Fire-rated doors contribute majorly to the safety of a building.
They ensure fire and smoke do not spread for a certain amount of time, usually 30 minutes for FD30 door sets and 60 minutes for FD60 door sets. This is a reasonable amount of time to evict people out of a building before the fire spreads.
So, if you don’t already have a fire door installed in your commercial building, it would be good to start budgeting for one.
However, don’t just stop at the installation of the door. Like other functional components of your building, fire doors need to be kept in good working condition to perform efficiently, hence the periodic fire door inspections.
The inspection is also a legal requirement.
According to the NFPA 80 code, a certified fire safety technician should conduct inspections on your door every year.
The inspection is an extensive check-up of each component of the fire door. It majorly focuses on:
- The door’s structural integrity
- The door frames
- Door hinges
- Door leaf
- The self-closer
- The panic hardware
- Apertures and the door glazing
The inspection also takes into account the measurement of gaps between the door and its frame. Additionally, it includes checking compliance with the fire safety regulations.
The whole idea is to ensure the door is in good working condition. Besides, it will also help identify any issues if the door needs repair or replacement.
Lastly, the inspection can be a protection or a preventative maintenance measure. It thus shouldn’t be taken lightly.
So, how about you schedule an inspection today?
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We have the skills and experience to handle fire door services, including fire door inspection, testing, fire door upgrades, and fire door installation and replacement.
If interested, give us a call.
We serve the community of Citrus Heights, CA, and the surrounding areas.