and Motel Fire Inspections
items require annual inspections by State of Texas Licensed
- Fire Alarm Systems.
- Fire Sprinkler Systems.
- Fire Pumps.
- Fire Extinguishers.
The following items
require inspections by State of Texas Licensed Contractors:
- Fire Extinguishing Systems
in kitchen hoodsóevery six months.
- Boilersócheck boiler certificate
for expiration date.
- Any deficiencies noted during
these annual inspections must be corrected as soon as
The following items
require maintenance on an as-needed basis:
- Non-functioning exit lights
and emergency lights.
- Faded or eroded fire lane
striping and stenciling.
- Potholes in the fire lanes.
- Non-functioning in-room smoke
- Exit doors that do not open
easily or are blocked.
- Stairwell doors that do not
open easily and those that do not self close and latch.
- Smoke doors at elevators and
corridors that do not close and seal.
- Disconnected or leaking gas
fired appliance vents.
- Disconnected or leaking dryer
- Accumulation of dryer lint.
- Laundry chute doors that are
no longer self closing and latching.
- Missing ceiling tile.
- Holes in sheet rock walls
- Trimming or removing landscaping
that block fire hydrants, fire department connections,
exit doors, or addresses.
- Missing room numbers.
- Remove all extension cords
being used in lieu of permanent wiring.
- Remove electrical cords through
walls, ceilings, or doorways.
- Cover all open electrical
boxes or equipment.
- Repair damaged electrical
conduit and associated straps.
- Remove storage from stairwells,
exit hallways, electrical rooms, boiler rooms, within
36 inches of any electrical panel, or obstructing fire
protection systems controls.
- Remove excessive storage of
maintenance chemicals such as paint or gasoline. Storage
in excess of 10 gallons must be in an approved cabinet.
- Place pool chemicals off the
floor and away from incompatible storage. Storage in excess
of exempt amounts must be in an approved cabinet.
- Chemical storage containers
must be sealed and labeled.
- Remove all storage that is
less than 18 inches below a fire sprinkler head.