Fire Damper Inspection & Smoke Damper Inspections

LSS Life Safety Services® (LSS) can provide fire and smoke damper inspections per code requirements and assist you in keeping your facility in compliance with local and state building codes. Regular maintenance of fire and smoke dampers is required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Building and Fire Codes and is enforced by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s) such as the Joint Commission, fire marshals and insurance risk auditors.  LSS’ fire damper inspection and smoke damper inspection services include:

  • Inspection of fire dampers, smoke dampers and combination fire/smoke dampers 1 year after installation for all facilities, every 4 years thereafter in non-healthcare facilities, every 6 years in hospitals
  • Locate and operate (i.e. actuate) all fire dampers and smoke dampers in your facility, removing and resetting the fusible link to verify the damper fully closes
  • Mark the location of the dampers on drawings, AutoCAD plotting available
  • Manually activate electric smoke dampers and pneumatic smoke dampers to ensure that the actuator is operable and to verify it fully closes
  • Provide a web-based master report via our exclusive reporting software, LSS Site Surveyor  listing all code required information: location of damper, damper number, whether the damper passed or failed, and detailed reason for failure
  • Summary report providing statistical review of the fire and smoke damper inspection project to provide you with a “snapshot” overview of the condition of your facility
  • “Before” and “After” pictures of every damper

NFPA also requires that fire and smoke damper repairs begin without delay. To learn more about our damper repair services, click here.