Expert Service for Your Smoke & Fire Protection Systems

As with any life safety equipment, it is essential to ensure that these systems are working properly over the course of time and compliant with the current fire and building codes. That's where our team of experts can help!

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Required maintenance provided by SG Architectural Solutions

  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Smoke Curtain Replacement
  • ICC ES Report ESR-1136
  • Fire Testing per NFPA 80 & NFPA 105 compliance

Why You Need to Test Your Systems

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Testing your system once a year is required to maintain several building codes and other regulations:

  • NFPA 80 & NFPA 105 Compliance
  • International Building Codes
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Accrediation
  • Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) such as building officials, elevator inspectors, and fire officials
  • Manufacturers warranty and specifications

If you want to ensure the longevity of your equipment and guarantee it is always operational, testing your equipment once a year isn’t enough. We recommend you test your systems at least twice a year, even if you haven’t had a smoke or fire-related emergency.

If you deploy your curtains to check them on your own, you should look for more than how well they are sealing. You need to make sure all parts of the housing and deployment are working well.

A person in a yellow vest installing a smoke containment system to an elevator door.

While you may conduct these types of visual tests regularly, you still may have malfunctions in the housing that you can’t see that are caused by the following:

  • Power outages can happen anytime, causing curtains to deploy and potentially retract incorrectly.
  • Dirt and other debris can get caught in the curtain’s housing and on its tracks, causing deployment issues or damage to the curtain.
  • Objects placed in the path of curtain deployment can cause deployment issues or damage to the curtain.
  • AHJ authorities often perform spot checks, giving you a limited amount of time to repair anything they don’t find up to code. But you don’t have to be caught by surprise.

Why You Need This Level of Protection In Your Building

Smoke containment is just as important as fire containment. In fact, up to 80% of all fire-related deaths are caused by smoke inhalation.

Smoke can incapacitate building occupants so quickly that they are overcome before they can reach an accessible exit. This is why your building has an extra level of smoke protection added to its design.

Fire and smoke containment systems are designed to keep your building and its occupants as safe as possible by providing them with clear egress routes that will allow them to quickly leave your building in the event of an emergency.

Where and Why Are Fire & Smoke Curtains Necessary:

Tall buildings
Buildings that are 3+ stories tall.
Vertical space
Buildings that contain large vertical spaces like elevator shafts, atriums and convenience stairs.
Building codes
Adherence to state, local, and federal building codes for fire and safety compliance.

There’s a Type of Fire & Smoke Curtain For Any Need:

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Delivers code-compliant smoke containment to elevator openings.
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Vertically deploying fire and smoke rated curtains provide atrium separation, protect openings in walls, and specialty enclosures smoke and fire-rated protection is required.
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This type of fire curtain can shield staircases or escalators from smoke and flames, or provide a reservoir for smoke on the upper floors of an atrium or other open space. This perimeter curtain can be an effective compliment to existing mechanical smoke and fire containment systems or additional fire curtains.
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Fire-rated opening protective designed to deploy horizontally allowing designers to compartmentalize large spaces such as atriums, drastically reducing or even eliminating mechanical smoke evacuation systems.