Fire protection systems in buildings depend significantly on an important component: fire rated doors. These doors are highly consequential when it comes to keeping a potential conflagration at bay. In appearance, they can look like any other door, but function effectively to prevent the spread of fires from one area of a structure to another. It is important that the entire assembly of the fire door is working properly, and this requires code compliant fire door inspections. At Getz Fire Equipment Co., we offer fire door inspection services according to code for multiple types of facilities.
Importance of Proper Fire Door Inspections and Repairs or Replacements
It is essential to keep fire doors in optimum condition to ensure their proper functioning. This is not a simple task that anyone can do. The process involves addressing all of the components of the fire door through a safety inspection. An inspector will identify any issues that need repairs or replacements according to NFPA 80 code.
If the wrong parts are used in these repairs or replacements, such as improper fire door hinges, the entire performance of a fire rated door may be put in jeopardy. Shortcuts should not be allowed for the sake of a less expensive solution when it comes to fire doors, as these doors are designed to protect human life and property.
NFPA 80 Code
Fire door inspections are to be carried out according to NFPA 80 Code, Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows. The standard has been modified since the early 1900s. The standard now requires fire door related assemblies to be inspected on a yearly basis. Other standards, such as the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, and NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives, also provide guidance for how a fire door should function properly.
Trust our team at Getz Fire Equipment Co. for the fire door inspection services you need. We have the personnel, resources, and capabilities to provide exceptional quality fire door inspections according to the NFPA standards. Help protect the safety of human life and your physical property and assets through our fire door inspections.