A CO2 incubator is used to culture cells by providing them with the best temperature, a moist and sterile environment, and the ability to maintain their proper pH. In other words, a CO2 incubator is an extremely valuable and important piece of laboratory equipment that must be used carefully. The top brands of CO2 incubators are very pricey, and so, they are difficult to replace if you are running your laboratory on a strict budget. If you come across a problem with your incubator and need to have some repairs done, you need to handle the repairs carefully to keep the incubator in proper working condition.
Should you consider do it yourself repairs?
CO2 incubator repair is not an easy process. The incubators are usually fragile pieces of lab equipment with very complex inner workings. There are some videos that explain how to do your own CO2 incubator repair online (especially if the problem is a smaller one), and these videos can be very helpful. We do not recommend that you handle the repairs of your CO2 incubator yourself. This is because if you make one small mistake, then you could ruin the entire incubator beyond repair. In this case, you’ll need to purchase a brand new CO2 incubator for your laboratory, and that can be stressful when you have a tight budget.
Searching for a company to handle your repairs
Luckily, you do not have to do your own lab equipment repairs because there are companies out there that specialize in repairing expensive, fragile, and complicated pieces of laboratory equipment. Finding these companies is not the easiest task because there are not a lot out there. While it is ideal to find a local company to handle your CO2 incubator repairs, you may have to ship your incubator out to have it repaired by specialists.
To start your search for someone you can trust with your CO2 incubator, you should ask your fellow scientist friends if they know of a company that can handle the job. Depending on how many friends you have in the same field, this may be all that you need to do to find a company to repair your incubator. If no one knows of a good company to handle the repairs, then it is time to move onto plan b: searching online.
When you search for an incubator repair company online, you will come across many results. Each company will claim that it’s the best out there when it comes to the repair of CO2 incubators as well as every other type of lab equipment. There are a couple of different steps to take to weed out the bad companies. First, look at each of the companies’ websites to see if they have a guarantee for their work. You want to make sure that if the incubator is damaged further that they will pay for the replacement. Second, you should look at reviews online posted by other scientists who have trusted the companies with their lab equipment repairs. Good reviews mean that you are going to have a more positive experience.