Leak detection tablets come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are blue while others are red; all however perform the same task: they help detect water leaks in a safe and efficient manner.
It is always wise to know where your water line is located before digging around on your property searching for a leak or otherwise trying to pinpoint the cause of a leak. By doing so, you will avoid unnecessary digging around which can lead to the development of sinkholes and other types of safety hazards.
If you use leak detection tablets, start by checking the faucet water supply lines where they connect with the hot and cold supply lines on the valve stems. Take a look at where these connections are made with regard to each other; are they both at the same level and even? If not, check out the floor under each line to ensure that there are no leaks.
Once you have checked those areas, drop a blue dye tablet into your faucet water supply lines and wait about five minutes before checking again for leaks or signs of water running. This way you will easily be able to locate the water leak.
If you do indeed find a leak, check your supply lines and see if they have cracks in them that may or may not be visible to the naked eye. You will need to repair the supply line; however, before doing so turn off your water valve first.
You can avoid additional expenses related to water damage by checking for leaks in your home and taking the necessary steps to fix them right away. While using leak detection tablets is one way to pinpoint a water leak, you should also check other parts of your plumbing system and look for signs of leaks.
Using blue dye tablets is an easy and effective way to pinpoint leak damage that may otherwise go undetected for a long time. If you take the time to check your home regularly for signs of leaks or other water damage, you will save money by preventing a lot of unnecessary expenses.
A quick tip: If you expose yourself or others to water leak detection tablets and the blue dye they contain, make sure that you wash them off your skin in a timely manner. If not, the dye may stain your skin; to remove the blue dye after it stains your skin, use several soap washes and take care of any blue-stained clothing by washing it separately as well. It is always wise to wear gloves when using these types of tablets to prevent any skin contact with the dye.
If you are experiencing possible water loss, contact a plumbing service as soon as possible so that the problem can be repaired in no time at all.