COVID-19 Coronavirus Camera/Lens Disinfecting
Camera/Lens Cleaning & Disinfecting
COVID-19 Cleaning and Sterilizing
These are certainly unprecedented times right now and the world is changing every day, along with the precautions and procedures we use in our lines of work.
However cleaning and disinfecting gear has always been a staple service we have provided at Paramount Camera Repair.
We have always disinfected cameras and lenses during our cleaning procedures with 70% and 90% Isopropyl Alcohol. We also use UVC sterilizing for neutralizing the spread of spores and fungus when cleaning internal elements of lenses that have has growth on them.
The use of UV sterilization, or ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, has been found to be extremely effective. Sources of UV sterilization can kill over 99% of viruses, bacteria, and fungi in an extremely short amount of time.
With the mounting demand of Frontline and EMS services requiring safe and clean photography equipment to use, we have streamlined the process and made some service adjustments to better serve our community and all of Canada and the United States.
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Or click HERE to check our blog for updates on the current social distancing and cleaning precautions our shop is taking.
Providing Essential Services for FrontLine Workers
Paramount Camera Repair is currently prioritizing Cleaning and Sterilizing of Cameras, Lenses and Photography Equipment for Frontline and Essential Services Agencies.
With growing demand and the intensifying need for equipment disinfecting in the fields of EMS, Police, Forensics and Press Media, we have streamlined the workflow to make shipping in and getting back your gear faster than ever.
2 ways to get your gear in
In Person: Make an appointment to stop by our shop at #205-135 Robin Cr in Saskatoon, Sk during business hours to drop off your gear for cleaning.
We have implemented a number of new safety precautions in store such as limiting customers to 1 at a time, disinfecting all surfaces and door knobs between every customer, maintaining social distancing and using HEPA air filtration in the shop. See any new updates on our Blog HERE.
By Mail: Many of our customers are not in the Saskatoon area or even in Saskatchewan. We accept cleanings from all over Canada and the US. Simply click on the contact page and let us know that you are sending gear in. We will email you an invoice once the gear arrives and you can pay your bill online by Email E-Transfer, Credit Card or Paypal. Once the camera and lenses are received, we will let you know and start working on them.
Gear can be mailed to:
Paramount Camera Repair
#205-135 Robin Cr
ALWAYS ADD SIGNATURE REQUIRED, and includes your name, email address and phone number.
Please refer to our packing tips here: How to ship your gear
Does not include GST and PST
Camera/Lens Diagnostics - $40 Upfront
Camera Repairs - $90/hr (minimum 1/2hr charge)
Camera Calibrations/Adjustments - $90/hr
Full External Body Disinfecting - $90
Full Service Body Disinfecting - $140
External Lens Cleaning - $40
Internal Lens Cleaning - $Price Varies
Return shipping via Canada Post Expedited.
Repairs in days not weeks
With shipping your gear off to manufacturers often taking weeks or even months to get cleaned and repaired, we strive for the fastest turn around possible. Many repairs can be completed in a day or 2 and the wait time is often only a few days for diagnostics. For out of town customers we can provide same day service if you book in advance.
The Disinfecting Process for Cameras and Lenses
Cameras and Lenses are isolated to a workbench with a Laminar Flow HEPA Hood and unpacked. Gloves, brushes and cleaning clothes are one-time use and disposed of between each cleaning.
Cameras and lenses are scrubbed with a proprietary cleaning solution consisting of plastic-safe cleaners, bleach and 70% Isopropyl Alcohol. Every corner and crack is scrubbed with a variety of brushes and clothes, disposed of after each use.
A final cleaning of all surfaces is done with 90% Isopropyl Alcohol.
No part of your cameras finish will be damaged in any way from any of our cleaning procedures. After years of Camera and Lens cleanings we have the perfect blend of cleaners to safely clean, disinfect and polish your gear to get it looking like new again.
Equipment is placed directly into a UVC Germicidal Box to attack any remaining spores, germs, viruses or bacteria. Although UV sterilization is only 99% effective, it just an added measure we are taking to try and provide the most sterile and complete cleaning possible.
Cameras and Lenses are then left to rest in a freshly disinfected box for 24 hrs before packaging to allow any remaining virus that may have survived, time to die.
Cameras and Lenses are individually packed into Vacuum Sealed bags, wrapped in bubble wrap and packed for return shipping.
Our turn around time is typically 1 to 2 business after arriving for Essential Services Agencies.
Please message us on our CONTACT PAGE for any inquires. Thank you.
Looking for Used Cameras and Lenses?
Paramount Camera & Repair is the only place you can buy used camera and lenses that are Cleaned, Tested, Inspected and Calibrated before being sold.
And backed by our 90 day Repair Warranty.