Fire dampers play a crucial role in the life safety and the HVAC systems in a facility. Fire damper maintenance ensures that the damper is working properly and would help prevent the spread of smoke and fire throughout a building in the event of a fire. It can be difficult to assure optimal performance of a fire and smoke damper due to the complex structure of the damper.
There are a variety of reasons a damper may fail an inspection. Some of the most common reasons a fire damper fails an inspection are listed below.