Common Fire Door Mistakes

The law states that every business should have high-quality fire doors installed and it is recommended that homeowners invest in them too. After all, you can never overdo fire safety. With this said, many people incorrectly use and look after a fire door and this can put lives at serious risk. Read on as the team here at ABC Industrial go over some of the most common fire door mistakes and how they can be rectified...
  1. Keeping Them Open

The number one cause of fire damage is fire doors not being able to do their job and compartmentalise in the event of a fire. After all, they are fitted with a seal that expands in the presence of extreme heat and smoke in order to reduce the spread of a fire and this means that fire doors should never be propped open at any time.
  1. Lack of Maintenance

Like any safety intervention, it is important that fire doors are regularly inspected in order to ensure that they are fit for use. After all, years can pass before a fire door actually becomes more than a simple door and it is important that they will be able to do what they were designed for. As a result, it is recommended that a fire door is inspected twice a year at minimum.
  1. Incorrect Installation

Since a fire door must be able to expand and seal off a fire, it is vital that they are installed properly. As a result, we recommend that businesses work with a high quality, reputable company in order to ensure that the job is carried out properly and safely. This way nothing is left to chance as the team you will be working with will be trained and experienced in the correct way to fit and install a fire door. Here at Valent Roofing, we stock a variety of high-quality fire doors as part of our diverse product range. Made from heavy duty steel, they are fire rated for up to an impressive 240 minutes which means that people will have time to evacuate in the event of a fire, something which can mean the difference between life and death. To find out more information on fire safety, get in contact with a member of the ABC Industrial team today!  

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