Will smoke enter my house?
Smoke will not enter your house unless you have a pipe or pluming defect. The most frequent way smoke will enter your house is through dry traps. A trap is located under most drains whether it is a sink or a floor drain. The purpose of a trap is to "trap" water and create a seal between the sink and the rest of the plumbing system to prevent odors entering your house . The city will notify you no less than 72 hours prior to conducting a test. This is to give homeowners plenty of time to make sure all traps are full of water. Running water for approximately 10 seconds or pouring a gallon of water in a drain will be enough to assure the trap is full.

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1. What should I do if the sewer backs up into my house or business?
2. What is a cleanout and where is it located?
3. What should I do if my grinder pump has an alarm?
4. What are smoke tests?
5. What is the purpose of smoke testing?
6. Is the smoke hazardous?
7. Will smoke enter my house?
8. What are methods are used to locate system defects?
9. Will anyone contact me with test results?
10. What is a Cured-In-Place Pipeline Rehabilitation Project?