Annual Fire Door Inspections

Florida Fire Door Inspectors include certified Fire Door Assembly Inspectors (FDAI) who can perform annual inspections in accordance with the NFPA requirements adopted by state and local building codes. Builders often incorporate annual inspections of fire check doors assemblies as part of their project specifications. Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) may ask for Fire Door Assembly Inspection reports during annual fire safety inspections or in advance of issuing certificates of occupancy for new buildings. Building owners and property managers are responsible for starting the Fire Door Inspection for every building they own or operate and must maintain written records of inspection for review by code officials. Florida Fire Door Inspection can conduct the inspections in accordance with NFPA and provide the required written reports for your records.

fire door checks

Fire Door Maintenance

During our inspection process, we make sure that:

  1. No parts are missing or broken
  2. no open holes or breaks exist in surfaces of either the door or frame
  3. Glazing, vision light frames, and glazing beads are intact and securely fastened in place, if so equipped
  4. The door, frame, hinges, hardware, and noncombustible thresholds are secured, aligned, and in working order with no visible signs of damage
  5. Door clearances at the door edge to the frame, on the pull side of the door
  6. Minimum permitted undercut ¾
  7. Clearances
    1. Clearances between the door and the frame shall be ⅛” +/- 1/16” for steel doors
    2. Clearances between the door and the frame shall not exceed ⅛” for wood doors
    3. Clearances at the meeting edges of pairs of doors shall be ⅛” +/- for steel doors
    4. Clearances at the meeting doors edges of pairs of doors shall not exceed ⅛” for wood doors
  8. The self-closing device is operational, that is, the active door completely closes when operated from the full open position
  9. If a coordinator is installed, the inactive leaf closes before active leaf
  10. Latching hardware operates and secures the door when it is in the closed position
  11. Auxiliary hardware items that interfere or prohibit operation are not installed on the door or frame
  12. No field modifications to the door assembly have been performed that void the label
  13. Gasketing and edge seals, where required, are inspected to verify their presence and integrity
  14. Identify on Customer’s Life Safety Drawings the location of each Door, and placement of identification stickers on each door