Is the smoke harmful?

No. It may cause coughing and it’s not recommended to continually breathe in for long periods of time. The smoke is non-toxic, leaves no residue and creates no fire hazard, but there is a possibility of it triggering smoke alarms. To help prevent smoke from entering your home, please pour a few cups of water into all household drains, especially seldom used drains. Doing this will fill the drain traps and prevent smoke from entering your home.

If you have any concerns because of an adverse breathing condition please contact the Clarksville Sewer Construction office at 931-553-2424.

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1. Do I have to be at home for the sewer testing?
2. Is the smoke harmful?
3. What is the purpose of smoke testing?
4. What should I do if smoke gets into the home or business?
5. I will not be at home during the smoke testing and I have pets; what should I do?
6. If smoke enters a home or business, how long does it take to dissipate?
7. Can smoke block sewer lines?
8. What happens if defective sewer lines/plumbing or lack of traps are found?