Sewer Line Drainage Problems after Rain

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Sewer line repair in Garden Grove for homesAt Garden Grove ASAP Plumbing, we use dye testing to detect problems with sewer lines in our clients’ homes. Our technicians have the knowledge and skills to provide quality sewer line repair services. Our dye tests are effective in detecting fractures and faults along sewer lines. These tests help us to accurately detect problems with sewer systems by introducing fluorescent dyes to the sewer lines.


Fluorescent dyes are often used for sewer leak detection. The difference between fluorescent dyes and non-fluorescent dyes is that the former can absorb light at an accurate wavelength and discharge the light instead of reflecting specific light wavelengths as non-fluorescent dyes do. Simple small tablets can be used to detect leaks in small sewer systems. On the other hand, large doughnut and cone shaped tablets are used to detect leaks in larger sewer systems. Dye testing involves dissolving the dye in water to get a concentrated liquid dye that is introduced into the sewer system. Simply dropping a single tablet straight into the sewer system is not an effective dye testing strategy.


Most sewer pipes are dark inside because of lack of sunlight. This makes fluorescent dyes suitable for detecting leaks and other problems in sewer systems. UV light helps us to see the flow of the dye in the sewer system. These dyes come in various colors including yellow, blue, green, and red.


Dye tests are used to determine leaks in toilets, septic tanks, and sewer lines. They can also be used to check for leaks in flooded sewer systems and storm drains as well as test pollution levels in streams, rivers, and lakes.


Dye testing is often used by plumbing companies and municipal sewer maintenance agencies. In addition, many companies that provide sewer line repair services also use dye testing to detect leaks and other problems in sewer systems. Schools and scientists also use dye testing to study flow mapping and flow rate. Dye testing is also used in power plants to test piping systems.

Garden Grove ASAP Plumbing uses advanced plumbing techniques, including dye testing, to help homeowners solve problems with their sewer systems. Contact us today for solutions to your sewer line problems.