What Is Smoke Testing?

Smoke testing uses non-toxic, odorless smoking candles to detect sewer gas leaks in plumbing by broken pipes, bad connections, open pipes or fittings. Unusual sewage odors are usually the first indication of a faulty drain line or sewer pipe. As these pipes are often installed under buildings, behind walls or in non accessible areas.

Our smoke testing technique produces a dense white smoke that is distributed through the drain & sewer pipes, under low pressure. It fills the pipe system and escapes from problem areas, such as cracked or broken pipes, revealing the source of the gas leak. Smoke testing has become the gold standard for sewer leak detection practice as it is a fast, efficient and cost effective testing technique.

Any sign of smoke escaping can be considered a possible site for sewer gas to escape into your home or commercial building. Sewer gas typically has a rotten egg smell and can contain both methane and hydrogen sulfide gases, which are explosive and deadly.

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