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Smoke Testing - Sanitary Sewer Survey
In the next few days inspection crews will be conducting a physical survey of a portion of the sanitary sewer system. This study will involve the opening and entering of manholes in the streets and easements. An important task of the survey will be "Smoke Testing" of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system. The smoke that you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, HARMLESS, HAS NO ODER, AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If this occurs, you should consult your licensed plumber. If you have any seldom used drains, please pour water in the drain to fill the trap, which will prevent smoke from entering. Drain traps should always be filled with water to prevent sewer gasses or odors from entering the building.
Some sewer lines and manholes may be located on the backyard easement property line. Whenever these lines require investigation, members of the inspection crews will need access to the easements for the sewer lines and manholes.
Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC personnel are uniformed and carry identification. Homeowners do not need to be home and AT NO TIME WILL FIELD CREWS HAVE TO ENTER YOUR BUSINESS OR RESIDENCE.
We anticipate the smoke testing will require a few hours in your area. Your cooperation is appreciated. The information grained from this study will be used to improve you sewer services.
Door hangers with similar information will be distributed to all affected homes.
For questions, please call: Compliance EnviroSystems: 1-800-675-9409