CMMS Maintenance Care Blog

    Preventative Maintenance Helps Keep Heat and Smoke Vents Safe

    Posted by Susan Fowler on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

    Smoke and heat ventilation systems are in place to help control smoke in case of a fire so that rescue and escape routes are accessible. They also ensure that the fire department can get to the fire as fast as possible.  It is critical that they are maintained and kept in perfect working condition.



    Assessment of the Vents

    In order to assess the heat and smoke vents to see if any maintenance is required, you will need to:

    • Measure
    • Test/inspect
    • Count
    • Operate
    • Document
    • Analyze


    Maintaining Life Expectancy

    Maintaining the life of your heat and smoke vents requires regular preventative maintenance including:

    • Readjust
    • Clean
    • Replace
    • Operate
    • Log


    Returning Smoke and Heat Vents to Working Order

    If you are experiencing a problem with the smoke and heat vents, there are a few options you can try.

    • Repair
    • Set
    • Replace
    • Operate
    • Log


    Preventative Maintenance To-Do List

    Here is a checklist of your preventative maintenance things to do.

    • Planning
    • Preventative measures
    • Approval
    • Implementation
    • Test/inspect
    • Documentation


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    These life-saving devices are there for a reason and just like any important maintenance issue, they should be inspected on a regular basis and any repairs or replacements should be done as soon as possible. If there is a fire, you do not want the health of your employees or visitors compromised due to a failure of your equipment that could have been easily maintained.



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