What to Consider When Buying a Pipe Camera

Drainage inspection is one of the most important, yet overlooked parts of building maintenance. So whether you’re a contractor or want to inspect your own home yourself, a drainage camera is a must-have tool. Drainage cameras are a cost-effective, yet simple solution that can help you locate the exact location of virtually any drainage issue.

If you’ve never heard about drainage inspection cameras before, then the first thing you should do is get some basic knowledge on all the different types of cameras available, their basics, features, etc. First and foremost, the sewer and pipe camera saves you a lot of time and money. A quality sewer and pipe camera will have a wide array of features that will make the inspection very easy. Things such as high-quality video recording, audio recording, a typewriter for notes, data storage and sharing capabilities can all make a huge difference.¬†

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That being said, there are a few key things to consider when looking for a drainage camera. The most important feature to consider is the recording time. Basically, you want your camera to be able to record for as long as you want it and need it to. Basic models have only a few hours recording limit, while the more advanced models can be operated for as much as 10 hours or even more.

Next, consider whether you want a reel inspection or a hand-held model. Hand-held models are extremely versatile and useful as they don’t require cords and that makes them very portable. On the other hand, reel inspection cameras offer more cable length and extra features, but that typically comes at a slightly higher price tag.

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Another feature that can make a huge difference regarding how convenient using the drainage inspection camera is, is whether or not it has a fully functional typewriter or keyboard. You can easily take notes with a functional keyboard, so that you can analyse the problems within the pipes or sewage at a later point.

Besides that, you can get some accessories, such as extra batteries or a brief case, to carry the camera in. Granted, some models come with batteries and a brief case, but you may want an extra set of batteries to ensure you can carry out the work at hand, even if the ones inside the camera wear out. You can find many different models of drainage inspection cameras online and have them delivered to your door in just a couple of days.