You’ve recently acquired a brand new set of survey equipment. You’ve been learning how to use it and trying to integrate it into your daily procedures. But what about how to take care of it? Most survey equipment is built with reliability in mind, but having ample knowledge of survey equipment maintenance is what will help your new tools to last as long as possible. Many surveyors aren’t as knowledgeable on how to care for their equipment as they should be. As such, here are some survey equipment maintenance tips for you to keep in mind from day to day.

Keep Your Equipment Covered

A major part of survey equipment maintenance is knowing how to store your equipment when it’s not in use. Once you’re done for the day, go ahead and wrap it up in a dry, soft cloth or zip it up in its case. If your equipment didn’t come with any kind of case, you could purchase one yourself. Properly covering your equipment will help to protect it from the surrounding environment, especially if you work in a very cold or humid area.

Keep All Supplies Dry and Tidy

As you use your survey equipment, there’s a good chance you’ll have to work in a soggy, muddy environment. This means your equipment will be exposed as well. While it’s fine to use your equipment in these areas, be sure to clean them up as soon as you’re done for the day. Mud and moisture can harm your survey equipment if it’s left to seep into it or dry up. This can contribute to rust, dinginess and potentially harm your equipment’s usability.

When you’re cleaning your survey equipment, make sure to use a cloth or wipe that is completely clean and very soft. This will prevent any extra dirt or scratches from marring your equipment.

If you need help with survey equipment maintenance, call Frontier Precision at 1-800-359-3703 or visit their website.

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