Large Hole In Cast Iron Pipe

Wow, you don't run across something like this every day. Look at the large hole in this cast iron pipe and tell me that it hasn't been there for quite some time.

I wouldn't doubt that the hole in this cast iron pipe has been here for at least five years, but maybe even longer than that.

Whenever you have a plumbing supply or drain pipe that's leaking water, you never know what the extent of the damage is going to be.

Large holes like this in cast iron drainpipes, often create soil erosion problems, pest problems and even structural damage. This damaged cast-iron pipe is located underneath the house, where most homeowners rarely visit.

If you're not going to inspect your home on a regular basis, you're not going to be able to find any types of damage like this. If you're not going to crawl underneath your home, it wouldn't be a bad idea to hire a home inspector that will.

Home Repair Tip: The damaged section of cast iron waste pipe will need to be removed and replaced. It wouldn't be a bad idea to inspect any cast iron waste pipes that you can actually see through out the entire home.

If you don't really know much about cast-iron drainpipes, it wouldn't be a bad idea to hire someone else who does, like a licensed plumbing contractor or even a experienced home inspector.

Don't let home repairs like this go without making the necessary repairs. Water leaks like these can create big home repair bills for homeowners in the future, if they're not taking care of as soon as possible.