Smoke testing is a way to find sections of sanitary sewer lines that have cracks, leaks, or faulty connections that allow rainwater into the sanitary sewers. During testing, City crews send a specially designed white smoke into the sanitary sewer system by blowing it into a manhole. It is then forced out through lines and cracks, openings, or plumbing vents on or near roof tops. The smoke is safe, odorless, non-toxic, and non-staining.
Testing can provide a service to you, as a homeowner. If smoke enters a home, it will make the homeowners aware of deficiencies in the plumbing system. If smoke enters your home, please call 423-461-1645.
More information may be found at Smoke Testing.
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- main break or leak
- pressure concern
- quality concern