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Redundant Cabling &Abandoned Cable Removal

Old and abandoned cables pose a safety hazard and a risk to the health of your building’s network

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Whether you’re conducting office cabling renovations or are overseeing a new site development, you will need to remove old and abandoned wiring and cabling in a safe, environmentally friendly manner while ensuring any live cable or equipment is not interrupted or disturbed.

This happens when companies go out of business or move away from a location. Commercial Property Managers who are leasing your offices, suites and retail locations need to ensure the property is clean and adequately prepared to meet the demands of the next tenant.

All this abandoned cabling can’t be reused, however, so it will be a big but very necessary job to remove it all.

Dealing with Unnecessary and Redundant Cabling

Redundancy in cabling can be important for limiting downtime through backups, but over time this can accumulate and leave a business with kilometres of unnecessary or excess cabling in their building.

Depending on the organization standards of the cabling, figuring out what excess cabling can be removed and what needs to stay can be quite a job. But this is an important task for

The Risks of Abandoned Cable

There are quite a few dangers in simply leaving old cables and wiring in a building. For example, old cabling may be responsible for starting a fire or may contribute to unhealthy and potentially harmful air conditions. For this reason, abandoned cabling represents a significant risk from a legal liability standpoint.

Even low-voltage cabling removal carries a risk of fire or electrical shock. Taking the approach of “Better safe than sorry” certainly applies here!

Also, outdated cabling could mean that a property is now out of code. It may very well be mandatory to remove all the cable, rather than simply trying to hide it when installing the new structured cabling system.

Efficient, Cost-Effective and Safe

While cable removal can sometimes be a large task, it helps to work with a cabling contractor who is experienced and able to avoid any potential problems that may be encountered.

Careless work or trying to cut corners could result in unnecessary damage to the walls or building infrastructure — or it could lead to an injured worker. Excess cable removal can be delicate work and should not be attempted by someone who is not familiar with the risks.

A reliable cabling specialist will be able to use the most efficient, cost-effective and safe way to identify and remove old cabling, including buried or partially buried underground cable.

Environmentally Friendly Cable Removal

A big concern with redundant or abandoned cable removal has to do with recycling the old cables. Most out-of-date cabling systems are built with copper cable, and this can be recycled.

CORE Cabling takes a responsible and environmentally friendly approach to cable removal. We make sure that all cabling and plastics that are removed are disposed in a safe way to avoid unnecessary damage to the environment.

Work with CORE Cabling

The CORE Cabling team is Toronto’s and the Greater Toronto Area’s cost-effective cable installation and removal experts. As general cabling, network cabling, and server room demands change, dismantling, removing, containing and disposing of redundant wiring and cabling safely is important and delicate work.

Our team specializes in providing redundant cable removal services in a number of scenarios including:

  • Underfloor data centre cable decommissions
  • Overhead cable trays replacement
  • Relocations of network cabling rooms or data centres
  • Removing cabinets and general cabling containment

"Core Cabling has provided good service that was completed on time and within budget. We were completely satisfied with their services."

— Don Willis

Interior Construction Systems Inc.