Sewer Replacement Tampa
When it comes to replacing sewer lines, experience counts and Derek Olin of Olin Plumbing Inc. has that experience! Over the past 50 years he has installed and replaced everything from 4-inch home sewer lines through 16-inch sewer main, with the most common being the 4-inch residential house sewer lateral. A residential house sewer lateral is the sewer pipe connecting from the home to the main public sewer line. The plumbing code allows for many different types of pipe to be installed for use in a home sewer system, the most widely used are made of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), either Schedule 40 or SDR 35. Both of these pipes are the most common, but are they the best choice for your new sewer or sewer replacement?
By virtue of the fact that both Schedule 40 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and SDR 35 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) are both, types of plastics, they are flexible and will bend. This can have a negative effect on the new sewer line installed. The pipe, being plastic, will conform to the shape of the trench, and if there is an area of the trench that was over excavated and not properly compacted, that portion of the trench will settle and the pipe will conform to it creating a trap or dip in the sewer line. Also, if there are any hard objects either under or on top of the pipe, such as a brick or broken concrete, this can damage the pipe overtime.
Almost all of the sewers that we have seen other plumbing companies install over the past 15 years have been far below the standards that we ourselves hold. Through our extensive experience installing main sewer lines, we know we do it better, over and above the standards of other plumbing companies as well as the State and Local codes.
We here at Olin Plumbing Inc. always prefer to use the best materials available on the market. For our customers we recommend Cast Iron Bell-and-Spigot Pipe. We will install PVC sewer lines only at the customer’s request; however we will never install an SDR 35 sewer line. Although Cast Iron Bell-and-Spigot Pipe is more costly than PVC, it gives you, the owner the best protection against ever having a problem with your sewer. Cast iron is used in commercial and government building and is specified by most architects and building engineers. Why? Because they know the limitations of cast iron and PVC and it is their responsibility to ensure that the buildings they design and inspect do not fail. With over 50 years in the trade and thousands of miles of pipe installed, we believe that cast iron is the best choice for our customers. We believe in this type of pipe so much that we give a full 10 year warranty on every cast iron sewer we install. Many other plumbing companies only warranty their sewer installations or replacements for 1 year, which in and of itself should tell you something. If you need a new sewer, consider one of cast iron. If you want PVC, though we do not recommend it, we will install it and also warranty it for 10 years as well, because we hold ourselves to a higher standard than the other guys. With the knowledge and expertise we possess, you can have confidence that Olin Plumbing Inc. will get the job done and get it done right.