What type of paperwork do I need for regulatory review?

We provide a regulatory photo and fire damper log which not only shows you each step of the work we do, but has been highly appreciated by inspecting authorities.
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What type of access do I need to the duct work where the fire damper is?

-A 12’’ x 18’’ door will allow us to access to the fire damper.

We had new fire dampers Installed. When do they have to be inspected?

-They have to be inspected within one year of installation.

How often do I have to have my fire dampers inspected?

-Most buildings need to be inspected every four years, but there are some exceptions.

We have a fire damper that is hard to gain access to, can we report it as inaccessible?

-There is a provision for reporting inaccessible fire dampers, but what happens if there is a problem with the fire damper and it closes and cuts circulation of airflow to a critical area? Every measure possible should be taken to make sure that it is accessible.

Why did my fire damper fail?

-Most common, a gravity fire damper was installed in duct that requires a spring loaded fire damper.
-The gap between the fire damper and the duct is too large.
-They are installed outside of the plane of the wall or the floor.
-Some fire dampers are installed with screws into he side walls which does not allow the curtains to close

How do I know if my fire damper has been installed in the right direction?

-There is an arrow that points in the correct direction for installation.

There is caulking around my fire damper, is this acceptable?

-No. You need some air space around the fire damper to allow the fire damper to expand in the event of a fire.

Freenan Air
Freeman Air Duct Cleaning LLC
Company Headquarters
5 Parsons dr
Beverly, MA 01915


Tel: 978.921.0517

Toll Free: 877.285.0517

We Are committed to not only meeting your needs but providing superior service. By staying on the cutting edge of our industry we make sure that we are able to fix any current issues you might have as well as preventing future issues from developing into costly problems.