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It’s a common plumbing or drainage test performed used to determine if there are leaks in a structure’s drainage system.
As part of the static pressure test process, the sanitary drain piping under a structure is temporarily plugged which fills the system with water. The water level is then monitored for up to as long as 20 minutes in order to see if it drops. If your structure fails the plumbing test, this means that your water level did drop and you have plumbing leaks in your foundation that need to be repaired.
Most people get hydrostatic test done before buying new home, to make sure house isn't leaking
1st step in determining if you need a reroute is a hydrostatic test
Do you need a reroute? Are you moving into a home or selling yours? Custom Filtration & Plumbing can perform static tests and isolation tests.
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Once your home fails a hydrostatic tests, the next step is to perform an isolation test to see where exactly you have a leak.
These tests require re-setting a commode to observe the water level during testing. The general idea is to systematically check for leaks by isolating each restroom and plumbing fixture one at a time from the rest of the structure. Through a process of elimination, the plumber will be able to determine where the plumbing leak is and stop it before it further damages your foundation.
How to tell if your home needs a hydrostatic test and possible reroute.
While some leaks in house foundations are difficult to see or detect, here is a list of eight things you should take note of: