At 3R we offer a wide variety of sewer services to properly clean and maintain sewers for municipalities. With our 25 years of experience we bring an efficiency and passion for excellence that reflects in everything we do. What this means for our clients is worry-free job well done that is both on time and under budget. Our core sewer services include: smoke testing, large diameter pipe cleaning, camera line inspection (CCTV), and more.


Smoke Testing

Smoke Testing can find issues early on in your sewer or plumbing system.

In sewer maintenance or general plumbing, smoke testing refers to the process of forcing non-toxic, artificially created smoke through waste and drain pipes under a slight pressure to find leaks. This is done so to form plumes of smoke where there are defects. This test can be performed when the plumbing is brand new, but more often it is used to find sewer gas leaks that may plague a building or an area. Any sign of smoke escaping can be considered a possible site for sewer gas to escape.

Sewer gas typically has a rotten egg smell and can contain methane gas, which is explosive, or hydrogen sulfide gas, which is deadly. Therefore, it is clear to see how smoke testing is necessary to keep disaster away.

Plumbing smoke tests are also used to find places where pipes will spill fluid, and to check sanitary sewer systems for places where ground water and storm runoff can enter. Smoke testing is particularly useful in places such as ventilated sanitary sewer systems, where completely sealing the system is not practical.


Large Diameter Pipe Cleaning

A powerful system is needed for large diameter pipe cleaning.

We specialize in large diameter pipe cleaning for both sanitary sewer and storm water piping. We have cleaned, pipes ranging from 54, 60 and 72 inch. Our system uses to clean these lines is closed loop and non-odor emitting set up, which makes our process more convenient and less costly for you.

Our specialty is the mobility to provide services where you need it most. Although based in Greenville South Carolina, we have had the opportunity to perform jobs for Metro Water in Nashville, Tennessee; Montgomery, Alabama; in the Gulfport, Mississippi and many more. We have used this system to clean over 20 miles of large diameter pipe and siphon’s that run under rivers.



Camera Line Inspection (CCTV)

Camera Line Inspection (CCTV) can find blocks before they can damage or back up sewer systems.

A Close Captioned Television, or CCTV, Camera Line Inspection is a process in which a camera sent through pipeline to locate sources of blockage, rust and holes located in sewer pipes.  Issues such as these are important to deal with quickly when they arise. These damages can, over time, have adverse on pipelines and can lead to much more expensive issues down the road.

The usage of a CCTV is primarily diagnostic in nature as it is used to find out where and to what extent a pipeline issue exists. Once located, 3R can then advise on the best way to rectify the problem to have the pipeline back to full working potential.

With the Camera Line Inspection service we offer we will provide our clients with a DVD of the inspection. This allows you to be able to see the exact state your drainage system is in and you will be able identify these so you will be able to prevent this by utilizing future planning and maintenance in your system.


Give Us a Call.

If you are interested in a quote or looking for a professional opinion on your sewer cleaning and maintenance needs contact us by email at or by phone at (864) 848-1312.

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