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National Data Contractor designs and builds network infrastructures nationwide through structured cabling and wireless networking, with support for multiple voice, data, video, security, and multimedia systems. We will help you evaluate, design and install the best network soluton to meet your needs.  Because National Data Contractor has offices around the country, we are more than capable of handling nationwide rollouts from small to large.  We are headquartered in Tampa Florida, and as many national data contractors are doing, we provide data contracting services through job teaming.  The benefits are that we expand our service area while keeping our overhead low, thus passing the savings on to our clients.   Our rates are very competitive, and many times we come in lower.   Give us a call and let us bid your next project! 

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Cable Removal , Abandon, Abandoned Cable Removal, National

NDC offers Cable Removal Services, National Cable Removal, Removal of Abandoned Cable, Removal of Abandoned Services, Cable Mining, Cable Compliance, removal of abandoned telephone and data circuits, and telecom and network equipment. 

Over the years and through various tenant changes of commercial locations, abandoned cable and abandoned wire has become a major safety concern and NEC Code violation.  The accumulation of abandoned cable rapidly increases year by year in most applications, as businesses upgrade their equipment to meet new standards and leave the old cable behind.  The old cable left abandoned in the ceiling spaces, riser systems, and in the air ducting systems pose a serious fire threat, as these abandoned cables lead to extra fuel loads.  

Abandoned data cable, voice cable, optical fiber cable, audio/video cable, telephone cable, alarm cable, security cable, and other types are often out of code.  In many cases the areas above your ceiling, between your walls, and under your floor are plenum environments and require plenum rated cable, yet we've found a good portion of this cable is in fact of the non plenum cable type, thus leading to safety concerns.

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the National Electrical Code (NEC) have implemented codes governing the issue of abandoned communication cables in commercial buildings.   NEC defines abandoned cable in paragraphs 800.2 and 770.2 of the NEC Book as: "Installed communication cable that is not terminated at both ends at a connector or other equipment and not identified "For Future Use with a tag."  In addition, paragraph 800.52 (B) of the NEC Code states "The accessible portions of abandon communication cables shall not be permitted to remain."  Paragraph 800.52 (1) states that "abandon cables in vertical runs shall not be permitted to remain."  Furthermore, paragraph 770 states the same requirements for optical fiber risers and horizontal cables.

The NFPA and NEC, over the last several decade  has come to realize that  miles of abandoned cabling has been left in the ceilings, floors, and walls from previous network  installations by previous tenants.  Furthermore, These abandoned wires place your property in the out of code status and can jeopardize your fire insurance and leave you with a significant legal liability .   NEC codes make it a violation to have abandoned wires in your building. The accumulation of cabling left behind in the ceilings, riser systems, and ducting systems are a source for fueling fire, smoke, and lethal toxic fumes that can incapacitate and even cause death. 

The removal of the abandoned communication cable is usually implemented during the demolition phase of a remodel. At this point it makes it much easier to perform the proper testing, tagging and so forth.  However, many of our clients need this service while in full operation mode with no down time, thus it is important to make sure that all cables being removed are in fact abandoned and not active cables.  This requires trained professionals with the right equipment, and NDC's techs are well trained with the right tools to provide full cable removal with uninterrupted services.

This task becomes even more difficult in layouts where adjoining buildings are separated by firewalls.  More times that not the previous tenant rented multiple units or bays and ran their cable across the entire building.  Once that tenant has left, the building owner may have returned the space back to its original multiple space configuration, leaving the old cabling in tact. Some of this cable may still be in use in adjacent office spaces, thus making it difficult trace.

The removal of abandoned cable in a working office environment is often tedious and labor intense.  National Data Contractor LLC will work closely with you to map out your network cabling and implement a plan to minimize the impact on your daily business operations while we remove the abandoned cable.

The NEC rules are complex and often confusing for many building owners, and/or tenants.  NDC has cable removal crews nationwide that live and breath the NEC code and have the experience to properly implement the right plan, and guide you through this rather uncertain experience of  abandoned cabling liability.  Our support and guidance to you as a building owner will aid you in restructuring your lease and tenant rules, ensuring that that the building remains in compliance after each tenancy. 

It is our recommendation that, at minium, the following rules be amended to your lease and tenant rules regarding cable removal after you are brought to code:

Tenant Must Provide:

1) A network cabling schematic map for installation

2) Updated map with each addition or removal of cable within building spaces (i.e., attic, ceiling, walls, floor)

3) Cables are to be removed the instance they are deemed abandoned, or tagged for future use.

3) Vacancy map showing all cables have been removed at the end of the tenancy, except for those tagged for future use.

4) Any third party installer with a notice to remove services installed when no longer needed.

On the Tenant side,  we provide our expertise and cabling installation and removal services which are fully compliant with NEC requirements and can avoid lease penalties.  Should you choose to use NDC to build and install your network, we keep a file of the install, thus enabling us to easily remove the cable after your tenancy, or easily update your map with additions. 

National Data Contractor will tone, test, tag, inventory, and document existing cable and remove all abandoned cable from your location with complete accuracy and no impact on daily business.

On-site assessment of your telecommunication infrastructure includes:

  • Inspection of all communication cable point to point

  • Inspection of all communication equipment

  • Inspection of all communication pathways point to point

  • Detailed Schematic Mapping and tagging

  • Tone and test each cable for active use and cable quality

  • Some cable may be returned to an asset if it tests out to spec and so desired.

  • Create a summary report and confer with the client

Removal of Abandoned Cable and Equipment

  • Removal of tagged cable

  • Removal of cable with no impact to daily business

  • Potential to return abandoned cable to an asset

  • Provide a network schematic map

  • Provide labled cables

  • Organize Cable in server rooms

  • Complete Cable Cleanup - This aspect will need to be performed after hours