Smoke Testing for Odor Location in Yakima County, WA
WHAT DOES SEWER SMOKE TESTING INVOLVE?
While performing a smoke test, a non-toxic smoke, or vapor, will be blown into the sewer via an access point such as a roof vent or a clean out to perform odor locating. The smoke will then travel throughout the pipes, pressurizing the drainage system, and manifest itself at or near the source of the leaks.
BENEFITS OF SEWER SMOKE TESTING:
If you’re having a problem with any of the following, bad sewer, toilet, drain pipe or bathroom smells, consider having professional smoke testing done. Sewer smoke testing or vapor testing is often performed to locate leaks, sources of sewer odors, and entry points for insects and rodents in homes and buildings. A smoke test sometimes accompanies a video inspection to provide a thorough diagnosis of sanitary drainage within your sewer and plumbing system.
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Smoke testing is a simple and quick way to avoid having to open walls in search of the sources of toxic sewer gasses/odors, insects, rodents, or water damage. Guesswork is eliminated since a visible element is added to the odor source. This is known as, plumbing leak detection. Having the smoke test performed may save you from undertaking unnecessary repairs in an attempt to address the issues listed above. Sewer odors do not always indicate a major deficiency in the sewer pipes. The smoke test results may point to a solution as simple as replacing a wax ring on a toilet or replacing a p-trap under a sink.