Cleaning & Repair
No matter what model, materials and layer combination you go for when selecting your VIKING fire suit, maintenance is critical to ensure maximum protection, hygiene and wear life of the garment.VIKING fire suits are manufactured to ease this process with fully detachable liners - so outer fabrics and thermal liner systems can be washed separately.
Under normal conditions, suits should be cleaned and dried no less than every six months, and must always be cleaned immediately after contamination. Under extreme conditions, suits should be cleaned and dried as appropriate to such conditions.
Please wash according to instruction labels
The life of your protective clothing can be extended by storing it out of the sunlight and washing it properly. Suits are to be kept in a plastic bag or stored on a hanger in a dry room.
General washing instructions
VIKING fire suits should be appropriately cleaned after use. All detachable parts such as kneepads, snap hooks etc. should be removed before washing. Remember to close zippers, hook and loop fasteners and snaps. Washing temperatures should be 60° C/ 140° F, using the 'permanent press' setting, and rinse at least twice. Do not use chlorine bleach!
Off-the-shelf cleaning detergents may be used. If the garment is heavily soiled, pre-treatment can be done with common off-the-shelf items. Using a soft brush will aid, but be careful with liner and moisture barrier.
When drying the suit turn it inside out and hang it in a well-ventilated and shaded area, or according to manufacturer's recommendations.
Do not dry clean.
Service and repair
If in doubt about whether you fire suit may remain in service, please contact VIKING to arrange for inspection and clarification. If damage occurs to the garment of your VIKING fire suit, please contact VIKING, to arrange for servicing and have it repaired at a VIKING approved workshop. Use ONLY authorized VIKING service center for repairs or modifications. Any modifications of repairs by anyone other than authorized service centers will void all warranties.We recommend that a suit be removed from service when it is determined to be unsafe or if the repair cost exceeds 50% of the replacement cost.