As a homeowner, one cannot fully comprehend which types of pipes serve what purpose on our property. To many, they are just a system that carries fluids and wastewater away from their property. However, there is more to this sophisticated yet complex system.
This being said, like other systems in our homes, plumbing systems deteriorate, and one example of such a system is pitch fibre pipes.
Though pitch fibre pipes have an extensive lifespan of at least 40 years, after that, they collapse and badly deteriorate.
If left unattended, the damage can worsen due to high-temperature fluids, oils and chemicals running down the drain.
Another issue pitch fibre pipes face is root ingress. Roots enter into the pipes, and as a result, they collapse. If you are facing such an issue, our pitch fibre drain repair experts will remove all the roots surrounding the pipes quickly and efficiently.
Other issues include the following:
Pitch fibre pipes cannot withstand today’s increased water pressure and modern drainage requirements. If you notice that your pipes are deformed and losing shape, re-rounding them can reverse that. The greatest benefit of pitch fibre re-rounding is that it is a relatively cost-effective, no-dig and time-efficient solution.
Fast Drains are experts in the drainage industry and are happy to help its customers pitch fibre pipe repair.
From reshaping to sealing up the cracks, we always find the best solutions according to the condition of the pipes. Instead of delaying the process, we will offer a solution that fits your budget. Therefore, whether you need a new drainage system or re-rounding of older pipes, Fast Drains tends to each against a reasonable pitch fibre pipe drain repair cost.
Pitch fibre pipes last for at least 40 years.
No, because insurance companies categorise this type of damage as wear & tear. However, if the damage has been done by root ingress, they might cover the expenses.
Pitch fibre pipes are made from wood fibre and coal tar, and to make the pipes more robust and reliable, some asbestos is added to the material.
Pitch fibre pipes can quickly deteriorate when exposed to high water pressure, oil, grease, and fats. The pipes are deformed due to their light and cheap design.
They can be re-lined and re-round if are not severely damaged, to increase their strength.
If the pitch fibre pipes cannot be repaired, they must be replaced with a better alternative. Replacing pipes is a relatively more expensive and time-consuming method.
Although pitch fibre pipes have a life span of 40 years, the materials that hold the cellulose together, like bitumen and resin, deteriorate with time. As a result, pipes become brittle and collapse.