What is the purpose of smoke testing?

To ensure the sanitary sewer system is in good working order, it is important to locate and repair any breaks in the lines to prevent larger problems in the future. Smoke testing is one of the best, cost-effective ways to locate defects in main sewer lines and service laterals that connect to residences.

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1. Can I flush disposable wipes?
2. How long will it take for my new grinder pump to be installed after I have applied for one?
3. I am having work done on my home and need to locate my sewer line. How can that be done?
4. What can I do to prevent sewer overflows?
5. What do I do if the alarm on my grinder pump sounds?
6. What is a smoke test?
7. What is the purpose of smoke testing?
8. Should I do anything to prepare?
9. Could smoke enter my home?
10. Do I have to be home when smoke testing is being performed?