Reasons We Recommend Descaling for Cast Iron Pipes

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A.M. Plumbing & Rooter takes care of all your needs involving drain cleaning in Oceanside, CA. This includes any issues involving cast iron pipes. One of the ways we clean these pipes is with descaling, which is the process of removing accumulated minerals on drain or sewer line walls. Below, we discuss why we recommend descaling for cast iron pipes.

Cast Iron Pipes Are Susceptible to Scale Issues

Cast iron pipes are especially susceptible to scale because it’s common for the inner surfaces of these pipes to become excessively coated with calcium, magnesium, and iron oxide. These minerals gather on pipe walls and contribute to rust deposits. The upside is cast iron pipes can often be effectively descaled with drain snaking and other cleaning techniques.

Caked-On Scale Increases Clog Risks

When the minerals accumulate over time, it can be difficult for cast iron pipes to handle regular flow. In turn, you’ll be more likely to have a clogged drain on a fairly frequent basis. Clogs also have the potential to affect multiple drains in your home and contribute to costly damage from overflows and backups.

Descaling Helps Boost Cast Iron Pipe Lifespan

In addition to having regular inspections done and being careful with how you use your drains, descaling is a cost-effective way to extend the life of your cast iron pipes. While there are other issues that can affect cast iron pipes over time, minimizing the buildup of hardened minerals and rust deposits definitely helps maintain optimal flow.

Schedule a Professional Drain Cleaning Today

Licensed, bonded, and insured, A.M. Plumbing & Rooter is the drain cleaning company to count on for descaling or any other drain cleaning assistance you may need. If your home has older cast iron drain or sewer lines, minimize issues with accumulated minerals and debris with regular cleanings.

Contact us today to benefit from any of our drain cleaning services in Oceanside, CA.

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