Florida Cast Iron Pipes Claims Attorneys
If your Florida home was constructed before 1975, your plumbing system is most likely made up of cast iron pipes. While durable, cast iron pipes will corrode over time and compromise the structural integrity of your home. They are composed of iron and can slowly chip and fall apart because of oxidation.
If your insurance carrier is denying or undervaluing your property damage claim, the Clearwater cast iron pipes lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos can get you the settlement you deserve.
Common Warning Signs of Damaged Cast Iron Pipes
Cast iron pipes can last up to 100 years. However, the cast iron pipes in numerous homes throughout Florida have already failed due to the state’s salt-rich soil and excess humidity. Corrosion can result in leaky and weakened pipes, increasing water bills, and slowly leaking sewage into your home and local water supplies. It can likewise contaminate your water supply with rust, causing your water to taste and smell unpleasant and pose serious health risks.
Eventually, corrosion will eat away at your cast iron pipes, making them extremely weak and more susceptible to bursting under pressure. While acids such as hydrogen sulfide are the most common corrosion sources, Florida’s moisture and salt-rich environment can fast-track corrosion, resulting in the pipes’ premature failure.
Here are the most common warning signs of damaged cast iron pipes you should watch out for:
- Foul, strange odors from sewer gasses
- Unusual color of water
- Water backup in toilets and sinks because of sediment and rust accumulation
- Slow drains – rust from corroding cast iron pipes can clog your drains and cause slow drainage
- Separated or warped wooden floors
- Infestation of cockroaches, silverfish, or other insects
- Broken, loose, or raised floor tiles
- Water-stained or discolored mats, rugs, or carpets
- Discolored tile floors and grout
Cast iron pipes can’t usually be repaired, and replacement can cost $10,000 up to $30,000. If you are experiencing water damage in your home because of damaged cast iron pipes, your insurance provider must cover the costs of repairing or replacing them.
However, insurance providers have blatantly denied cost iron pipes claims or have significantly limited the amount they’ve paid out to policyholders. In most cases, these very low payments are not enough to cover all the repair or replacement costs.
Talk to Our Skilled Cast Iron Pipes Claims Lawyers Serving Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater
Have you been experiencing water damage due to cast iron pipes but have yet to file an insurance claim? Or have you filed a claim for damaged cast iron pipes, and your insurance provider is offering a low settlement amount or denying your claim? The experienced Clearwater cast iron pipes claim lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos can maximize your chances of securing the compensation you’re entitled to.
We’ll review your insurance policy and the circumstances of your claim and make sure that your insurance provider pays the full amount of your claim. You can learn more about your case by setting up a free case review with one of our Clearwater cast iron pipes claim lawyers. Call 727-441-9030 or send us a message online for more information.