Fire & Smoke Damper Inspections
The Importance of Fire Damper Inspections. Every Fire and combination Fire/Smoke Damper must function properly during a fire or life-safety event. To ensure that these dampers perform as tested, regular inspection and maintenance are essential.
Fire damper inspection and smoke damper inspection services include:
- Inspection of fire dampers, smoke dampers and combination fire/smoke dampers 1 year after installation for all facilities, every 4 years thereafter in non-healthcare facilities, every 6 years in hospitals
- Locate and operate (i.e. actuate) all fire dampers and smoke dampers in your facility, removing and resetting the fusible link to verify the damper fully closes
- Mark the location of the dampers on drawings, AutoCAD plotting available
- Manually activate electric smoke dampers and pneumatic smoke dampers to ensure that the actuator is operable and to verify it fully closes
- Provide a web-based master report via our exclusive reporting software, LSS Site Surveyor listing all code required information: location of the damper, damper number, whether the damper passed or failed, and detailed reason for failure
- Summary report providing a statistical review of the fire and smoke damper inspection project to provide you with a “snapshot” overview of the condition of your facility
- “Before” and “After” pictures of every damper
Is your facility in compliance with local and state building codes?
Fire and smoke damper testing is a tedious, time-consuming task that merits the use of a specialty contractor. When it comes to fire and life safety, you want the very best for your facility. Leave the fire and smoke damper inspections to the contractor that specializes in this service
AirCare provides smoke damper inspections and fire damper Inspections in New England for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.
Regularly scheduled smoke damper inspections and fire damper Inspections are an important part of every fire safety maintenance plan to make sure Dampers are working properly. For this reason, periodic Smoke Damper / Fire Damper Inspections are required by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), the Joint Commission, the International Code Council, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). A
If a building is equipped with Fire, Smoke, or combination Smoke/Fire Dampers, inspections must be done to check Damper and latch operation. All Dampers must be tested, fusible links must be removed if applicable, and Dampers must be able to close. If latches are provided, they must be checked and lubricated if necessary.
AirCare’s Smoke Damper and Fire Damper Inspections go beyond basic guidelines to include:
- Marking the location of each smoke and Fire Damper on facility’s drawings
- Testing all Dampers
- Removing and resetting fusible links to make sure that the Dampers close properly
- Replacing all fusible links that do not function properly per NFPA Code
- Providing a Certification Report containing
- The location of every Smoke and Fire Damper, with the applicable identifying number and whether such Damper passed or failed inspection
- A detailed report for each failed Smoke or Fire Damper
- Before and after digital photographs of every Damper for proof of inspection to regulatory agencies (Fire Marshalls, Insurance Underwriters, the Joint Commission, etc.)
Fire Damper / Smoke Damper Inspection Services for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
AirCare strictly follows procedures established by hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, research laboratories, and doctors’ offices to make certain that our Smoke Damper / Fire Damper Inspection services are in compliance with internal mandates. Our smoke Damper / Fire Damper Inspection services ensure:
- Adherence to Infection Control Procedures
- Adherence to the Healthcare Facility’s Infection Control Department’s ICRAs (Infection Control Risk Assessment) Guidelines
- Adherence to OSHA Safety Training Guidelines (Technicians have completed 10-hour OSHA course)
Find out more about AirCare’s Smoke Damper and Fire Damper Inspection services by contacting us at 866-246-6789 or click on the Rapid Response button and complete the form.