Tips on Keeping Your Gas Mask Ready for Disasters

Follow the manufacturer's instructions to store the mask. Proper storage is crucial for a gas mask. Ask the manufacturer how to store your gas mask. The gas mask equipment should be kept in a sealed container. The sealed box should be kept in a dry, dark, and cool place such as a closet.

Make sure your filters are up-to-date. Regularly check the expiration dates of your filters. You should dispose of any filter that has passed its expiration date according to the manufacturer's instructions. It is important to keep up-to-date with any filters that may be required, depending on the threats that your area might face.

Since every gas mask is different, you will need to make sure you consult your employer or the mask’s manufacturer to determine exactly how to test it. In order to make sure the gas mask is working properly, you will need to test it. 

Regularly inspect the mask. To ensure that the mask is in good condition, you should inspect it once per month. You should inspect the gas mask seals for cracks and signs of wear. Before you use the gas mask during a disaster, make sure you inspect it by a professional if you see cracks.