It is essential that your fire doors are maintained and all components checked on a regular basis to ensure they will fulfil their ultimate purpose- to save life and property- should that time come. And it neednít cost the earth!
Your fire doors are generally used in the same way as any other door in your building, and therefore are subject to the same rigours and abuse to all its parts, moving and non-moving, from passing foot traffic, constant opening/closing, and the surrounding building and environment.
It is important to check if regular use or changes to the surroundings affect it in any way. Any slight alteration to the door or its surroundings can affect the performance of the door. This can result in a half-hour fire door lasting a lot less, thus compromising the effectiveness of your door.
Once a fire door has been installed correctly, it needs to be maintained regularly to ensure that everything is in working order. Periodic checks should be carried out at least once every six months, or where a door is heavily used, it should be checked every three months. Newly occupied buildings may require more frequent checks in the first year of use. Our experienced and knowledgeable team can advise you further about your requirements during any visit you arrange.
Some of the checks we perform and monitor are on:
All maintenance checks should be performed by competent inspectors. Our highly trained and accredited team at North West Fire Doors pride ourselves in our field, and are happy to take care of your maintenance programme, ensuring the best possible performance is a constant for your safety and the equipment that provides it.
To speak to one of our team for more information, or advice on anything related to fire doors in the North West contact North West Fire Doors now on 01925 577 177 where a member of our office based team will direct your call to the most appropriate specialist.