I Need That To See: 4 Steps To Keep Your Fiberscope In Good Condition

by Sherry Hart

If you install electronic equipment, you know how valuable your fiberscope is. Without it, you'd need to open the walls just to see where all the wiring was. When you use your fiberscope, you're able to get a crystal-clear view inside the walls without damaging the house. To get the clearest view of your workspace, you need to make sure that your fiberscope is in good condition at all times. Here are four safety measures you should take to protect your fiberscope.

Keep It Out of Liquids

When it comes to your fiberscope, it should be kept away from anything liquid. The flexible cord is waterproof but the optic lens is not. A small amount of water behind the optic lens can destroy the entire fiberscope. If you'll be working near water, and you need your fiberscope, place a piece of saran wrap around the optic lens and secure it with a rubber band. The lens will stay dry and still provide you with the view you need to get the job done.

Don't Leave It Unattended

Your fiberscope is a delicate piece of equipment. To prevent damage, your fiberscope should never be left unattended. This is particularly important if you have small children or dogs. Small children can break the fiberscope by twisting the coil too tightly, or hitting the optic lens up against a hard surface. Dogs can chew right through the flexible coil. Protect your valuable equipment by putting it away when it's not in use.

Wind It Carefully

While you can wind the flexible coil up without harming the fiberscope, it should never be wound tightly. Winding the coil too tightly can pinch the fiber optics and break the articulation cables. If that happens, you'll no longer receive a clear picture from your fiberscope. When it's time to put your fiberscope away, simply wind it loosely and place it in its carrying case.

Keep It Clean

To get a clear view of your workspace, you'll need to keep the optic lens clean. You can do this easily with rubbing alcohol and a lint-free cloth. Dab a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe the optic lens with the cloth and allow it to air dry. For best results, you should clean the lens after each use.

If you use your fiberscope on a daily basis, you need to make sure that it's cared for properly. Use the tips provided here to keep your fiberscope clean and damage-free.  For assistance, talk to a professional like USA Borescopes.