Many networks, computers, entertainment
systems, and telephone system installations were not planned
out - they just "happened" over a period of time. When
you find yourself in this situation, with an un-manageable tangle
of cables and equipment underfoot or balanced precariously, it's
time to call in the professionals - Before disaster strikes.
Network Evaluation's Cleanup
procedure includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- Cables Identified and Labeled
- Cables "shortened"
to the correct length
- Cables bundled and mounted
in a safe manner
- Equipment mounted on racks
or shelving in a secure manner
- Removal of un-used cabling
- Re-termination of Ethernet
and Coaxial cabling where required
- Re-punching of telephone and
network cabling (600 & 110 block terminations)
- Testing and balancing of electrical
circuits for safe load limits*
- Hiding cabling to improve
- Cables traced from endpoint
to endpoint to "map" out cable plants, and labelled
The upper 4 photographs were
taken in a master bedroom closet where all "entertainment"
and network wiring was located. What cannot be seen in the photograph
is that 1 1/2" conduits were installed to hold the existing
wiring. They go up into the attic, and down below into the crawl
space under the house.
Before and After photographs
best demonstrate the dramatic differences available. The first
pairs of photos below were taken in two different home offices.
The third pair is of a home entertainment center.
* Network Evaluation is not
an electrical contractor and will only rearrange "plug-in"
equipment to different existing circuits to bring loads down
to acceptable levels (80% or less of circuit breaker capacity).
If additional circuits are required, a licensed electrical contractor
must perform this work with permits as appropriate for the local