If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to the drains in your house. But if you want to keep your home in good condition, it’s important to check on them every now and then. One way to do this is by performing a smoke pipe test for drainage. This is a simple process that can help you identify any potential problems with your drains. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to do a smoke pipe test and what the results mean.
Before you begin, it’s important to understand that a smoke pipe test is not a substitute for a professional inspection. If you have any concerns about your drains, we recommend that you contact a qualified plumber. With that said, let’s take a look at how to do a smoke pipe test for drainage.
First, you’ll need to gather some supplies. You’ll need a Smoke Pellet and Smoke Bomb, both of which can be purchased online or at most hardware stores. You’ll also need something to light the Smoke Bomb with, such as a lighter or matches. Once you have everything you need, follow these steps:
– Place the Smoke Bomb in the drain opening and light it.
– Stand back and observe the smoke.
– If the smoke rises straight up, this indicates that the drain is clear.
– If the smoke billows out of the drain opening, this means there is a blockage in the pipe.
Once you’ve performed the test, it’s important to take action based on the results. If your drains are clear, congratulations! You can go about your business and rest easy knowing that your drains are in good working order. However, if you do have a blockage, it’s important to contact a professional as soon as possible to have it removed. Don’t try to remove it yourself, as this could cause further damage to your pipes.
We hope this blog post has been helpful in explaining how to do a smoke pipe test for drainage. Remember, this is not a substitute for a professional inspection, but it’s a good way to check the condition of your drains on a regular basis. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.