Find Hidden Leaks With Smoke

Did you know that if you smoke it can be good for you? Smoke testing that is, and it is good for you because it can help you find problems in your home's plumbing system. Whether you've noticed a strange smell, a slow flushing toilet, or a sluggish septic when it rains you can find the source of the issue by smoke testing. It is the fast, efficient, and cost effective way to find hidden problems.

How Smoke Testing Works

A harmless, nontoxic smoke is pushed through the plumbing system with just enough force to overcome atmospheric pressure. This allows the smoke to then escape from any crack, break, or other opening in your system. The test doesn't take long to conduct and is less labor intensive than other available methods. Plumbers look for smoke exiting in unexpected locations to identify the source of your problem.

What Can Smoke Testing Detect?

    • Cracked sewer pipes
    • Abandoned floor drains
    • A poor seal on a toilet's wax ring
    • The source of mysterious odors which can cause health issues
    • Dry, defective, improperly installed or missing traps

If you suspect water is entering your septic system from the drain field or other locations smoke testing can determine that as well. In fact smoke testing is a very versatile test and can detect many different problems in your home's plumbing and septic systems.

PipeTechs offers smoke testing. Our experienced plumbers can offer a free estimate to fix any problems they detected and correct the problem while onsite. If you have any questions or would like to find out more information about smoke testing or any of the other services we offer please feel free to call us at 919-293-1221 or contact us via email.