OPTION 1) RENTING VPI EQUIPMENT
Our first alternative to purchasing your own Video Pipe Inspection (VPI) equipment is renting it. Obviously, the first benefit to renting inspection tools comes in the form of “skipping the middleman.” By not hiring a trained technician, you skip a step by obtaining the equipment that they use, while also producing a cost-effective option that doesn’t require a sewer pipe inspector to come out to your location. You can quickly get to work locating and inspecting pipelines, and you don’t have to rely on outdated VPI equipment like when you purchase. The newest, most up-to-date model is always available for your pipe inspection needs.
However, renting isn’t always the best option. When you rent equipment, and take out the middleman, you not only don’t receive technician that’s been trained to use the inspection equipment and prevent any data collection loss because they understand how to analyze and store the information they find from the inspection. Additionally, different types of video cameras are to be used in different situations. Do you know when a push camera can be used? Or when to use a CCTV robotic crawler? Like most, you properly don’t understand the difference. Unlike GPR scanners, NASSCO trained technicians understand which camera is to be used depending on the type of sewer pipe being inspected.