Smoke Testing

Well functioning, effective drainage systems are an integral part of a healthy community and the conservation of a pollution free environment. Insight is regularly called upon to carry out smoke testing in the community.  It is an effective process that identifies inflow sources to pick up cross connections and defects in sewer and storm water pipe lines. 

The procedure uses a non-toxic smoke which is forced into the drainage systems. Where any smoke escapes via cracks, breakages, or incorrect connections it indicates a problem and identifies where the fault lies within the drainage system.

Generally :

  • Ground surface smoke indicates cracked or broken pipes below
  • Smoke from water pipes indicates an incorrect connection
  • Smoke coming from manholes indicates there is damage or unsealed waste water inspection chambers

 The smoke used is environmentally safe. Our contractors inform local residents by letter whenever smoke testing is going to take place.