Infrared Thermometers: General Maintenance

Infrared Thermometers: General Maintenance

Did you know that the way you clean and store your infrared thermometers can affect how accurate your readings are? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

How to clean your infrared thermometer

We recommend that you don’t use soap or chemicals on the plastic lens of your infrared thermometer, and we also recommend you don’t ever submerge any part of your thermometer in liquid!

To clean your infrared thermometer, simply use a damp soft cloth or a cotton swab with water only. Carefully wipe the lens area first and then the body of the thermometer. Allow the lens to dry fully before using the thermometer again.

How to store your infrared thermometer

It is vital to keep your infrared thermometers free of dirt, moisture, fog, smoke and debris. If any of these conditions are present, then you may need to use a different type of thermometer, such as a surface temperature probe. We recommend that you store your infrared thermometer somewhere that is between 4-50°C to protect it from extreme temperatures.

When using your infrared thermometer, it is important to use care to protect the instrument from drops and shocks that can cause damage to the instrument casing, lens and infrared sensor, and this can ultimately affect the accuracy of readings.

Inspect the lens regularly and clean when necessary. A clean lens is key to ensuring accuracy of readings but remember, over-cleaning can cause damage.

Take a look at our range of infrared thermometers.