1- Always wear gloves when handling/reprocessing scopes.
2- Leak test after every procedure. This is the single most important preventative measure in avoiding fluid invasion, which causes 8-% of all image problems and costly repairs.
You can refer here to our previous post about the importance of Leak Testing.
3- Rinse off solutions well. Solution build-up can cause external damage.
Most Common Damage
1- Angle Section:
Pinholes, cuts, tears.
2- Insertion Tube:
Pinches & stretching. 3- Fluid Invasion: Internal corrosion as well as breakdown of epoxies and sealants. If you find you have any damage to your equipment, don't hesitate to contact the ESS Service Department!