Cast iron pipes were commonly used in sewage systems throughout the state for decades. Most of them were designed to have an approximate lifespan of 50 years. Many of these pipes are only lasting for about 20 years.
One of the most common problems associated with cast iron pipes is backups. A backup in a sewage line is a big problem that must be addressed immediately. Unfortunately, insurance companies are reluctant to pay out for these claims.
Other signs of problems with cast iron pipes include unpleasant smells, visible water damage on walls or ceilings, warping of wood floors, damaged floors, or water stains on carpets. Eroding cast iron pipes can also taint the home’s water supply which is a serious risk, requiring swift action.
Cast iron pipe repairs can be expensive, complex, and time-consuming. It’s only natural for homeowners to expect that their insurance company will pay for those repairs.
However, cast iron pipe claims are not always as straightforward as they should be. It’s not unusual for insurance companies to resist when they are presented with a claim. After all, their main reason for being in business is to turn a profit. This is why their adjusters and claims department tend to deny claims or make lowball settlement offers.
When you hire Your Insurance Attorney, you are engaging the services of a skilled advocate who will not only provide a prompt and thorough inspection of the property to determine the true extent and cause of the damage, but also represent you against the insurance company.
Because we know the law, we have the power to file a lawsuit and are experienced negotiators to achieve a far better outcome than you thought was available. It all begins with a free consultation.
Why are home built before
1975 the ones that may have
cast iron pipes?
Why are cast-iron pipes a
problem for homeowners?
How do you determine how
much a case may be worth?