Village of Alger to Conduct a Smoke Test of its Sanitary System.

Posted on August 31, 2021

The Village of Alger is conducting a smoke test of its sanitary system.

SMOKE TESTING SEWER LINES: September 14-15, 2021.

Work crews will be in your area starting September 14th – 15th. A “smoke test” survey will assist the inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in the sewer system.

The smoke should not enter your home unless you have a defect in your home’s plumbing system or you have drain taps that are dried up.

It is advisable for the homeowner to slowly pour a gallon of water into each floor drain and other seldom-used drains prior to the testing date. If smoke does enter your home, there is a strong reason to assume that dangerous sewer gases are entering your home or business. You should open windows and doors, and evacuate the building immediately and notify the work crew. If you are not at home during the time of testing and return home to find
smoke, please call us at 419-757-4321.

The product that will be used is a liquid smoke called LiquiSmoke. Information about the product may be found online. The smoke is not medically harmful, does not stain or leave odors in home materials, is non-carcinogenic, but for some people may be irritating to nasal passages. Any smoke irritation will be temporary and should quickly disappear after exposure has ceased. House pets may react in a manner similar to humans. It is recommended that people with heart and respiratory ailments leave the house during the test.

If you have any questions, call the Village Office at 419-757-4321.

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