What kind of pipes do you have in your house?
Cast iron has superior noise suppression, which significantly reduces the sounds caused by fluid transmission, expansion and contraction. Cast iron is extremely fire resistant and will not produce toxic gases. This metal is ideal for plumbing pipes, as it is extremely strong and durable and also corrosion resistant.
However, cast iron is also heavy, which increases the cost of manufacture and labour costs. Used in most older homes, cast iron pipes the plumbing standard until ABS became the preferred material used for residential plumbing pipes. Cast iron pipe is awkward, heavy, and difficult to cut and we recommend that you call professional licensed plumbers to work on your cast iron pipes.
Sections of damaged cast iron pipe are commonly replaced with ABS that is lighter and easier to handle.