Smoke Testing in Philadelphia
Protect Your Property, with TLC Drain & Sewer
Smoke testing is used to detect leaks caused by broken pipes, bad connections, and open pipes/fittings. This process is done with non-toxic, odorless candles, so it is completely safe for your property, and can be used to locate leaks in hard-to-reach pipes, such as those underneath buildings or landscaping.
If you have been experiencing any strange smells in your home or business, you may want to contact TLC Drain & Sewer for smoke testing in Philadelphia. Our drain and sewer contractors promise to make this service as quick and painless as possible for you, and offer upfront and honest rates, so you know you’re getting a good deal. We have been trusted across the area to deliver satisfaction time and time again, and since 2011, our Master Plumbers have been going above and beyond to make sure our customers always get the quality service they need. For more information about smoke testing, call TLC today, and let our licensed technicians keep your property safe.
To schedule smoke testing by phone, just dial (215) 639-7473.
Our Philadelphia Smoke Testing Process
At TLC Drain & Sewer, our smoke testing technique produces dense white smoke that is then pumped through your pipes at a low pressure. As the smoke permeates your plumbing system, it will escape from areas where cracks and damage have occurred, showing if you are dealing with any leaks.
Top benefits of smoke testing include:
- It’s fast
- It’s cost-efficient
- It’s extremely effective at detecting leaks
- It can be used on multiple properties
- It can be performed with minimal disruption to your plumbing system
Smoke Testing for Sewage Systems in Philadelphia
While smoke testing can be used to detect issues with any type of piping, it is a particularly important service for detecting gas leaks in sanitary sewer systems. Sewage gas leaks can be extremely toxic, and even lead to explosions or poisoning. Watch out for a rotten egg smell on your property, as this is a strong sign you are dealing with a sewer leak, and make sure you call TLC Drain & Sewer ASAP if you suspect a problem.
To smoke test a sanitary sewer system, TLC Drain & Sewer will:
- Block off the section of the sewer that is being tested with a sand bag, lowering it into the sewer manhole and using it to obstruct the lines.
- Position large fans on top of the open manholes at both ends of the system being tested.
- Generate liquid smoke and inject it through the manhole using the fan’s heating chamber.
- Watch to see if traps prevent the smoke from entering your property and release it through your plumbing vents, or if smoke begins to leak into your home/business.
Because completely blocking your lines may also cause water to back up, thus preventing smoke from escaping through cracks and holes in your system, smoke testing should not be done right after it has rained or when groundwater levels are extremely high. At TLC, we will be able to accurately assess the conditions for smoke testing on your property, guiding you through this service safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible.
Don’t Let Sewer Defects Put You At Risk!
At TLC Drain & Sewer, nothing is more important to us than our customers’ safety. We are always here for your drain and sewer needs, even offering 24/7 emergency services. If you believe there is any chance you are dealing with a sewage gas leak or other plumbing defects do not hesitate to give us a call. We promise that with our extensive training, industry-leading equipment, and can-do attitude, your property is guaranteed to be better off after our Philadelphia smoke testing pros have finished with it.
Great experience! Tech was knowledgeable and efficient and so nice.- Happy Customer
All of the people from TLC were prompt, polite, and effective and took the time to explain exactly what they were doing and why.- Kim
If it wasn’t for their speed and professionalism, the damage would have been 4 times as expensive.- Jason G.
He actually showed up 10 minutes early for our appointment and that NEVER happens- Happy Customer
I’m almost in tears.- Laura