Nearly 70% of commercial building fatalities and product or equipment damage are due to smoke inhalation, toxic gas or water. Firestopping is a passive form of fire protection and safety that helps to maintain the commercial building's integrity, and a proper firestopping system is required by the National Building Code of Canada to ensure this integrity. We at Yvon Insulation understand through industry experience just how essential a firestopping system is to any commercial building.
Firestops are barriers made to prevent the spread of flames, water, gases, and toxic smoke through any openings created during any building upgrades, plumbing, or any installations of that nature. These barriers also fill any penetrations in fire resistant walls or assemblies. This system of firestopping is required by law for any building to ensure the maintenance of fire resistant walls or assemblies, in the event of the spread of a fire. Therefore, firestopping materials are approved or certified to perform properly in a fire or smoke emergency by Underwriters Laboratories, the world's largest and best known independent, not-for-profit testing laboratory.
At Yvon Insulation our professional installation contractors can provide the technical expertise you require to assist you in the selection and installation of a firestopping system to meet your needs. We understand the importance of proper firestopping installation to ensure the safety of your commercial building and anyone in it, as well as avoiding any unnecessary costs due to equipment or workspace loss in the case of a fire. A proper firestopping system NEEDS to be selected for your commercial building, and Yvon Insulation will make sure to provide you with the information to do so. Please contact us for a consultation in or around Guelph today!