens to form a new pipe. It protects the cast iron pipes against corrosion, extending its useful life.


Cast iron pipes are too heavy, causing them to crack and sink further down the ground. This makes them more difficult to repair. With trenchless pipe repair, you don’t have to worry about this issue. We can still access and fix your cast iron pipes without digging up your yard.

Susceptible to Tree Root Intrusion

Cast iron pipes in old homes are at high risk of tree root intrusion. When tree roots find their way into the pipeline, they can cause clogs and leaks, resulting in nasty backups. Sewer pipe lining can reinforce your cast iron pipes and protect it against invasive tree roots for years.

Pollution of Aquifiers

In severe cases, damaged cast iron pipes can cause wastewater to seep into underground water sources, which can put your family and the environment at risk. You can prevent this in the first place with prompt trenchless pipe coating.

At Zippity Split Plumbing, we have a team of experts at your beck and call. We specialize in a wide range of plumbing solutions, including sewer line repair and trenchless pipe bursting. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.

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