Storing and checks 2

Here are some important checks that will help to keep your jacket in good working order:
1. Check your jacket visually for any tears, rips or holes;
2. Check your streams and straps;
3. Check your retro-reflective tape, whistle and light;
4. Check your buoyant material for signs of shrinkage;
5. Check for any mildew odor.
No water should have entered your jacket.
The above checks and a buoyancy check, for non-inflatable jackets should be done a least twice a year.
Inflatable jackets should be inflated once a year.
Insure that the pressure is maintained for at least one hour.
Check and replace old cartridges.
Replace used cartridges immediately.