Are Network Cables Looming Over You Toxic?

How is wrongly installing network cables putting yourself and your business at risk?

  • Toxic smoke from burning network cabling can harm people in a fire.
  • Fires may spread quicker between rooms and floors.
  • Exposes a business to code violations.
  • Increases your liability for insurance.

Riser rated cable

The Good News

The cost to upgrade to plenum rated cable is minimal when considering the alternative. It never hurts to save yourself money by exceeding minimal code requirements. Hire a licensed structured cabling professional that is trained to install network cabling correctly. Make sure they have equipment to test the function and performance of the cabling installation so it’s safe and validated to work to its maximum potential.


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