Holes & breaks – Fire doors in high traffic areas often see increased damage due to carts, patient beds, and other equipment. Wood doors tend to see more damage than metal doors, however, metal doors can still be dented or bent in ways that interfere with full closure, that will not latch properly, will not have a proper seal, or as we already discussed will have clearance issues. Failures involving breaks, cracks, dents, and bends are likely prone to a door replacement.
It is always good practice to Inspect fire door assemblies after installation and maintenance work. Annual inspections with certified reporting will help to ensure that the door, frame, hardware, and glazing are installed properly and will continue to function as intended if a fire occurs.
Keep in mind that documentation of the door inspection, repairs, and testing activities is required at least annually for compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) (EC.02.03.05 EP 25), NFPA 80, and/or your local AHJ.
PREVENT certified door technicians will conduct the multi-point inspection of all door assemblies as prescribed by the fire code, produce a detailed report of the current condition, and submit a formal recommendation for necessary repairs. Our team can immediately remedy any failures, re-test, and provide the required documentation to keep the facility up to code.
Let PREVENT’s experienced Door Technicians take fire door compliance off your plate. Schedule your annual door inspection with PREVENT today!