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Industry Leader In Fire Damper Inspections, Smoke Damper Inspections & Combination Damper Inspections & Repairs

Understanding Fire Dampers: Safeguarding Your Business

In the realm of building safety, a crucial component often overlooked is the fire damper. This unassuming device plays a pivotal role in averting disaster and protecting both life and property. But what exactly is a fire damper, and why should it be a priority for your business?

The Basics: What is a Fire Damper?

A fire damper is a passive fire protection device strategically installed within HVAC ductwork or other openings in walls, floors, and ceilings. Its primary function is to impede the spread of fire and smoke throughout a building. Activated by a fusible link, the damper swiftly closes when exposed to elevated temperatures, creating a barrier that prevents flames and hazardous fumes from moving through the ventilation system.

The Significance for Your Business

For businesses, especially those in the healthcare industry, where patient safety is paramount, and the home services sector, where protecting clients’ homes is a priority, fire dampers are indispensable. In the unfortunate event of a fire, these devices act as silent sentinels, ensuring that the blaze remains contained, allowing occupants precious time to evacuate safely.

Addressing Potential Challenges

Given the potential consequences of a fire outbreak, it’s imperative to acknowledge the challenges that businesses face. Fire dampers, when regularly inspected and well-maintained, serve as a robust line of defense. However, neglecting their upkeep could compromise their efficacy, posing a significant risk.

Fire & Smoke Dampers Are A Critical Component In Life Safety

Having compliant fire and smoke dampers is an NFPA code regulation that all healthcare facilities must meet. Are you compliant and documented, thoroughly?

fire smoke damper inspections repairsAdhering to all fire code compliance standards, BRAND SERVICES has specialized in the inspections and repairs of Fire Dampers, Smoke Dampers and Combination Dampers since its inception. Our team of technicians have extensive experience to provide facility managers with fire and smoke inspection and repair services that meet all Joint Commission, NFPA, state and federal codes. Our highly skilled technicians, all of which are full time employees (not 1099 consultants) have over 50 years of combined Damper Inspection and Repair experience.

  • Fire & Smoke Damper inspections performed to code
  • Fire & Smoke Damper repairs performed to code
  • Full digital documentation available in hard copy format and via web
  • Historical record, master reporting and summary documentation
  • Plotting damper locations on plans
  • Photos (before & after) if desired.
  • Decommissioning
  • Unsure of your damper locations – we provide Inventory Reviews
  • Containment Booths
  • Budgetary programs to spread the cost out over time.

Fire Damper Inspection Services

A leader in fire damper inspections for over 20 years, BRAND SERVICES is your one source for all fire damper needs.

NFPA 80 –, 2010 Edition States: Each fire damper shall be inspected one year after installation and then the frequency shall be every six years for hospitals. MOB’s are required to be inspected every four years.

BRAND’s mission is to Protect Lives and the inspection and maintenance of Dampers is a critical component of this code. Our skilled technicians are ready to inspect and document your facilities dampers meeting the code set forth by NFPA 80.

The following must be performed during a fire damper inspection and smoke damper inspection:

  • Fusible links (where applicable) shall be removed for testing
  • All fire dampers shall be operated to verify that they fully close
  • The latch (if provided) shall be checked and moving parts lubricated, if necessary
  • Confirm there is no interference with the damper due to rust, misalignment, damaged frames or blades, defective hinges or parts, and/or bent tracks
  • All fire damper inspections and smoke damper inspections shall be documented to include the location, date of inspection, inspector, and applicable deficiencies
  • If the damper is not operable, the repairs should begin without delay.

Smoke & Fire Damper Repair & Installation Services

An inoperable Damper must be Repaired without delay, per NFPA 80.

Getting inoperable smoke dampers or fire dampers fixed without delay is a code requirement. Therefore, once it is determined you have a non-compliant damper, it’s time to schedule the repair. BRAND is sensitive to the AHJ timeline and can manage the repair process.

We perform all functions relevant to damper repairs.

  • Repairs to any components
  • Damper installations
  • Access door
  • Maintenance
  • Labeling

All fire damper repairs and smoke damper repairs are documented using our digital documentation system.

Advanced Documentation For Damper Inspections & Repairs

All damper inspections, damper repairs, labeling and decommissions adhere to the full NFPA codes. Reporting is generated in real time, digitally and uploaded into our server. Our reports are issued as a living document starting with each dampers first inspection. Each subsequent inspection or repair will be documented within this same report. This allows facility personnel and AHJ’s to see the history of each damper in one document; creating a more convenient and less confusing way to track each door during its useful life. We also can document your dampers on your life safety prints.

For smoke damper inspections, fire damper inspections, smoke damper repairs and smoke damper repairs in CT, MA, RI, VT, NH, ME, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DC, VA, OH, NC, SC, GA  and beyond, call BRAND SERVICES! Our core service area is focused on New England and the Mid-Atlantic Region; however, our work does expand Nation Wide for large volume projects. Click here to fill out our contact form or call us at 888.551.4055 today!

Smoke Damper Inspections, Fire Damper Inspections & Repairs in CT, MA, RI, VT, NH, ME, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DC, VA, OH, SC, NC, GA & Beyond

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BRAND SERVICES is the industry leader in passive fire protection and life safety services, including fire door inspections and repairs, fire and smoke damper inspections and repairs, firestopping services, fireproofing services and facility maintenance. BRAND’s service region includes: Connecticut (CT), Massachusetts (MA), Rhode Island (RI), Vermont (VT), New Hampshire (NH), Maine (ME), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), Maryland (MD), Washington D.C. (DC), Delaware (DE), Virginia (VA), Ohio (OH), North Carolina (NC), South Carolina(SC), Georgia(GA) and nationwide for large scale projects.

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