Plumbing Smoke Test
A smoke test can be done on any plumbing lines (residential or commercial) to reveal and detect any leaks. The #1 reason smoke tests are performed are for SEWER SMELLS.
Sewer smells and sewer odors are annoying. They can and will greatly affect commercial businesses if they have a regular flow of customers.
How Does A Smoke Test Work?
Non-Toxic smoke, or vapor, is pumped through the plumbing lines. The vapor is identical to what a traditional fog machine would use for entertainment purposes. Portions of the plumbing/sewer system are blocked off and smoke vapor is pumped through the line. Any breaks, cracks or uncapped lines will reveal smoke.
It is important to have an experience and licensed plumber provide this service as enough exposed smoke vapor will set off fire alarms. On a commercial building, this is not a fun oops.
How Much Is A Smoke Test?
Depending on the size of the plumbing system a residential smoke test will be between $300-$350 and a commercial smoke test will be between $400-$600.