Finding a leak in an inflatable product like the REEF Mat can be a straightforward process if you follow these step-by-step instructions:
1: Prepare the necessary tools:
- Soapy water solution (mix a small amount of dish soap with water)
- Spray bottle or sponge
- Towel or cloth
- Marker or tape (optional)
2: Inflate the REEF Mat:
- Fully inflate the mat using a pump or by blowing air into it manually.
- Ensure the mat is fully pressurized and firm.
3: Visual Inspection:
- Carefully inspect the mat's surface, paying close attention to seams, valves, and any patches or previous repairs.
- Look for visible signs of damage such as cuts, punctures, or holes. Mark or note any suspicious areas.
4: Apply the soapy water solution:
- Generously spray or apply the soapy water solution to the suspected areas and any other potential leak sites.
- Ensure the entire surface is covered, including seams, valves, and patches.
- Gently spread the solution to create a thin, even layer.
5: Observe for bubbles:
- Watch the treated areas closely for any signs of bubbles forming on the surface.
- If there is a leak, bubbles will appear and indicate the exact location of the problem.
6: Focus on identified leak areas:
- If you see bubbles forming in a specific area, mark it using a marker or tape to easily locate it later.
- If no bubbles appear, inspect other areas that may have been missed or revisit previously marked areas to confirm their status.
7: Verify and record the leaks:
- Once bubbles are observed, verify that they are indeed coming from the REEF Mat and not from any other nearby source.
- If the source is confirmed to be the mat, record the location and size of the leak for future repair or replacement reference.
8: Dry the mat:
- After completing the leak detection process, use a towel or cloth to wipe away the soapy water solution from the mat.
- Ensure the surface is completely dry before proceeding with repairs or deflating the mat.
9: Repair or replace the REEF Mat:
- If the leak is small and can be easily repaired, follow our instructions for patching the hole or fixing the damaged area.
If the leak is significant or cannot be repaired, contact our customer service team for additional help or to file a warranty claim if applicable.
By following these instructions, you should be able to effectively locate leaks in the REEF Mat. Remember to exercise caution and follow safety guidelines while performing repairs or replacements.