Professional Plumbing Smoke Test in Phoenix

Plumbing issues can be a nightmare to deal with, especially when they involve hidden leaks or mysterious odors. If you suspect leaks or unexplained odors in your plumbing system, Wyman Plumbing's sewer smoke testing can help you locate leaks or odors in your plumbing system.


Plumbing smoke testing is a diagnostic technique for identifying leaks and defects in sewer lines, plumbing systems, and septic tanks. Unlike traditional methods that rely on visual inspections or invasive procedures, smoke testing involves introducing artificial smoke into the plumbing system to detect areas where smoke may escape.

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At Wyman Plumbing, we prioritize the safety and cleanliness of your homes. That's why we use LiquiSmoke, a laboratory-tested smoke testing system that is both safe and clean for both commercial and residential buildings. Our smoke test machines work by heating a special fogging liquid, which turns into white vapor once heated.

LiquiSmoke is extremely safe, environmentally friendly, water-based, and odor-free, ensuring a clean and safe testing process for your home. The artificial smoke is a lot like the mist you see come out of fog machines.

Signs That Your Plumbing System Needs a Smoke Test

The underground nature of plumbing systems often makes pinpointing leaks or structural issues challenging.

Several signs indicate that your plumbing system could benefit from a smoke test.

  • Persistent Sewer Odors: Noticeable sewer odors in your home or business could indicate leaks or ventilation problems in your plumbing system, warranting a smoke test.
  • Rotten Egg Smell: Sewer gas, which is primarily composed of methane, hydrogen sulfide, and other gasses, produces an extremely unpleasant odor that closely resembles the smell of rotten eggs.
  • Rainfall Trigger: If you notice a stronger sewage odor coming from your plumbing system after it rains, it could be a sign that there are issues with the water barriers inside your plumbing traps. These intense odors are unpleasant and potentially harmful to your health if left unaddressed.
  • Symptoms: Sewer gas can contain a mixture of toxic gasses, which can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms upon exposure. These symptoms may include persistent headaches, feelings of dizziness or lightheadedness, nausea, and eye irritation.

Benefits of Plumbing Smoke Testing

Wyman's smoke test for plumbing offers several advantages, making it a valuable tool for maintaining the integrity of plumbing systems and safeguarding properties. These benefits include:

  • Pipe Damage Assessment: Smoke testing offers a noninvasive and effective method for pinpointing the smallest pipe cracks or damage that could easily escape detection. Often, leaks in vents or drain lines remain undetected until visible water damage or foul odors arise. The smoke testing approach helps mitigate sewage backups and also minimizes the risk of environmental contamination.
  • Prevention of Property Damage: Prompt identification and resolution of plumbing issues through smoke testing can prevent costly repairs and property damage, enhancing property value.
  • Health Hazard Mitigation: Addressing plumbing issues early on helps avoid health hazards associated with mold or sewage exposure, ensuring a safe environment for occupants.
  • Enhanced Compliance: Resolving plumbing issues through smoke testing ensures compliance with local regulations, avoiding potential fines or penalties.

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Comprehensive Plumbing Smoke Test:
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Through this process, Wyman Plumbing ensures thorough and effective sewer smoke testing for leak detection and plumbing system evaluation.

Identification of Test Areas

Wyman Plumbing starts by identifying areas within the plumbing system prone to leaks or other issues. It includes drain pipes, sewage systems, or any other components requiring inspection.

Injecting Artificial Smoke

A dense white vapor is distributed through the vents and sewer line under low pressure with controlled conditions. This smoke helps in visualizing any cracks, leaks, or defects within the plumbing system.

Detection of Issues

As the smoke travels through the sewer pipes, technicians carefully observe any signs of smoke escaping, which indicates potential leaks or other plumbing problems.

Identification of Sources

The source of the smoke leakage is pinpointed, allowing for precise identification of the affected areas within the plumbing system. Outside of finding the location of the leak, it also serves as a safety measure. Sewer gas typically has a rotten egg or sulfur scent and can contain methane gas, which is explosive, or hydrogen sulfide gas, which is deadly.

Evaluation and Reporting

After the smoke testing process is complete, Wyman Plumbing evaluates the findings and provides the client with a detailed report. This report includes recommendations for necessary repairs or further actions to address identified issues.

The Wyman Plumbing Smoke Test Guarantee

If you notice unpleasant sewer gas odors or suspect drain line leaks, do not hesitate to contact us for a plumbing smoke test at 602-834-9602. We offer a complimentary phone consultation to help you out. We offer a free quote for smoke testing that will accurately diagnose and solve the issue.

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