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Avoiding Common Firestop Installation Mistakes

Avoiding Firestop Installation Mistakes

The installation of Firestop can serve as part of a fire protection system that is proven to help slow the spread of smoke, fire, and gases throughout a building.

The installation of Firestop can serve as part of a fire protection system that is proven to help slow the spread of smoke, fire, and gases throughout a building. Whether the building is commercial or residential, the installation of Firestop technology can prevent a fire from spreading more rapidly. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, a fire can become life-threatening within two minutes. In only five minutes, a residence can become completely engulfed by flames. The professional installation of this protective measure can serve as a safety barrier to protect occupants from fire hazards, but you’ll want to avoid accidental installation mistakes. Here’s how.

Do Not Install Firestop Yourself

The installation of Firestop is a professional job that cannot be done at home. Professionals are up-to-date on the latest installation techniques and fire codes that can help save lives when a fire happens within a building. In order to avoid a Firestop installation mistake, you need to reach out to a certified professional company like G&M Services to perform the installation for you. Our UL Qualified firestop contractors combined with our specialty concrete drilling and sawing services can ensure the installation process is finished correctly.

Get Regular Inspections on Firestop Installations

When Firestop is installed, an inspection is initially required. After the installation is complete, your Firestop setup must be inspected annually in order to ensure that it’s still in the best condition and up to code. A yearly inspection will determine whether the Firestop is damaged or has been potentially penetrated by pests. A qualified inspection of your Firestop during construction can help avoid Firestop installation mistakes that may have to be rectified later on.

Document Firestop Installation During Construction

G&M Services contractors document all Firestop installations during construction. This documentation of the Firestop measures that are in place ensures that the system and materials used within the facility are legally permissible. This paperwork can also serve as a source of material information for any future replacements that need to occur due to weather, pests, or outside sources affecting the quality of the Firestop. Reach out to G&M Services today for all of your Firestop needs with our UL Qualified contractors at (410) 787-8828.

Revitalize Your Business with G&M Services

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 are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.

G&M Services offers 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.