Pipe Smoke Testing Stormwater & Sewer Systems
Pipe Smoke Testing from Shenandoah is one of the oldest, most reliable and cost-effective methods for testing pipes, stormwater and sewer systems. This is just one way in which the technicians at Shenandoah can assist you in locating and mapping faults within your sanitary sewer system and pipes. Smoke pipe testing isn’t just for older systems as newly installed pipe systems also need to be tested to ensure, they were properly installed. Call or contact Shenandoah and let us test your system
Testing your pipes helps to isolate where failures exist, allowing you to develop a strategic plan for rehabilitating your infrastructure.
How Does Smoke Pipe Testing Work?
As the name implies, the process involves introducing smoke (non-toxic) into a sanitary sewer system. A smoke generating device produces the smoke which is then forced into a segment of the sewer line with high powered blowers. Trained technicians then look for smoke where it is able to exit the system. This allows us to map those locations for inspection and repair. In this way we can identify leaks that will allow unwanted water inflow into the system.
Common Reasons for Pipe Smoke Testing
Municipalities have used this process for decades to identify sources of water inflow to the sewer system. Pipe testing can be used in any private or public sector situation where it is necessary to identify sources of inflow. Some sources of sewer inflow include:
Abandoned Sewer Lines
Unconnected Sewer Lines
Cross Connected Storm Lines
Cross Connected Sanitary Lines
Shenandoah also offers many other effective methods of inspecting and testing your sanitary sewer and pipe systems. We also perform the following services:
CCTV (closed circuit tv inspection) using robotic technology
SSET – Side Scanning 360-degree digital imaging
Our Inspection, Restoration, and Maintenance, (IRM) Program has helped maximize the performance of our customers sanitary and stormwater systems for over 45 years.