Fire & Smoke Damper Verifying

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Excellent Options for Fire and Smoke Damper Verification

Fire and smoke damper verification is a federally mandated process that applies to a number of commercial and industrial businesses. Health care facilities are required to perform inspection and operation verification of any existing fire and smoke damper sets in their air handling systems, as required and outlined in NFPA 90A - 2009.

This requirement, also included in inspections by the Joint Commission on Accreditation, State Health Departments and others, is quoted below.

Reprinted from NFPA 90A, 2015 Edition
  • 5.4.8.1 Fire dampers and ceiling dampers shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives.
  • 5.4.8.2 Smoke dampers shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives.
Reprinted from NFPA 80, 2013 Edition:
  • 19.4.1 Each damper shall be tested and inspected 1 year after installation.
  • 19.4.1.1 The test and inspection frequency shall then be every 4 years, except in hospitals, where the frequency shall be every 6 years.  
Please note that these are guidelines - local and Federal agencies may require a different inspection frequency.

Reasonable Solutions for Inspecting Your Fire and Smoke Dampers

United Safety Services Inc. performs each of the services listed above. We'll provide you with a comprehensive report detailing the location and current condition of every damper tested, which can be provided at the time of your next inspection.

Our services and the resulting presentations have received exceptional marks from inspectors. We will provide you with a hard copy and a CD copy of your report, based on your own facility floor plans, with database and locator plans in PDF format. We will also provide helpful ceiling and damper locator stickers, minor damper repairs or adjustment options and documentation of any major repair recommendations we make.

Convenient Service Options to Suit Your Schedule

We can provide you with service at any time of the day or night to ensure the least amount of disruption in your normal business operations. We also protect any affected work areas and clean up thoroughly when the process is complete. If the service requires more than a single work shift to finish, all systems will be left fully operational to facilitate your normal usage between work shifts. 

Our team will supply all of the necessary labor, equipment, and materials, so call 412-276-8488 to speak to a member of our team today!
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