The ph test kit is an easy to use tool to measure the pH level of any liquid. The ph test strip discolours when it comes into contact with an acidic or alkaline substance, depending on its pH.
What does a pH test kit do?
Using the ph test kit is simple, just dip the test strip into the desired liquid and wait 15 seconds for the colour to be determined by the indicator chart. If the result is a red or pink colour it’s probably acidic.
Water that is too acidic can be very toxic to drink, it can cause an unpleasant taste or smell and can corrode metal pipes and fittings so it’s essential to get water tested on a regular basis. The ph test kit can be used to check water from all the sources of your home, this is especially important for children as they are very vulnerable to the effects of polluted water.
A reading of 6.5 or 8.5 is considered safe for drinking. The National Health and Medical Research Council set guidelines for the levels of ph in drinking water and the majority of local water suppliers monitor the pH levels of their water, however if your results fall outside these ranges then you should seek advice from a water specialist, plumber or your local council.
Food plot pH tests are also available and are an easy way to determine the pH of your soil. A reading of 7.0 is neutral and will allow your plants to take up the full range of nutrients that are available to them.