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Posted on: June 4, 2013

[ARCHIVED] SMOKE TESTING NOTIFICATION

EMH&T personnel will smoke test the sanitary sewer system in Grandview Heights over the next few weeks.

The smoke that you may see coming from the vent stack on houses, buildings, and manholes is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, and CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. THE SMOKE SHOULD NOT ENTER YOUR HOME UNLESS YOU HAVE DEFECTIVE PLUMBING OR DRY DRAIN TRAPS. As a precautionary measure, pour approximately one quart of water into all household, basement, and laundry drains to ensure the traps have a water seal.

There is a noticeable odor associated with the smoke which could cause some irritation of the nose and throat if encountered in high concentrations. Should smoke enter your home, open windows and use portable fans to vent the house.

THE FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE AWARE THAT EMH&T PERSONNEL ARE WORKING IN YOUR AREA.

All smoke testing will be conducted on public property. However, workers may be required to access backyard easements as some manholes are located there. Please keep pets controlled during the few days that workers are in your area. Homeowners do not need to be home and workers will not need to enter your house.

If you have any questions regarding smoke testing, or if there is anyone who is on oxygen in your residence or business, please notify Eric Ash of EMH&T at 614 989-8768. For general project information, contact Pam Rybak at 614 488-4728.

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