Digital imaging is used practically anywhere nowadays – from military strategy to medical applications and even plumbing. Yeah, you got that right – plumbing. Thanks to the rapid advancements in digital technology, plumbers can now use small, rigid, waterproof cameras to inspect the drain lines in homes. While it might sound like excessive use of digital technology, I’m sure plumbers all around the world have gladly accepted it.
A modern drainage camera, also known as a sewer camera can be an invaluable tool when diagnosing potential problems. It’s basically a small camera attached to a flexible cord, which can fit in almost any drain. And because of its flexibility, it can travel the bends and curves of a line. With that, a plumber can see what the camera is pointing at on a digital screen or even a mobile device.
So if you’re in the plumbing line of work and are looking for a brand new sewer camera to add to your collection of plumbing tools and equipment, keep reading. What follows are some of the key factors to consider when choosing the ideal model for you in order to get the best value for your hard-earned money.
First and foremost, consider the recording time of the drain camera because different cameras offer different recording time limits. Next, consider whether it needs to include a typewriter. Some models offer one with a fully functional keyboard, which is used to take notes of the issues and observation inside damaged pipes and drains.
Additionally, consider whether a hand-held model or a reel model is better for you. Hand-held cameras are the more versatile type, as they’re cordless and more portable. However, reel inspection cameras usually offer more features and have a longer cable length. It’s important to know your needs before choosing between these two types.
Lastly, consider your budget. As much as we hate to admit it, cost is oftentimes the deciding factor regarding whether we make a certain purchase or not. Always look within your price range, but don’t compromise on quality at the same time. In order to get the best value, consider what’s important and what’s not, and look for cameras that have the features you need within your predetermined price range. The frequency of use should also be something to consider. Therefore, if you plan on using the drain camera frequently, it’s probably better to invest more money and get something of high-quality.