Properly maintaining your new hose will ensure its longevity and optimize its performance. Superior Fire Hose highly recommends you follow the latest edition of NFPA 1962 – the standard for the care, use, inspection, service testing and replacement of your hose.
Remember to Always:
Drain the hose thoroughly and dry before storage
Coil the hose with the male coupling on the inside (protects the threads)
Load the hose by laying it flat in alternating layers and remove it from the hose bed every six months for inspection.
Follow NFPA 1962 for annual service testing.
Remember to Never:
Drive over hose – always use a bridge to protect it
Drag the hose on its fold/edge or lay hose on its edge in the bed
Store hose in direct sunlight or in a cardboard box