Firestopping

The 5-Step Life Safety Checklist for Healthcare Facilities

We know that your facilities are at their busiest right now as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, which means that your facility needs to be up to code now more than ever. It may seem like there is never enough time to maintain your life safety compliance when the projects seem to keep on Read more…

Understand The Different Types of Damper in Your Facility   

Understand The Different Types of Damper in Your Facility Whether you are a facility manager or a technician who works in or around ducting, you need to know how smoke and fire dampers work. Inspecting your dampers is a critical part of fire barrier management. If the dampers aren’t working, a fire in your facility Read more…

HANDS ON AND MASKS ON

DOING OUR PART In these times of caution, we continue our commitment to providing the highest quality fire barrier management and code compliance services to our clients. We’re also committed to safety – first and always – and even more rigorously now. That commitment is demonstrated by our professionals – both onsite in your facilities Read more…

Firestop FAQ – What You Need to Know

Firestop FAQ – What You Need to Know Your facility has recently undergone some IT changes, which means penetrations and wires are running through walls that hadn’t previously. Now you face the challenge of figuring out how to go about firestopping these penetrations, or even if it’s really that important. If you’re stumped on your Read more…

How Can Mobile Containment Aid in Firestopping Jobs?

How Can Mobile Containment Aid in Firestopping Jobs? The main purpose of mobile containment is to prevent infection when accessing the ductwork above the ceiling. It is especially used in sensitive areas like operating rooms and intensive care units. Dust, debris, and infectious particles are harbored above-ceiling. When these elements are exposed, they can compromise Read more…

Is a Fire Barrier Management Plan Right for Your Facility?

Is a Fire Barrier Management Plan Right for Your Facility? We all know that maintaining all components of a fire barrier system can be a challenge – especially when you have so many additional responsibilities. In fact, one of the most common phone calls we receive at PREVENT are the panicked ones that sound something Read more…

A Beginner’s Guide to Firestopping

A Beginner’s Guide to Firestopping Firestopping can be one of the most difficult jobs you are faced with when conducting maintenance and inspections in your facility. There are many different codes and specifications that go into knowing which UL system to use depending on the penetration, and how to do the job right to help Read more…

Maintaining Fire Barriers

Maintaining Fire Barriers As a facility engineer, you know that maintaining fire barriers keeps smoke and other toxic gases from spreading around the building and allows occupants to evacuate safely. According to the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101, any penetrations must be treated right away. The compartmentalization of smoke during a fire in the building Read more…

Benefits of Hiring Local Life Safety Contractors

Benefits of Hiring Local Life Safety Contractors Visits from The Joint Commission or other AHJs are usually unexpected. If there are areas of your facility that have been neglected, you could be facing hefty fines or consequences when an AHJ is in the facility surveying. Having local life safety contractors nearby staff can help eliminate Read more…