Fire & Smoke Damper Inspections & Maintenance

Maintenance of dampers is often overlooked as part of an overall maintenance regime. Dampers are located within ventilation and air conditioning ducts and designed to prevent the spread of fire inside the ductwork. This process forms a critical part of any passive fire strategy.

Fire dampers should be inspected annually as a minimum for correct function and condition in line with the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 and physically cleaned when required. Inspection and functional testing of smoke/fire dampers should be separately specified.

Fire damper testing, cleaning and maintenance must be performed in accordance with BS 9999:2017. This recently updated guidance now specifies that all fire dampers should be drop tested, cleaned and maintained at least every year. The revised standard also features updated recommendations for smoke and heat control; fire curtain barrier assemblies; mechanical ventilation and ducting. 

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1 Woodfield Road
AL7 1JQ
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

Communal Bathroom & Kitchen Extract Cleaning
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Communal Bathroom & Kitchen Extract Cleaning

DCUK carry out communal bathroom, toilet and kitchen extract cleaning, working closely with the council tenant liaison officers to facilitate access to each property.The cleaning work includes cleaning all the system from each flat through to the risers, including the fans and discharge sections. Doors are ...

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Fan maintenance for social housing landlords.
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Fan maintenance for social housing landlords.

Our in-house teams can remove, replace or repair; fan housings, fan motors, motor re-winds, motor drives, pulleys, pillow blocks, fan belts, new impellers and carry out dynamic balancing. We provide all associated electrical checks and where required will supply and install new wiring, combined auto-change ov...

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Fire Risk Assessments
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Fire Risk Assessments

Following investigations by FRAs within a portfolio of a social landlord properties , and following new legislation in 2006, the FRA’s highlighted that in every high rise block surveyed the bathroom extract systems had never been cleaned. The subsequent build-up of dust within these systems was highlighte...

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