Brownie’s is growing!
We’re excited to announce we’ve joined the Wind River Environmental family of plumbing and septic services. Our local team of plumbers and septic technicians will now have even greater support so we can better service you 24/7/365. With any growth comes some changes and we wanted to communicate to you, our valued customers, that these changes are being made to provide better service around the clock. When you call us you now, following our Brownie’s greeting, you will now have the option to direct calls for businesses and home services. In addition to our local team, your calls will be answered by a Wind River Representative 24/7/365, day AND night.

Sanitary Smoke Testing in Orlando


Serving Businesses throughout Central Florida

Whether you’ve been performing them regularly or not, sanitary smoke tests are an important part of keeping your business safe and clean. At Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing, we know how much work goes into making sure a business runs efficiently because we serve so many of them. From hotels to universities to restaurants to theme parks to government-related services, Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing has become one of the most trusted names in commercial plumbing services in the Orlando area. No matter what type of building or business you have, our licensed and trained sanitary smoke testing professionals will work tirelessly to help you.

Call Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing at (407) 890-0116  or contact us online to learn more about our sanitary smoke testing in Orlando and beyond!

What Is Sanitary Smoke Testing?

Sanitary smoke testing is the least expensive way of examining inflow and infiltration in collection systems. In the most basic definition, it involves introducing non-toxic vapor into a sanitary sewer system. This vapor (i.e. “smoke”) is filtered through a segregated line segment with the help of high-powered blowers.

After the initial blowing process is complete, our technicians look for existing smoke exiting the sewer system through multiple locations.

These locations may include:

  • Broken plumbing lines
  • Private property sewer service lines
  • Open sewer clean-outs
  • Deserted sewer lines
  • Mainline leaks
  • Yard drains
  • Storm drains
  • Defective manholes

Any area subject to human error or natural erosion may be worth assessing. Once any issues are found, our smoke-testing experts can use GPS to identify the location and create a map so our clients can see where the damage is occurring.

Finding Custom Solutions

If smoke is found to be entering a building, there are several possible solutions. One common cause for smoke infiltration is a dried-up drain trap, which can be simply fixed by pouring water down the drain. A more serious reason for smoke infiltration may be faulty plumbing, which can let in dangerous sewer gasses. If this is the problem, the assistance of an experienced plumber will be necessary.

If smoke can make its way through bad plumbing, the presence of dangerous sewer gasses making their way inside is much greater. Drain traps must always be filled with water, as to keep sewer gasses and other nasty smells from entering.

We Handle Every Aspect of Sanitary Smoke Testing

To make sure your business is being smoke-tested as efficiently as possible, our plumbing specialists may call a city engineer, public works officials, or the fire and police departments to alert them of what is about to happen. We will also try to let the other residents in your area know, so they do not become alarmed when testing begins.

With the help of Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing, your business may be able to complete thousands of feet of sanitary smoke testing per day. You will also receive a detailed analysis of our findings when we finish so that you know exactly how to proceed with any other plumbing requirements.

Why Trust Our Professionals at Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing?

At Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing, our reputation across Central Florida is unparalleled. As commercial and residential plumbing experts, we have served some of the biggest companies in Florida, and we will apply the same care to you that we would to any one of our clients.

Some of our biggest clients include:

  • Pepsico
  • The University of Central Florida
  • Hilton Orlando
  • Orange County Utilities
  • McDonald’s
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Universal Studios

Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing has been helping the people of Orlando and Orange County with their plumbing needs for over 70 years. With 45 vehicles on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are ready to get the job done. Whether you need sanitary smoke testing in Orlando, hydro-excavation, or Vactor services, you’re in good hands with the professionals at Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing.

Call (407) 890-0116 or contact us online to schedule an appointment or receive an estimate.


  • “The Septic manager (Jarod) personally called me and assured me he would take care of me. He sent out a septic expert and he advise the problem was plumbing.”

    - S. Jones
  • “Great service from start to finish.”

    - Ian L.
  • “Repeat customer, very satisfied with service!”

    - Robyn
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