Why Existing Structural Connections need to be reinforced by Welding.

Over the years water gets into all structural connections and during the winter, freezes over. Due to this, the steel begins to rust jack and severely delaminate. When connections are compromised due to rust jacking, the fire escapes become prone to structural damage or disrepair, and are not whatsoever safe for egress. Fire escapes need to repair regularly. To resolve this issue, Maximum Fire Escapes removes and cleans out the entire system of rust jacking while also scraping off all old paint. We provide the best fire escape service near you. Our technicians perform structural welds along all treads, handrail

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A maximum fire escape service provides you some instructions about counterweighted emergency fire stairs.

Did you know that 60% of counterweighted ladders are not functional? On our average fire escape field inspection, 1 out of every 2 counterweighted ladders we encounter is not even operational. This is usually due to a combination of issues dealing with lack of fire escape maintenance, specifically from the moving parts of cables, guides and pulleys not being properly lubricated or overly painted over many years without use. To avoid these issues, all ladders should be tracked up and down annually as part of your routine maintenance. Remember, during an emergency, even if you can get to a fire

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Fire Escape Load Tests Explained

What is a Fire Escape Load Test? Often our clients come to us because a town or state official has requested that a load test be performed on their fire escape system. But what does a load test for a fire escape entail? If you have been asked to get a load test done on your fire escape, you probably have questions as to what that involves. A load test is a performance test that will help determine the integrity of your fire escape. During a load test, your fire escape will be tested with the legally required load, or

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How to keep your fire escape safe in the winter

We have covered several topics on fire escape safety and maintenance so far. Typically, we have focused on what a professional contractor can do to keep your fire escape system safe. However, there are several things that you can do as the homeowner to help maintain your fire escape. Do not use your fire escape for storage or decoration One of the most common issues we encounter is that residents will often use their fire escape as storage or even as an outside living space. All too often do we see residents that have put their grills and furniture on

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Which contractors can work on your fire escape?

(844) MAX-FIRE office@maximumfireescapes.com Facebook Which types on contractors can work on your fire escape? So far, we’ve covered a lot about fire escape safety and fire escape maintenance. There has been a lot of information to take in and a lot of things to worry about when you need to have your fire escape serviced or inspected. So now, we’ll look at several types of firms that you can hire to service your fire escape. The Ironworker One of the first type of contractor you may think of to use is an ironworker. Ironworking is one of the oldest professions

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Is My Fire Escape Safe?

By now you know that most fire escape systems you see today are decades old. While many people may assume the owners of these systems followed a proper maintenance schedule, the facts is that most fire escapes are not properly maintained and many may be unsafe

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