Fire alarms and sprinkler systems are commonplace…you probably already know all about them. But how much do you know about fire doors? Fire doors are some of the unsung heroes of fire safety, and when they’re properly installed and maintained, they can save lots of lives.        

The Importance of Fire Door Inspections

Protect Lives and Property

Fire doors are made out of fire-resistant materials which slow the spread of flames, protect the people in your building, and protect the actual building itself. They have two crucial jobs—to automatically close during a fire and form a barrier to keep flames and smoke from reaching the rest of the building, and to open in order to provide a means of escape. And they absolutely must work during an emergency, or the results could be catastrophic. The best way to ensure your fire doors will work properly in an emergency is to have them inspected regularly.

Stay Up to Code

Fire doors are highly regulated, because people’s lives are at stake. Which means, at some point, the fire marshal will come by to make sure your doors are up to code. If they’re not, you could be slapped with large fines, and even shut it down. So, you’ll spend money on repairs, and lose money while your business is closed. But it doesn’t have to come to that—our fire door inspections are here to help.

ADA’s ProActive Fire Door Inspection Program (PFDI)

Our PFDI program was designed with one simple idea in mind: you don’t want to find out there’s a problem when it’s already too late. We come out on a regular basis, identify any potential issues, and fix those issues before they create any real consequences. We make sure you have fire doors in the right locations, that they’re made out of the right materials, and that all of the technical stuff is working behind the scenes. 

Top-Shelf Service

All of our technicians are NFPA 80 certified, which means they’ve undergone rigorous and extensive training and have met the highest standards in the industry. They have a keen eye for detail and know exactly what to look for in every nook and cranny of your doors. If they do find issues, they’ll be able to make any repairs or replacements and get you back up to compliance ASAP. And they’ll keep you in the loop the entire time—during the inspection and repair phase, you’ll be updated on a daily basis and will receive a final, documented report upon completion. 

Ongoing Support

Fire safety is an ongoing commitment, and we’re right there with you every step of the way. We use a special software called Plan Radar that helps us stay on top of everything—we track all of your inspections, make note of repairs made and repairs still needed, and we know exactly what’s due for service. We manage the entire process on your behalf, so you don’t have to.     

A Boost to Your Reputation

While we’re always proud of the work we do, we don’t often brag. But in this case, we’ll ask you to indulge us. One of our clients recently reached out to let us know that, shortly after we’d done one of our PFDI surveys for them, they were visited by the fire marshal for inspection. Upon seeing the detail provided by ADA under Plan Radar, the fire marshal didn’t see the need to review the facility at all and commended the facility manager for his proactive approach!

So, what are you waiting for? Signing up for our ProActive Fire Door Inspection program will keep your building and people safe, help you avoid hefty fines, and make you look good to your local fire marshal. Give us a call today to learn more!