Smoke testing is a procedure used to detect leaks in plumbing and sanitary sewer systems. Smoke testing involves forcing harmless smoke into the sanitary sewer system through manholes.
- Harmless to humans
- Harmless to pets
- Harmless to food and material goods
- Creates no fire hazard
During testing, plumes of smoke form where there are potential defects in the plumbing system. The smoke should not enter your home or business unless you have defective plumbing or dried-up drain traps. If you have any seldom used drains, pouring water into the drain to fill the trap will help prevent sewer gases or odors and smoke from entering your home or business.
Our smoke testing equipment is specifically calibrated for residential and commercial smoke testing. Other blowers may not deliver the correct CFM and static pressure. Too little, and the smoke won’t circulate properly for a good test. Too much, and the smoke can be blown past the traps, giving faulty results.
Call Altstadt Plumbing for smoke testing of your residential, commercial or industrial plumbing system.