Reduce the Impact of Fire In Your Facility with Fire Door Inspections
According to the newly released report by NFPA, “Fire Loss in the United States in 2021”, there were 125,500 non-residential fires in 2021 and $3.6M in property loss. Think about that for a second. 125,500 fires. This is a 4% increase from 2020 and deaths rose 30%.
With December just about here, the official first day of winter is right around the corner. As the cold weather continues to quickly approach, we can’t help but think about all the potential fire risks that increase during this season.
Winter is peak season for heating-related structure fires due to the increased use of heating equipment. Since colder temperatures result in longer operating time, there is more opportunity for that equipment to cause a fire. Unfortunately, winter conditions can also cause problems for firefighters responding to a call. Snowy and icy conditions only add to the difficulty of fighting a fire. Not to mention, frozen fire hydrants and water lines can further prolong their firefighting efforts.
Regardless of whether your facility is a healthcare, industrial, educational, or commercial building, it is crucial to make sure your fire doors and fire protection systems are up-to-date and properly working.
Keystone Automatic Door strictly follows the NFPA 80 guidelines for fire doors. Our inspection experts will inspect both sides of your door to assess the overall condition and assembly of each opening, recording findings for future repair and reporting. We will inform your facility team on factors that have the greatest risk of future failure due to high frequency use or risk of damage during normal operation.