Iron ochre is a red or orange deposit that is sometimes found in drainpipes. Its presence and scope – determined using an iron ochre test – are due to iron-eating bacteria that are found in soil and underground water.
To prevent the negative consequences of iron-eating bacteria, you need to carry out an iron ochre test.
Why ask for an iron ochre test
If you suspect you have a drainpipe problem or if you see a build-up of red or orange matter in the sump pump basin, you should call for an iron ochre test.
The same goes for homeowners in areas prone to iron ochre, such as Blainville, for example. Please know that insurance companies may request iron ochre testing in areas where the concentration of iron in the water is greater.
Conducting an iron ochre test
We conduct iron ochre testing using methods that have been tried and tested all over the world.
Results are delivered in 24 hours following reception of samples at our laboratory.
Our solutions include inspection of drainpipes using a camera to check for obstructions. If no obstruction is found, it means that harmful bacteria are not present in the drainpipe. If the drainpipe is obstructed, insurance companies request that a vertical stack (a perpendicular pipe providing exterior access without the need to excavate) be installed for the purposes of preventive treatment using water pressure or gas injection. We supply the names of professionals who provide this service.
You can ask for an iron ochre test by contacting us at 1 888 533-9996 or firstname.lastname@example.org