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Care, Storage & Cleaning

Care, Storage & Cleaning

In order to prevent damage to slings, when not in use, we recommend that they be stored in a proper location.
Make sure the location is:

  • COOL To prevent damage resulting from exposure to excessive temperatures.
  • DRY To prevent the growth of mold and mildew, which can degrade synthetic fibers.
  • DARK To prevent the deleterious effects of prolonged exposure to sources of ultraviolet light.
  • Ventilated and not exposed to heat and chemical exposure, sunlight, weld spatter or grit and splinters from grinding or machining.

Slings should also be kept clean and free of dirt, grime and foreign material. Mild soap and water can be used for this purpose. Hard bristle brushes damage webbing, consider using a sponge. Soaking slings in mild soap and water for short periods of time is non-damaging. After cleaning, rinse slings thoroughly and allow them to completely dry before returning them to storage. A clean sling, free of dirt and grime is easier to inspect for damage. Consider replacing slings, instead of attempting to clean. The time, energy and resources necessary to be a sling launderer may exceed the purchase price of replacement slings.

Steam cleaning at temperatures in excess of 194ºF/90ºC can damage the sling.

Power or pressure washing can force residue inside web and yarn fibers. The foreign material can cause internal yarn and fiber damage.

Web and roundslings are severely damaged by machine washing, resulting in a serious loss of sling strength.