Pipe line leaks and water damages are common plumbing problems that most of the homeowners face from time to time. Ignoring the leaks will lead to property damages hence it is important to rectify even the slightest plumbing leaks. Most of the time, the water leaks that are from a cracked pipelines go unnoticed until it has made a considerably damage to the property. If the crack is on the gas pipeline then it requires immediate repair in order to avoid a disaster. When there are cracks within a pipe line that is running a couple of meters long then it is a tiresome process to find out the leak using the traditional method. There is an easy method for identify the exact location where the crack has formed by conducting a smoke test. Both water and gas pipe lines can be checked using this method without having to pull out the entire pipeline. It is also the most reliable method to check pipe lines below the ground as well as those that are running through the walls.
In smoke test method a visible gas is forced through the vent of a plumbing line which will run through the pipe line and comes out through the cracks if detected. It is a non toxic gas hence is safe to use on even HVAC ducts. The tested area can be marked and repaired after identifying the problem area. It can be also used to detect broken and damaged toilet seals, sewage leaks etc. Even the most complicated pipe line leaks can be detected using this method.