As with any life safety equipment, it is essential to ensure that these systems are working properly over the course of time and compliant with the current fire and building codes. That's where our team of experts can help!
Testing your system once a year is required to maintain several building codes and other regulations:
If you want to ensure the longevity of your equipment and guarantee it is always operational, testing your equipment once a year isn’t enough. We recommend you test your systems at least twice a year, even if you haven’t had a smoke or fire-related emergency.
If you deploy your curtains to check them on your own, you should look for more than how well they are sealing. You need to make sure all parts of the housing and deployment are working well.
While you may conduct these types of visual tests regularly, you still may have malfunctions in the housing that you can’t see that are caused by the following:
Smoke containment is just as important as fire containment. In fact, up to 80% of all fire-related deaths are caused by smoke inhalation.
Smoke can incapacitate building occupants so quickly that they are overcome before they can reach an accessible exit. This is why your building has an extra level of smoke protection added to its design.
Fire and smoke containment systems are designed to keep your building and its occupants as safe as possible by providing them with clear egress routes that will allow them to quickly leave your building in the event of an emergency.