What do you do when your house becomes incontinent or chronically constipated?
What are you dealing with?
Leaks, low water flow or rusty water?
Chronic sewer clogging or main line blowout?
It really comes down to two main problems:
Water lines - breaks, interior build-up and/or corrosion, pitting from acidic water or soil
Sewer lines - corrosion, breaks, ground shifting, root intrusion
To avoid some of these problems, know your sewer lines lifespans:
Clay - 2 - 35 years
Cast Iron - 25 to 35 years
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) - 100 years +
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene-styrene) - 100 years +
And your water supply lines lifespans:
Galvanized steel - 40 years max
Copper - 50 + years above ground, 20 years or less below ground
PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) - 50 + years
So, how do you fix it?
Whole House Repiping v. Epoxy pipe relining
Sewer replacement v. Epoxy relining v. Pipe bursting