Many homes around Summit County, Ohio have what are known as old pipes. These are pipes put in before 1970 in most cases. The material used during that time was different than what is used now. That material is prone to decomposing over time, which could lead to problems where you need to have your old pipes repaired or even replaced. Thankfully, regular maintenance can extend the life of your pipes. The plumbing professionals here at C. Lee Services can help with all of your old pipe issues.
Common Problems with Old Pipes
Most older pipes have similar problems. The pipes begin to corrode over time due to exposure to constant moisture, they have buildup from things that went down the pipes, and they also have to endure a lot of pressure from being underground. This can lead to cracks and breaks in your pipes. Plus, many pipes also have problems with tree roots coming into the pipes in search of water. Once a tree root makes its way in, it continues to grow and more roots make their way in. This can make older pipes weaker, plus it can clog the pipe, stopping anything from being able to make its way down the pipe.
How to Keep Old Pipes Functional
The best way to keep old pipes functioning as they should is through regular maintenance. We would recommend regular inspections with our sewer cameras to check the current condition of your pipes. This way, if there is a minor issue starting, it can be rectified before it causes a massive problem. We would also recommend that you have your pipes and drains cleaned regularly. By cleaning your pipes and drains, you ensure that your drains work as they should, when you need them to. Plus, you do not have to worry about any type of a scent emanating from your drains or pipes.
Cleaning out your pipes involves us taking water that we pressurize, and spray the insides of the pipes. It helps to break up anything stuck to the inside wall of the pipe, cutting down any clog that was forming and reducing further corrosion. If a pipe is starting to crack, we can put a new liner into the pipe. This gives the pipe increased strength and makes it nearly impervious to any type of corrosion. Plus, it also keeps tree roots out and makes it much less likely that a clog will form in the near future.
C. Lee Services Can Help You Maintain Your Summit County Pipes
Whether you have a Summit County property with old pipes, or you have a brand new house or business, the crew here at C. Lee Services is ready to help. Call us to help you with all of your plumbing needs, and to help prevent plumbing problems in the future. We are here to help with all of your residential and commercial plumbing needs, plus we can also help with your HVAC system. Contact us today and let us show you what we can do to help!