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Hydrostatic Pressure Testing

Frisco's Trusted Plumbers for Hydrostatic Pressure Testing

You may have never heard of a hydrostatic pressure test, but it’s a major tool for understanding and confirming the integrity of your home’s plumbing system. If you suspect a sewer line break, have recently had foundation work done on your home, or have a home built before 1990, a hydrostatic pressure test can help you ensure that there are no major leaks, breaks, or other types of damage to your plumbing system.

Unseen plumbing issues can quickly compromise your home or business. That’s why you should trust Earl’s Plumbing to keep your property’s plumbing system safe. We know the drain and sewer issues facing North Texas homes and businesses better than anyone and we’re ready to help get your home back in top condition again. Call us today for a free estimate!

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If you’re in Frisco, McKinney, Plano, or any of the surrounding communities, give us a call today.

Learn the Advantages of Hydrostatic Testing

We primarily use hydrostatic pressure testing to confirm and/or locate breaks in your main sewer line. We can also use them after foundation repairs are performed to ensure no damage was done to your main line. If this test is being done after foundation repairs, we will write a letter acknowledging our findings for your records and warranty purposes.

We also strongly recommend this service to homeowners whose houses were built before 1990. That’s because many homes of this age were built with cast iron pipe sewer systems. The expected longevity of a cast iron sewer system is around 50 years, but because of the DFW area’s soil type, they’re more likely to last 35-40 years at most. A hydrostatic test can help you plan ahead for a total sewer pipe replacement before it surprises you.

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Maybe you’ve only heard about hydrostatic tests because a foundation company or another plumber mentioned that you needed one. We’re here to answer any questions you may have!

From there, we fill the system under the home with water and subject it to pressure. We mark a specific point, either in the cleanout or the tub/shower, and then wait for 20 minutes. The water should maintain that set level. Failure to hold and maintain that same level would require the test to be repeated to validate accuracy.

If the test fails, then we typically follow up with a video inspection using a sewer camera. This allows us to look for obvious signs of failures such as root infiltration, mud, bad fittings, sewer line bellies, etc.

However, if your home was built before 1990 and/or you know you have a cast iron sewer pipe system, we recommend scheduling a hydrostatic test as soon as possible to check your system’s integrity.

That said, larger homes or commercial buildings may take longer. Ultimately, the size and complexity of the plumbing system will determine the length of time it takes to complete a test.

See What Frisco is Saying About Our Drain & Sewer Services

“We have been customers for about 4 years. The plumbers have replaced our water heater to a tankless variety, fixed a valve in our shower, replaced a failing toilet ring and replaced an outside spigot. Each interaction has been with well qualified, polite, and efficient employees. Grateful to have their number in my contacts!”

Susan B.

“Earl’s plumbing is great! Danny came and took care of my problem efficiently and educated me on why it happened and how better to take care of it moving forward. The prices are very affordable and their quick service time is wonderful! Highly recommend them!”

Ravi Patel

“I am very happy with the service I receive from Earl’s Plumbing, this is the second time I called them out for my plumbing issues. Both times they have been able to schedule me right away. They have a good communication system so I know when they will be here. Their techs are always professional and very polite. I will be sure to call them again.”

Mary Nichols
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Choose Frisco’s Local Drain & Sewer Experts for Hydrostatic Testing

Whether you need to confirm your plumbing’s integrity after repair work or are concerned about a sewer line break, Earl’s Plumbing is on your side. We’ll use only the best and most appropriate diagnostic tests to pinpoint the cause of concern and use our expertise to develop the right course of action for repairs. Call today for a free estimate and to schedule your service appointment.

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