In our diagnostic testing toolkit, one of the most valuable tests is a hydrostatic pressure test. When you’re dealing with sewer lines, it’s often difficult to make an accurate diagnosis, and, therefore, an effective repair plan since we are not able to actually see inside the sewer. With these advanced testing and inspection methods, we are able to make reliable decisions that will benefit your home in the end.
Mercy Plumbing is one of the most thorough plumbing professionals in Katy, TX, and the surrounding area. Our hydrostatic testing is comprehensive and effective. We use this tool for fast and easy sewer line diagnostics.
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How Does Hydrostatic Testing Work?
In most cases, using a hydrostatic test pump is the first diagnostic tool we use to discover problems in the sewer line. The inspection starts by inserting an inflatable ball into the main sewer line. Once the ball is inflated, it will block the sewer line, creating a plug. Water is then poured into the sewer line, up to slab level.
At this point, it becomes a waiting game as the technician waits and observes the water level to notice any changes. If the water doesn’t come up to slab level or if the water level drops within 15 minutes of the test starting, there is most likely a leak in the system. If a leak is determined, the next step involves using other leak detection methods to locate and repair the problem.
What are the Benefits of a Hydrostatic Pressure Test?
Before offering a complete diagnosis, it’s important for the plumbing technician to have a full understanding of what is going on inside your pipes. This often requires advanced inspection methods like hydrostatic testing. Some of the most significant advantages of this service include:
- It will save you time and money on your repair since most of the guesswork is getting eliminated.
- It will ensure that the correct repair is suggested right away.
- It could also point out any other potential problems you may not have known existed.
- It gives the technicians more information about what to expect during the repair or replacement.
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