Finding the right firestop contractor could take a lot of time and plenty of resources, so it can be a serious relief when you do find one that you think is a good fit for your project. You expect they’re doing the best they can in a safe, timely, and professional manner. To make sure they’re doing their job up to the highest of standards, there are a few noteworthy things you should be looking out for to ensure your money is being put to good use. Read on for a checklist of things your firestop installer should be doing!
They’ve Got Certifications from Different Firestop Manufacturers
As we know, materials from various manufacturers should never be mixed in one firestop penetration, so it is crucial that your firestop installer is familiar with each of the materials used in a building. When a specialty firestop installer is certified by one or various firestop manufacturers, it will make sure that they’re familiar with the particular product kind and the specified application for that their product to ensure installed systems are then “approved” systems. Different manufacturers have their own specific set of specifications, so having a firestop installer that is certified by every manufacturer means that they understand the correct use and specifications to the very most. One example would be if a design required a waterproof setup, it wouldn’t be good if the installer used a water-based fire caulk compared to a silicon-based fire caulk. Check to see if your firestop installer is certified by a manufacturer specified within your project.
Do They Have a Quality Control Management System?
You probably have seen “FM approved” or “UL qualified” on our website, but do you know their meaning? Both programs are quality control management systems based on the reputable ISO 9000 series of management systems specifically tailored to contractors that specialize in fire suppression and firestop system installations. When a contractor is FM-approved and UL-qualified, it means that the contractor has taken a stance on their quality of work investing significant money and time in training and developing quality improvement processes to help ensure that the work completed is of the highest quality and caliber. These programs will require annual third-party compliance audits with “designated responsible individuals” or “DRIs,” which are identified through extensive experience along with design and specification knowledge testing with consistent continuing education requirements to help maintain this designation. To learn more about our firestop installers team, call us today!
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G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meetings to ensure that all involved know how to handle equipment and potentially risky situations during a project. We offer services in the way of concrete drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, and Firestop. To get started with us, call today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page. Follow the official company page today on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.