Broken Cast Iron Pipes
Cast iron pipes have been a sewer line mainstay for decades and have an average lifespan of 30 to 50 years in the best circumstances and the soil and saltwater that seep into Florida’s land makes it often deteriorate even faster. Broken cast iron pipes can cause devastating damage to your home or commercial business. At Global Public Adjusters Inc, we have special equipment and an experienced team of adjusters that can find broken cast iron pipes and target where the leaks are coming from. If you are looking for information about how broken cast iron pipes can damage your home or business, then you have come to the right place at Global Public Adjusters Inc. Read on to learn more.
Broken cast iron pipes can be caused by rust
Just as with any metal pipe that comes directly into contact with wastewater, the interior of the cast iron pipe will rust over time. Rusting on the interior of the cast iron pipe has a two-fold effect which reduces the flow of the sewer line. First, rust on the interior of the pipe constricts the interior diameter of the pipe as it builds up. Secondly, this rust creates a rough surface which slows down the rate at which wastewater can flow across the surface. Eventually, excessive rust over time will lead to cracked and broken pipes.
Broken cast iron pipes can be caused by corrosion
The real danger for cast iron pipes is corrosion. Over time, wastewater flow will etch a channel at the bottom of the pipe that, if left untreated, will erode through the pipe and weaken the pipe structure and allow for insects and other foreign objects to enter the line. In addition, wastewater can escape the pipe causing erosion and eventual bellies in the line that will lead to the catastrophic collapse of the entire plumbing system.
Broken cast iron pipes can be caused by natural disasters
Cast iron pipes can be damaged by storm weather that is native to the Florida area. From hurricanes, tropical storms, or tornados, cast iron pipes can be punctured or uprooted by these weather systems.
If you are dealing with property damage to your home or business that is caused by broken cast iron pipes, and your insurance company is giving you a hard time about your claim, then we encourage you to give us a call at Global Public Adjusters Inc.
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