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Your home’s plumbing consists of “clean out” pipes— one for the sewer and one for your home’s plumbing that connects to the city water supply. The clean out pipes are where we can conduct hydrostatic testing to determine if your underground plumbing does indeed have a leak. We use an inflatable ball and water to test that you have a tight seal. If the test fails, we can pinpoint where the leak is and fix it for you in no time.

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What is Hydrostatic Testing?

Hydrostatic testing is just a fancy way of saying we’re testing the pressure of the water in your plumbing system. This test is done in two parts and it is performed to figure out:

  1. If there’s a leak in your system, and
  2. which of the two lines has the problem.

We first test your sewer line from the outside of the home, and then we test your domestic water line. The second part of the test can be performed either inside or outside the home.

The results will help give us a better idea of the problem. If the water level drops when we’re testing your sewer line, it’s likely you have a leak somewhere in that line. If the water pressure drops a little when we’re testing your fresh water line, you might have a small problem with the line. However, if the pressure drops significantly, you could be looking at a bigger problem.

Once we know which line hosts the problem, we can perform a leak locate to hopefully pinpoint the problem.

Hydrostatic tests are good tests to perform post-foundation lift if you’re buying a home or if you suspect you might have a leak in your plumbing system.

Stinky! What is That Foul Rotten Egg Smell?

Sewer leaks can cause a foul odor (hydrogen sulfide), which also signals the air is unsafe to breathe at higher levels of exposure. Our team has the equipment to properly detect the intensity and location of sewer leaks in your home or business, so you can breathe with ease.

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Our Process

Step-1

Property Evaluation

We’ll take a thorough look at your property to pinpoint the issues and get a good idea of what the scope of the project may be.

Step-2

Plan of Repair

We’ll come up with an estimate and timeline based on our best repair recommendations.

Step-3

#DontDrip: We’re Working On It

Don’t fret, our team of experts will resolve your problem and get your plumbing running as soon as possible

Step-4

Rest Easy (You’re Taken Care Of)

We will finish the job, clean up everything, and leave you with a proper plumbing system that you can rely on once and for all.

When Should Hydrostatic Testing Be Done?

External culprits such as tree root invasion, aged pipes, and shifting soil are potential perpetrators of a damaged sewer line. When you observe any changes in your home’s plumbing system, it is wise to have an underground plumber come over and assess the situation. If left unchecked, leaking pipes can cause issues like:

  • High water bills
  • Unpleasant odors like rotten eggs
  • Damp flooring or carpet
  • Mold and mildew
  • Cracks in the foundation

To prevent costly and significant harm to your home’s foundation or plumbing system, it is vital that you conduct a hydrostatic test the moment you think there may be a leak. If left unattended, leaking sewer pipes can cause considerable damage.

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