Caring for Your Inspection System

Treat your camera like the important investment it is, and it will support your work for years to come

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Caring for Your Inspection System

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MyTana is passionate about designing and building equipment that stands up to the harsh conditions of sewer environments. However, the electronic nature of inspection systems calls for special care that other drain tools don’t require. With appropriate use and regular care, your camera should serve you for years to come. 

Here are some tips for protecting and taking care of your push camera system, no matter who makes it:

The No. 1 rule for your camera on the job? Never use it to clear blockages or ram it to jump an offset. Doing so could result in a kinked or broken pushrod and a damaged camera head. MyTana includes a poly camera head cover with our systems that not only protects the head but helps guide it through the line.

Be sure to keep a camera’s frame (when you’re using it and when you’re not) out of the “spray” of cable machines and jetters. Refer to your owner’s manual for information on the water resistance of control panels and electronic housings. Never use wet or dirty gloves when operating the controls to avoid micro amounts of crud getting into the buttons.

Clean-outs and entrances can be sharp; cover sharp edges with a rag or use a TigerTail guide to avoid cuts to the pushrod. If you have the option, run water to reduce pushrod friction as you guide the camera through a pipe. Make sure to not use a camera in the same line as a cable machine to protect the pushrod and camera head.

When pulling the camera out of the line, wipe the pushrod down with a cleaning solution. Avoid kinking the pushrod as you restack it in the reel and keep reel interiors as dry as possible.

Once you’re back at your shop or home base, check the camera head for damage and signs of water ingress.

Regular care will help you avoid costly downtime due to repairs, and your camera will last longer and work better. Treat your camera like the important investment is, and it will support you and your work for years to come. MyTana’s team is ready to help you with any questions about our cameras — give us a call today at 800-735-7684.

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