The following drain testing services can help determine if there is a problem:
- Smoke Testing: By using a smoke generator it is also possible to determine if there are any leaks, particularly in large drains and sewers where manholes and bigger infrastructure are present. Smoke testing allows you to test a high volume of air space quickly, easily and with accurate results.
- Air Pressure Test: An air test is a quick procedure that involves testing parts of a pipe system using pressure gauges. We will take note of the measurements within the pressure gauges and can determine whether there is a leak if the pressure changes during testing.
- Water Test: The low-pressure water test involves blocking the main drain and then flooding the pipe with high water levels. The water test is more thorough and is useful to check the entire drainage system, it does not isolate individual pipes as in the case of the air test.
A drain test can be confusing and annoying to understand for most people, but we will provide an easy-to-understand breakdown of what our testing and surveys reveal about your drains. To help understand more about the nature of the drain tests in common use we will explain them in a bit more detail.
All tests take a short amount of time, but difficulty in accessing pipes and drains can affect the speed it takes to complete the test. Testing multiple areas with an air test will also increase the time it takes to find the source of any leaks.
The test that is most appropriate for your situation will depend on the nature of your problem and the size or complexity of your main drain line.
Get in touch with Coastal Drains today for minimally invasive and expert drain tests to help uncover any issues within your drainage systems.