The downside of owning a home built in 1975 or prior:
For the past 20 years, I have been informing my clients of the downside of cast iron plumbing. You would think an experienced home inspector would walk away from the C.I. home. Think again.
In 2005, I purchased a home built in 1968. During my inspection, there were no signs of any problem. Fourteen years later, problems appeared. A camera inspection revealed what I had dreaded. My cast iron drain lines were failing. By that, I mean my drains were cracked/corroded and obstructed with sand.
My insurance company refused to cover anything below the foundation. What next?
Below, you will see some of the many pictures I took during the process of replacing the cast iron with PVC pipes.
I am happy to say I used Meridian Mechanical Services LLC, to do the work. Master plumber Rick gave me the most professional plan of action. Rick and helper Chuck not only replumbed the drain lines but also installed new Pex water lines. They noticed the copper water lines were failing and should be replaced at the same time.
There are multiple ways of doing this type of repair. I chose the least evasive method. New PVC drain lines were installed from the outer walls. This eliminated the need to tear up my very expensive terracotta tiles. Whichever method you use, I can strongly recommend the quality work done at Meridian Mechanical in Cocoa. Rick and Chuck will be my go-to plumbers for any problems I have in the future.