Do you suspect a leak in a pipe or in your sewer? Call us at Rowell’s and we will determine the best way to figure out what is going on in your sewer. Many times, we use smoke testing to determine the presence and location of leaks. This safe, non-toxic method can help you find the location of pesky leaks that have eluded other detection methods
What is Smoke Testing?
When we smoke test your pipes, we’ll force an artificially-created smoke through the section of pipe where we believe the leak exists. This smoke won’t damage your home and it’s not harmful if you breathe it in.
When we push the smoke through your pipes, we’ll look for places where it is escaping. Any plumes of smoke coming out of the pipes indicates a place where they could be a leak, or where groundwater could be entering your pipe and causing backups.
Once we know where the leak is, we’ll figure out how to fix it for you. Whenever possible, we’ll utilize trenchless sewer repair technologies to get the job done. These allow us to repair your sewer line without having to dig up all of your landscaping.
Signs You Need Smoke Testing
Only your plumber can tell you for sure if smoke testing is the right solution for your sewer woes. However, the following conditions make it more likely that we will want to diagnose your sewer problem via smoke testing.
- Persistent sewer problems. If you have sewer problems even though you’ve had numerous inspections or repairs completed, smoke testing may be the best way to find out where, exactly, your sewer leaks are.
- Undetectable sewer problems. If you know you have sewer problems but we can’t find the leak, smoke testing can tell us exactly where the issue lies. It can allow us to find cracks in your pipes that may not be visible to the naked eye or to our cameras. Once we find them, we can repair them for you once and for all.
If smoke testing sounds like it might be right for you, contact us at Rowell’s Services today. We’ll send out someone to asses your problem, then let you know if smoke testing is right for you. If it is, we’ll get our expert team out to you soon so we can find your sewer issues in Northfield and get them fixed as soon as possible!