Certified Flameproofing

The latest information about flameproofing in Manhattan and NYC.

Fire Safety Tips for Business Owners

At Certified Flameproofing, we are in the business of minimizing the damage of a fire through the flameproofing process. If a fire breaks out, items treated with fire retardants will not contribute to the spread of fire. That is a powerful protective measure. However, flameproofing is most effective when it is coupled with other fire safety practices. As a business owner, by following a few simple steps and procedures, you can make sure that your business site has the maximum protection from fire. 

Flameproofing vs. Fireproofing: Is There a Difference?

When business owners are confronted with their need to have their business site flameproofed, a question often arises: Is flameproofing and fireproofing the same thing? Often the terms are used interchangeably, but there are some subtle (and significant) differences between the two terms. While both of them have to do with keeping a building protected from fires, there are differences. Today we'll clear up any misconceptions.

What is a Materials Data Sheet (and What's on it)?

In a society that is able to access any minute piece of data within minutes, even seconds, it’s become second nature to expect to have all the details concerning just about anything. At Certified Flameproofing, we are very cognizant of this tendency in our culture, and we aim to supply our customers with all the pertinent information they seek. Most business owners are relatively unfamiliar with flameproofing and the processes that accompany it. Many times, there are concerns regarding the chemicals used during our fireproofing procedures. Often, we hear questions like, “Are they toxic? Are they safe for our customers? What is the effect on the environment?”  Today we want to address those concerns and provide even more information to put our customers’ minds at ease.

What You Should Know about the Field Flame Test

Fire prevention today is certainly not the fire prevention of the past. As we've grown in knowledge and experience, we are more prepared than ever to deal with all the things related to fires. However, as much as we'd want them to be, fire prevention and the methods used are not perfect and have their limitations. These limitations relate to both having your business site flameproofed and the field flame test that comes after it.

What's Involved in the Field Flame Test

So you've done your homework and studied up on flameproofing, you've heeded FDNY requirements, and you've had flameproofing treatments performed at your business. But when it comes to effectiveness, how do you know that the job you received is up to par? 

That's where the field flame test comes in.