Specialty Maintenance & Engineering
Fire & Smoke Damper Inspections
Carolina Filters provides complete fire and smoke damper inspections and certification including:
- Providing all supplies, materials and labor.
- Providing a reporting system for future use by the hospital.
- Locating and identifying all fire and smoke dampers with a number to be put on the damper, ceiling grid, blueprint and on the reporting system.
- Working on night shifts or weekends, as required.
We inspect dampers in SC, NC, GA, TN, and other states in the southeast.
JCAHO & NFPA Guidelines for Fire & Smoke Dampers
Environment of Care® Essentials for Health Care, Third Edition© 2003 by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, in Section EC.2.10.2 states:
- All fire and smoke dampers are operated (with fusible links removed where applicable) to verify that they close at least every four years; For additional guidance see NFPA 80 and NFPA 105.
NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Protectives, 2007 Edition, in Section 188.8.131.52 states:
The (fire dampers) test and inspection frequency shall then be every 4 years, except in hospitals, where the frequency shall be every 6 years.
NFPA 105, section 6.5.2 states:
Each (smoke) damper shall be tested and inspected one year after installation. The (smoke damper) test and inspection frequency shall then be every 4 years, except in hospitals, where the frequency shall be every 6 years.
- Fusible links (where applicable) shall be removed.
- All fire and smoke dampers shall be operated to verify that they close fully.
- The latch, if provided, shall be checked.
- Moving parts shall be lubricated as necessary.
Bag House Cleaning
Carolina Filters, Inc. cleans Pulse Systems, Shaker Systems and Dust Collectors. We provide filter bags, filter bag change-out service and cleaning service for most sizes and styles of bag house dust collectors.
Basic HVAC Maintenance
Carolina Filters performs basic HVAC maintenance such as coil cleaning, duct cleaning, checking and changing belts, lubricating equipment, inspecting exhaust fans, and checking damper motors. These maintenance tasks can generate major cost savings for our customers. Instead of paying an expensive, highly specialized HVAC supervisor or technician who is certified to work on major HVAC equipment such as chillers or boilers to perform routine HVAC maintenance, Carolina Filters performs the maintenance while changing the air filters. Worn belts and neglected or damaged equipment can be identified immediately when Carolina Filters is changing filters to make for less downtime, which in turn increases our customers' productivity. Our air filter service supervisors are trained to monitor these items during each air filter change-out.