A pipe inspection camera can help you take your business to the next level. With a pipe inspection camera, you no longer have to guess what is wrong with a line you are working on; instead, you can clearly see, with your camera, exactly what is wrong. This will allow you to make the most efficient repair and will allow you to easily explain to your customers what is wrong with their line.
If you have recently invested, or are considering investing in, a pipe inspection camera, you want to make sure you know how to take proper care of your camera.
Check Your Camera at the Start of Each Day
At the start of each day, take ten or fifteen minutes to do an inspection of your camera. You want to make sure that your camera is ready to go and in good shape before you use it. If you identify anything wrong with your camera, seek out a replacement part right away.
Check the Power Cord
Check the power cord. Make sure there are no nicks or cuts in the power cord line. If the power cord is damaged in any way, do not use your pipe inspection camera until you get a new power cord. You don't want your camera to stop operating halfway through the job because the cord is faulty. Using a faulty cord could also result in too much power being sent to your camera, which could damage it as well.
Check the Switches
Next, make sure all the switches on the camera work. You want to be able to have full operational control over the switches. If any of the switches are stuck, clean around the switch and see if that fixes the problem.
Check the Guide Cable
Your pipe inspection camera is attached to a guide cable that allows you to move the camera through the pipes. The guide cable is essential for the safe use of your inspection camera. Check the guide cable before each use. If the cable is damaged in any way, replace it before you use the camera again. You don't want to lose a camera down a pipe because the guide cable disconnected while the camera was deep inside a pipe.
Check the Ground Prongs
The ground prongs help stabilize your camera. As a smaller part, they are more prone to damage. It is a good idea to keep a few spare ground prongs with your equipment. That way, if a prong is broken, you can easily check it out.
Check the Battery
Finally, make sure the battery for the camera is fully charged before you start work for the day. Try to keep the battery about a 25% charge rate before you send it down a pipe.
Taking the time to check your camera each day before you use it is a great way to ensure that your camera never breaks down when you are in the middle of a job. Add a few minutes to the start of your day to inspect your pipe inspection camera.