For many home inspectors, contractors, and exterminators, our GPK-32 Inspection Robots are a vital tool in their toolbox and one they can’t imagine working without.
Luckily, the GPK-32 requires minimal care, just basic cleaning. They’re built with industrial-grade materials and durable enough to last for years. Unlike a vehicle, these inspection robots don’t need periodic oil changes or tire rotations. In fact, if you care for your robot, you probably won’t need new tires or tracks.
General GPK Maintenance Tips
- Keep it Clean – these robots work in filthy locations inspecting crawlspaces, under manufactured homes, porches, and even heavy machinery in manufacturing facilities. Wipe the robots down to get the dirt and dust off of them and remove mud from the track or tires.
- Compressed Air – a quick shot of compressed air will get the dirt out of those nearly impossible-to-reach areas. No need to open up the chassis, it’s cleaner when it stays closed.
- Keep in Case – each GPK-32 comes with a durable storage case and molding that we custom cut to fit the robot. Keeping your inspection robot in this case eliminates most of the problems while on the go.
Special note – do not store your inspection robot in the case if it is wet. The storage case is water-tight and moisture inside the case can impact your robot.
- Silica Gel (Desiccant) – keep a silica gel packet or two in your case to remove the moisture in the air, especially if you work in a humid climate.
- Microfiber Cloth – occasionally, wipe your camera lens clean with a microfiber cloth like you would any other camera.
- Tire Shine – just kidding, unless you really want to get those tires or tracks to shine bright
How to remove and attach treads to a GPK inspection robot.
With proper care, your GPK-32 Inspection Robot should easily last you 3-5 years. We’ve had customers tell us their robots are still going strong after 1,500+ crawlspace inspections.