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Five Reasons to Have Well-Organised Data Cabling

  • 03 Mar 2014

Data cabling plays a significant role in both residential and office settings. As more tech-savvy users are realising the value of having a wire-connected network of devices for both household and business purposes, having a tidy system of wires has become essential for the modern home and professional offices. Here are five reasons why our electricians always make it a point to install data cables neatly.

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1. A tidy system of data cables is much more aesthetically pleasing.

A mess of wires and cables would look terrible anywhere. It's an unsightly and unappealing sight at home, and certainly unacceptable in a professional setting. Having untidy data cables also says a lot about the owner of the house or establishment, particularly in the way the person handles domestic matters or conducts business. Besides, it's not that hard to use containment, cable management modules, or a data cabinet to keep your wires from going haywire.

2. An organised setup saves time during installation and upgrading.

On their own, two or three cables looped together can easily give you a few minutes' worth of trouble. Think about how bothersome it would be if you had to fish out a single cable from a random clump of cables attached to different devices. What if you need to upgrade or replace a cable in your office, for example? Furthermore, it's much more efficient (and cheaper) to install data cables that are properly organised.

3. An organised system reduces the risk of cable damage (or connection loss).

A clean system makes it less likely to accidentally pull or damage cables, especially during times of maintenance. A neat bundle of cables also reinforces the device connections, making them sturdier and more resistant to bending.

4. Neat data cabling can prevent you from making serious mistakes.

If you can't properly see what you're working on, you'll definitely have trouble doing it right. Even trained electricians and handymen experience difficulty when handling disorganised cables. It also helps to label the ends of the cable to prevent confusion that could lead to serious accidents.

5. It's easier to determine (and fix) errors with a tidy cable system.

For the same reasons that installation and upgrading are easier with tidy data cabling, troubleshooting a system with properly arranged cables is also a breeze. It becomes less of a chore to identify exactly which cable has stopped functioning properly if you can see them all side by side and tell which is which. Furthermore, there would be significantly less pulling, untangling, and tugging at other cables when replacing a faulty line.

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