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Jun 06, 2024

There are many sewer line pipe materials to choose from, which can make it difficult for homeowners to know the suitable option for their specific needs and property. Perhaps you’re building a new home or considering upgrading your sewer line to enhance its functionality. Without the expertise of a professional plumbing service, it can be challenging to weigh factors like durability, ease of installation, and cost to make an informed decision.

Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we are familiar with the qualities of different types of sewer pipes as well as their pros and cons. In this article, our skilled plumbers walk you through the different types of sewer pipes to help you make an informed choice.

  • Cast Iron Pipes

Cast iron pipes are renowned for their exceptional strength and durability. They can withstand heavy loads and resist corrosion for over a century. They are suitable for commercial and industrial buildings with high-volume waste or areas with significant ground movement due to their sturdiness. Due to their weight and the potential for leaks if not installed correctly, cast iron pipes aren't a good choice for DIY plumbing projects. Always hire an experienced plumbing repair service to help you with sewer line projects involving cast iron pipes.

  • PVC Pipes

PVC pipes are the most popular choice for modern homes. They are lightweight, affordable, and easy to install. PVC boasts excellent chemical resistance and a smooth interior that minimizes clogs. These pipes are commonly used for residential sewer lines due to their ease of use and cost-effectiveness. However, they’re not ideal for high-pressure situations or extremely hot wastewater. If you’re considering installing PVC pipes, seek professional guidance from a professional plumbing repair service.

  • Concrete Pipes

Commonly described as the titans of the sewer world, concrete pipes offer unparalleled durability and longevity. They can handle heavy traffic and extreme temperatures, making them ideal for large-scale sewer systems and industrial applications. However, they are heavy and expensive, requiring specialized equipment for installation. Like all other pipe materials, concrete pipes are susceptible to cracks if not handled with care. Make sure you work with a professional plumbing service when you’re undertaking sewer line installation or sewer repair projects.

  • Clay Pipes

Clay pipes are a natural material with excellent resistance to corrosion and chemicals. However, this material is brittle and prone to cracks from impact or ground movement. In addition, their weight and availability make them less than ideal for new installations. If you still have clay pipes installed in your home, it might be time to replace them with a more durable material. Get in touch with Rooter Man Plumbing for reliable and affordable sewer line replacement.

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Pipes

As the name implies, ABS pipes are made from a combination of three different synthetic monomers: acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. These pipes are similar to their PVC counterparts in terms of affordability, ease of installation, and lightweight nature. ABS offers good chemical resistance and a smooth interior for efficient flow. You can use this material for drain lines above ground or within a building due to its black color, which resists UV light damage better than PVC. But ABS pipes are not recommended for burying underground as they are more brittle than PVC.

Contact Rooter Man Plumbing For Sewer Line Services

If you’re looking for a knowledgeable and experienced plumber to help you with any kind of sewer line project, get in touch with Rooter Man Plumbing. Whether it be sewer line replacement or sewer repair, we have the expertise, experience, and the right tools to get the job done right.


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