Little Rock Commercial Sewer Smoke Test Plumbing Services
A sewer smoke test is a simple yet brilliant test whose principle is: where smoke is getting out, water is getting in. Our Little Rock commercial sewer plumbing services are multi-faceted, starting with testing and ending with repairs. Below are the steps in our commercial sewer plumbing services in Little Rock AR.
Identifying the test areas
Before you call us for sewer smoke test services in Little Rock AR, you will have experienced a sewer problem (although you can call us as a preventative measure). This means you will have a rough idea where the sewer system may be experiencing inflow. Our experience is that the most common source of inflow is storm inlets directly or indirectly connected to your sewer system.
Our preparation starts two days before the smoke test plumbing in Little Rock AR. We will smoke-proof the entire building through such actions as putting water (or low-grade vegetable oil) on plumbing fixtures and dry traps to prevent smoke and odor from entering the building. We will also seal off all manholes and vents.
On the day of the Little Rock commercial sewer plumbing services, our crew will be wearing proper safety clothing. Although the smoke we use is non-toxic, we advise our clients to be out of the building when the test is ongoing.
Our Little Rock smoke test plumbing involves the use of smoke in a closed sewer system and observing where the smoking is coming out from. At investor site, the most common defects we observe are missing manholes, manholes with open pick holes, low lying manholes, downspouts, broken clean-out caps, crawl spaces, sump pumps, broken main lines, bad wax rings around toilets, and broken service laterals.
Identifying and documenting defects
Next in our Little Rock sewer smoke test services is that our plumbers will identify the specific defects that needs to be corrected. We will then document the defects by using flags or marking with paint.
Our Little Rock commercial sewer plumbing services conclude with the repair of the defective sections of the sewer line. This usually involve full or partial replacement of sewer line sections, repairing defective parts through gluing or soldering, or replacing defective components.