Fire doors play a critical role in safeguarding lives and property during a fire emergency, the integrity of a fire door relies not only on the door itself but also on its components, including the fire-resistant glass.

Proper maintenance of fire door glass is essential to ensure its longevity and effectiveness in containing and preventing the spread of fire.

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Key tips for maintaining fire door glass to enhance its performance and extend its service life


Regular Inspections of Fire Door Glass

Regular inspections are the foundation of effective fire door maintenance, so schedule routine inspections of your fire doors, including the glass components. Inspect for any signs of damage, such as cracks, chips, or discolouration.

Pay close attention to the condition of the intumescent seals around the glass, as they play a crucial role in expanding and sealing gaps during a fire.

Cleanliness Matters

Keeping fire door glass clean is not just about aesthetics, it also impacts its functionality. Dust, dirt, or other debris on the glass surface can obstruct visibility and compromise the integrity of the door, regularly clean the glass using a mild, non-abrasive cleaner to remove any build-up.

Ensure that the cleaning products used are compatible with fire-rated glass and won’t compromise its fire-resistance properties.

Avoid Harsh Cleaning Agents

While it’s important to keep fire door glass clean, using harsh or abrasive cleaning agents can damage the glass surface and compromise its fire-resistant properties.

Stick to approved cleaning solutions and avoid abrasive materials that could scratch or weaken the glass, consult the manufacturer’s guidelines for recommended cleaning products.

Address Sealing Issues Promptly

The intumescent seals around fire door glass are designed to expand and seal gaps during a fire, preventing the spread of smoke and flames.

If you notice any damage or wear on these seals during inspections, address the issues promptly, and replace damaged seals to ensure the door maintains its fire-resistant capabilities.

Maintain Door Hardware

The proper functioning of fire doors depends not only on the glass but also on the overall condition of the door and its hardware.

Regularly inspect and maintain door closers, hinges, and latching mechanisms, and ensure that the door closes and latches securely to maintain its fire barrier integrity.

Seek Professional Assistance

While routine inspections and maintenance can be performed in-house, certain tasks may require the expertise of professionals. Therefore, schedule periodic inspections by qualified technicians who can assess the entire fire door assembly, including the glass components, they can identify potential issues that may not be apparent during routine inspections.

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