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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Fire Escape Safety

Fire Escape Safety Why do I need an engineer to say my fire escape is safe? Around 2011, the International Fire Code was changed. This new and updated code now requires that all fire escapes need to be painted and inspected every five years. The driving force behind the update of the code is that fire escapes are aging, and in order to keep them safe a routine fire escape inspection and painting program is necessary. Fire escapes are an essential aspect of ensuring you and your occupants are safe. Unfortunately the fact remains that many of the fire escapes

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Fire Escape Failure

When fire escapes fail, the results can be catastrophic. Stanley Forman’s infamous fire escape collapse photo showcases just how deadly fire escape failure can be. So what causes fire escapes to fail?

What Causes Fires Escapes to Fail?​
The main cause of fire escape failure is water and temperature. As we’ve discussed previously, all fire escapes are made from noncombustible materials and most are made with steel. Steel is subject to rusting. The rust will cause the steel to deteriorate and in many cases delaminate.

Delamination occurs when the layers of steel separate from each other. This separation greatly weakens

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Fire Escape Maintenance

Fire escape maintenance is important. It’s not something that you often think about but most of the fire escapes you see today are decades old. The first United states fire escape system was patented in 1898. Since then, fire escapes have become the primary means of emergency egress for many commercial and residential buildings throughout the country. As stated above, most of the fire escapes you see today have been around for many years. The good news is that a properly maintained fire escape will last over 100 years. However, improperly maintained fire escapes will degenerate much faster. This leads

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