Categories: Sewer Repair

Does Your Older Home Still Have Orangeburg Pipes? Video Inspection Can Tell

Orangeburg pipes still live in the ground as the pipes of many older homes. While some are in working condition, most of them are not. Over time, Orangeburg pipes begin to wear down. The layers of pipe begin to breakdown, and eventually, can collapse. The best thing to do if you have Orangeburg pipes is to replace them. In order to check what type of pipes your home has, you should call us to inspect your pipes.

What Are Orangeburg Pipes?

Orangeburg pipes are the piping material that was used to make pipes back in the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. It was made by pressing layers of wood pulp together some water and tar pitch. For the most part, this was impervious to water, making it ideal at the time. However, over time, the materials began breaking down. Now, homes with those pipes need to keep a close eye on them. A small issue one autumn could result in pipe collapse by spring.

How Should You Monitor Those Pipes?

The best thing to do if you know your home has Orangeburg pipes is to keep an eye on them. Getting regular video inspections allows you to know what condition your pipes are in. So long as your pipes are in good working order, you can keep them. If we see signs of a problem, we can adjust and treat the problem, or plan to replace the pipe.

We are here, ready to help you, no matter what type of pipes your property may have. Call us should you suspect any type of plumbing issue. We have years of experience that can help us diagnose problems early. Plus, we can use our expertise to help treat issues knowing what is most likely to work before we begin. Contact us here at Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing today, and we will be sure to send a professional out right away. The sooner we can get there, the sooner your pipe or drain problems will be over. Don’t hesitate – call us any time, day or night!

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