Local Fire Door Drop Testing near Kalamazoo & Portage, MI

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Why Annual Fire Drop Testing is Important 

Correctly functioning fire doors are a vital part of ensuring your employees, customers, and merchandise are protected in the event of a fire. If your fire doors go untested for too long, small issues might escalate into a broken part that prevents your door from working in an emergency. Broken fire doors that won’t deploy properly could lead to a devastating loss of life and property. 

What We Examine During a Fire Door Inspection

Fire door inspections involve a visual and operational examination to ensure all the parts work properly without damage or misalignment. Generally, this inspection includes a visual inspection to ensure that:

  • There are no holes or breaks in the door’s surface.
  • All parts are intact and damage free.
  • The curtain, barrel, and guides are aligned and level.
  • The drop release arms and weights are not blocked or wedged. 
  • The fire door has all the proper parts with none missing or broken.

The operational inspection includes ensuring the spring has the correct tension, the curtain moves freely in the guides, and the door has a free and easy range of motion. 

What is a Fire Door Drop Test?

A fire door drop test ensures that a fire door falls as quickly as it should and rests flush on the ground. The speed of the fire door’s drop during the test has to be between 6″ and 24″ per second. This means a 10-foot-tall fire door should take 5-20 seconds to fall flush to the ground. 

An inspector will clear the area around the door of personnel and then perform the test according to the manufacturer’s instructions depending on the brand of the fire door. He will then time the door’s closing and examine if the bottom bar is flush with the floor or sill. After completing this initial fire door drop test, the inspector will reset the door and perform the test again. 

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  • Sam was really helpful and professional!

    Becky Burns Avatar Becky Burns
    April 13, 2024

    Jacob from Fawley Overhead Door did an amazing job with my newly installed garage doors and openers. He explained how they worked and what I needed to do to get the wireless openers programmed the way I wanted. The job site was left very clean picking up after himself.

    Michelle Green Avatar Michelle Green
    April 13, 2024

    We had a spring break on our garage door. Fawley was out the next day to fix the spring! Jake (sorry for calling you Luke as you were leaving!) was fantastic! Super friendly, quick and knowledgeable! We will definitely be using Fawley in the future!

    Tyler Brown Avatar Tyler Brown
    April 13, 2024

    Gavin was on time and was very courteous and made sure to clean up any mess at the end of the project.

    ryan howrigon Avatar ryan howrigon
    April 13, 2024
  • Calib was very knowledgeable and energetic. He was very personable and kind and informative. Fawley is doing a good job with hiring such wonderful people

    Julie Anttila Avatar Julie Anttila
    April 13, 2024

    Great communication. Fast service and Brett explained everything up front including cost.

    Nichole Tremblay Avatar Nichole Tremblay
    April 11, 2024

    Kaleb did a tremendous job. He inform me as to what needed to be done. He also help me set up opening the garage door through my van. Give him a raise so you won’t lose him.

    Daniel Jimenez Avatar Daniel Jimenez
    April 10, 2024

    Bret was very pleasant, professional and very easy to talk with. Bret shared what the problem as soon as I showed him. Thanks Farley for having Bret because he's definitely an asset!!!!

    Willie Carson Avatar Willie Carson
    April 10, 2024
  • Jake did an excellent job today. He was prompt,efficient, and speedy. He even removed a dead raccoon from my driveway. I'm sorry I hadn't done Spring cleaning in my garage before his visit. He would have had a lot fewer cobwebs and leaves to deal with.

    Jacqueline Light Avatar Jacqueline Light
    April 10, 2024

    Great service. On time, friendly and answered all my questions.

    Kim Goidosik Avatar Kim Goidosik
    April 9, 2024

    We have used Fawley Door for years. Todays project was replacing a door and door opener on an old residential garage. Gavin was exceptional! Professional, courteous, friendly, and incredibly effective. He took his time to ensure the door was properly aligned and the stripping covered all the uneven concrete at the doors base. We’re very impressed and would easily ask for him by name for future needs. Thank you for the great service and helping to improve the curb appeal of this 1945 bungalow!

    Char Rob Avatar Char Rob
    April 8, 2024

    Quick quality service

    Roger Packard Avatar Roger Packard
    April 8, 2024
  • From booking the schedule to the service itself- TOO NOTCH customer service.

    Jen Holmes Avatar Jen Holmes
    April 8, 2024

    Kaleb Tafil repaired my garage door. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. It was evident that he enjoyed his job. And I enjoyed meeting him and listening to him sing while he worked. Kaleb is friendly, talented, and professional. Great guy with undiscovered musical talent.

    Elaine VanBelleghem Avatar Elaine VanBelleghem
    April 8, 2024

    I really appreciated Fawley Door providing me same day service when I needed it. The technician did a wonderful job at my house. Definitely recommend Fawley Door for others.

    Valerie Lamper Avatar Valerie Lamper
    April 8, 2024

    Jake is very good at what he does Same day service fast and efficient Jake was very good at showing me how to maintain the equipment on my garage door so we can keep it running longer Definitely will use Farley again if need be

    Paul Bowes Avatar Paul Bowes
    April 8, 2024
  • This is the second time we have used Fawley for our garage door/opener needs and they are so easy to work with. Always on time, always courteous.

    Donna Adams Avatar Donna Adams
    April 8, 2024

    Jake was amazing. He fixed our garage door quick and efficient. He was professional and pleasant. We are very pleased

    Erika Asiala Avatar Erika Asiala
    April 8, 2024

    Same day arrival…explained everything to me, very professional and experienced. Brett got the job done very quickly and I was very satisfied with the work. Highly recommend

    Brandon Bell Avatar Brandon Bell
    April 8, 2024

    Excellent job installing the new garage door opener.

    Don Jankowski Avatar Don Jankowski
    April 8, 2024

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