Cast Iron Pipes
Owning a home requires regular upkeep and maintenance, from cleaning out gutters to replacing HVAC filters. But what happens when the home you’ve worked so hard to take care of sustains severe property damage because of a problem you can’t even see?
Sadly, this scenario is a reality for many homeowners in the U.S. with homes built before 1975. The culprit behind the damage: cast iron pipe plumbing systems that are prematurely failing due to corrosion. Worse yet, insurance companies make it difficult for homeowners struggling with bad cast iron pipes to get the compensation they need to replace the pipes and repair the damage done to their property. Insurance companies often wrongfully deny or underpay claims, blaming the damage caused by the cast iron pipes on common “wear and tear.”
That isn’t right. That’s why the attorneys at Morgan & Morgan’s Insurance Recovery Group are helping homeowners fight back against insurance companies acting in bad faith. We’ve helped thousands of homeowners recover the compensation they need. If you suspect your home may have failing cast iron pipes, fill out our case review form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
The Problem With Cast Iron Pipes
New homes are generally equipped with PVC piping, but prior to 1975, cast iron was the piping material used in most homes in America.
Although cast iron pipes are supposed to have a lifespan of 50-75 years, and should still be functional today, they are breaking down and failing all across the country at a rapid pace due to premature corrosion. In some homes, cast iron pipes failed less than 25 years after installation, leading to major headaches and costly damage for homeowners.
Signs of Cast Iron Pipe Failure
There are some clear signs that your cast iron pipes are broken, including:
- Slow drainage
- Water stains on rug or carpet
- Discolored floor tiles and tile grout
- Broken, cracked, or raised floor tiles
- Pest infestation
- Foul smells in your home
- Water backups in your drain or toilet
This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you have experienced water damage, and you suspect it may be linked to cast iron pipes, contact us today to see how we can help.
How an Attorney Can Help
If you suspect you have bad pipes, our team can determine the nature of your problem. If your house fits the criteria below, call us today:
- Your house was built before 1975, and you’ve filed a water damage claim that was denied or lowballed in the past.
- Your house was built before 1975 and there is evidence of water damage, but you have yet to file a claim.
We can set your mind at ease by checking to see if you have faulty cast iron pipes in your home. If you do have property damage as a result of bad pipes, and your insurance company underpays or denies your claim, our attorneys will fight tirelessly for the full compensation you need to replace the pipes in your home and repair the damage.
We have helped thousands of home and business owners successfully recover compensation. Best of all, it costs nothing upfront to hire us, and we get paid only if you win. In most cases, we can even force your insurance company to pay all of our attorneys’ fees in the event of an award.
If you think you may have a cast iron pipe claim, fill out our free, no-risk form today.