FIRE DOOR - DROP TESTING AND CERTIFICATION AND ANNUAL INSPECTION SOLUTION HOUSTON, TX.
Fire door is normally an internal door has compressed fire proof material (rock-wool) between the door’s steel plates. Protects an escape route through a building in a fire situation.Compartmentalizes a fire, to stop flames and smoke spreading from one section of the building to another. Fire door is a key component to the compartmentalization of a building to stop the spread of deadly fire, smoke and toxic fumes.The inspection is to identify and correct issues so fire doors will perform, up to their respective standards, in the event of fire. The tests and corrections are to be documented as proof to the results. Fire doors that operate efficiently help save lives and protect your property when an emergency incident occurs.
Damaged or defective fire doors lead to tragic losses and increased legal liability. Fire doors are doors that close automatically during a fire in order to restrict airflow that feeds the fire. Fire Doors are designed and specified to hold off the fire for a rated period of time in accordance with the location and purpose of the wall in which the opening exists. They protect property and people. If there is a fire in one of your buildings, fire doors can minimize damage and most importantly fire doors can slow the progress of the fire giving people more time to escape. National Fire Protection Association [N.F.P.A] 80 standards require building owners and managers to have their rolling and sliding fire doors inspected and tested annually, and maintain written documentation of such inspections.
Section 15-2.4.3 reads: “All horizontal or vertical sliding and rolling fire doors shall be inspected and tested annually to check for proper operation and full closure. Resetting of the release mechanism shall be done in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. A written record shall be maintained and be made available to the authority having jurisdiction.” N.F.P.A 80 covers basic requirements for maintenance of fire doors (opening protective). Opening protective include: Horizontally sliding fire doors, Vertically- sliding fire door, Rolling - steel fire doors, Fire - shutters and counter - Service fire doors Insurance companies often enforce [N.F.P.A] 80 to reduce their risk and yours. Fire is real and the risk is real.
Properly working fire doors can save lives and property. Reduce your risk by ensuring your doors are properly applied, installed and tested. We have spent countless hours on training regarding proper installation and drop-testing. Over 90% of doors we test that we did not install fail to meet the guidelines. Unfortunately, the door industry has failed to properly train the majority of installers and service technicians. We offer a no charge visit to do a visual inspection, performed by our service rep. Determine if your doors are serviceable and properly installed. Once your doors are brought to a compliant standard, you will be supplied with proper signed documentation through D.A.S.M.A and we can establish an annual drop test program
Fire rated door service, drop testing and certification Houston.
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When you run a commercial or industrial establishment, you need to take fire safety very seriously. If you don’t have an efficient fire safety system in place, you risk the lives and health of your employees and business associates. Fire doors stop the spread of fire and smoke from one area to another. They can act as obstacles and give you more time to escape the property because they will delay the progress of fire; you still need to exit the property and get as far away from it as you can. Fire doors can slow down, but can’t entirely stop the progress of the fire. Sometimes the isolation is enough for fire personnel to extinguish the flames, but you shouldn’t take the chance.
Fire rated steel doors play a vital role in keeping people and property safe and minimizing property damage during a fire. Fire rated doors are required to be self - closing and positive latching. Frame and Hardware must also carry the appropriate fire label.whether you are looking for custom commercial steel doors, bullet proof doors, fire rated doors, STC doors, or a variety of types of hollow metal doors, stainless steel doors, hollow metal door frames or steel door frames for your facility, please call us .
Fire/Smoke doors be perfectly functional at all times. They should open and close well and have a tight seal that won’t allow flames or smoke to pass. If the door doesn’t form a good seal or doesn’t open or close well, you need to call in a repair contractor to address the problem immediately. If you defer getting the door repaired, the inspector will notice it during the fire safety check, and that would be a black mark against you.
Entrance door that looks cheap, is discolored or faded, or shakes the wall when it closes, can create a lasting negative impression that will remain with a customer long after they’ve left your establishment. We understand that first impressions can be crucial to the success of your business. Our heavy - duty reinforced steel doors are also available in stainless steel.
Our door specialists can properly guide you through your door purchase process to ensure that you receive the highest quality door with superior functionality for your business. Labeled fire doors control the spread of fire and smoke for up to 3 hours.
Metal fire doors are an economical alternative to wood fire doors, when more than a 20-minute rating is required. Steel is the sole door material to deliver a 3-hour fire rating. Door and Dock solutions carries all of your commercial hardware needs including door locks, door Closers, Auto Closers, Panic Bars, Panic Alarms, Electric strikes, Key Pads, commercial doors and frames.
Full Flush door panels and frames are constructed of galvanized led steel. Galvanizing is a thermal process that provides improved paint adhesion, prevents rust and has a higher weldability than galvanized steel. We can also build to fit your specific needs in custom door sizes and configurations of hardware. We exclusively supply doors that are designed to meet and exceed industry standards for metal building entry doors.
The designated period of time represents how long the door will hold up against a fire. Our doors are tested and meet the requirements of UL 10B, UL 10C, UPC 7-2, or ASTM E-152, testing methods that are commonly used when testing the durability of a fire rated door. Fire rated doors should be installed and maintained in accordance to NFPA 80.
The quality, longevity, weather tightness, and ease of operation of doors are especially important because they are potentially the only moving part of your building. Whether you’re looking for a door on a budget, or a top of the line door, our wide variety of door options will meet all of your requirements!
Full Flush Steel door:
The door panel is constructed by placing both halves of the door panel together by interlocking channel system. The internal core of the door is constructed with steel stiff fasteners that extend the entire height of the door panel and are adhered to both sides of the door panel.
Knock Down or Welded Steel frames:
The knock down/ Welded frame option is a great choice for existing construction where a pre- existing opening is already prepared for a door that reduce cost to install. The three separate pieces of the frame make it easy to install one piece at a time to ensure an exact fit and secure holding ability for the specific wall construction.