A sewer camera can be a useful tool for contractors who must regularly be asked to work on compromised sewer lines. However, a sewer camera is also a complicated piece of modern technology, and this means that users will need to make sure that they are following the best practices for owning and operating these devices.
Keep The Camera Flexible
One of the keys to a sewer camera being able to work will be its ability to turn and adjust to fit through the pipes. Unfortunately, if one of these cameras is not properly maintained, it can lose this flexibility, which will make it harder to get through the pipes and more likely to get jammed. This can occur due to sticky residues and other substances drying on the exterior of this camera and hardening. Avoiding this problem will require the camera to be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed so that these substances are removed before they can harden and prevent the hinges of the sewer camera from being able to move.
Always Carry An Extra Battery For The Sewer Camera System
A sewer camera will likely need to be battery-powered if it is to allow the worker to reach the isolated areas where sewer lines access hatches are often located. If this battery loses power, the entire camera system can fail. Unfortunately, the charge in batteries for these systems can be fairly short-lived due to the large amount of power these cameras and their displays may require. While it is always advisable to change the batteries for this camera after each project, workers may forget to do this important task, and keeping a spare battery available will make it easier for these workers to rapidly replace the battery so that they can continue with their work.
Test The Camera Before Fully Inserting It Into The Pipe
Unfortunately, workers will often make the mistake of failing to test their sewer camera before they fully insert it into the sewer line. While it is possible to remove the camera to correct these problems, this will be harder after it has been inserted into the sewer line due to it being potentially coated in sticky or slimy residues that could make it hard to see or adjust the sewer camera. By testing the feed from the camera before it is inserted into the pipes, you can more easily ensure that the camera is in working condition and that it will be able to capture all of the detail that you need.
For more information, contact a sewer camera or pipe inspection camera supplier near you.