Firestops are methods of passively protecting homes from fire damage. They can restore the ability of a rated firewall to keep fires from spreading into neighboring floors, rooms, or condominiums units. Inspectors should know how to identify a faulty firestop and should always call it out when they’re missing. To find out more, check out our new article on firestops. Learn about what they are made of, how they work, and why they are so important.