FIRE DOOR INSPECTIONS

We at RC'S Lock & Garage Doors offer Fire Door inspections and repair on fire and emergency exit doors. We serve MILWAUKEE and the surrounding metro areas.

What is a fire door?
 
A fire door is any door or opening marked with the correct U.L. Fire listing.
 
Generally, in a direct path of exit like an emergency stairwell.
 
Why do fire doors need maintenance?
 
Fire doors need regular maintenance to prevent the spread of fire and smoke. This is as required by local ordinances. This is to help prevent the loss of life and property in the event of an emergency.
 
 
 
  • DOOR INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
These requirements apply to new and existing installations.
 
“Fire door assemblies inspected and tested no less than every 12 months. Written record of the inspection kept for inspection by the local fire authority.”
 
“Repairs made, and any defects that could interfere with operation corrected without delay.”
 
“Before testing, a visual inspection preformed. This is to identify any damaged or missing parts. These can create a hazard during testing or affect operation or resetting.”
 
“Door openings and the surrounding areas should clear of obstructions. Door must have a free path for operation of the door.”
 
Cited from NFPA 80 2016 Edition.
  • Fire door schedules and maintenance

For instance, fire records might be kept on site with building maintenance personal. If this information is not available, we can site walk any location. This provides accurate records of all fire rated doors according to the local Fire Code..
Also, proper maintenance of fire doors and openings is crucial to fire and safety efforts. These checkpoints help prevent the spread of fire and smoke to other areas of the building. This allows the safe exit of personnel from your building in case of an emergency.