Signs Your Fiber Optic Cabling Needs Maintenance or Repairs

It’s essential to recognize the signs that your fiber optic cabling needs maintenance or repairs before an outage occurs.

Fiber optic cable networks provide a seamless internet connection throughout office buildings in the United States. With an increasingly connected world that relies heavily on a working internet connection, any commercial business that experiences a network outage can be at risk for an interrupted workflow within your daily operations. A broken fiber optic cable can contribute to network outages at your company, so it’s essential to recognize the signs that your cabling needs maintenance or repairs before an outage occurs. Here’s what you need to know about spotting fiber optic cabling issues that can potentially contribute to future network outages. 

Your Fiber Optic Cables Are Excessively Bending or Stretched to Capacity

Your fiber optic cables might need maintenance or repair if they are excessively bending or stretched to capacity. While fiber optic cables are incredibly durable and made from materials that can mainly withstand this type of treatment, they are not conditioned to perform at their highest capabilities under continuous stress being placed upon them. An ideal fiber optic cabling installation will ensure that your fiber optic cables aren’t excessively bending or stretched to capacity. The professionals at FiberPlus can analyze your current fiber optic cabling installation to determine whether repairs or maintenance need to be made. 

Faulty Connectors Can Contribute to Network Outages

If your fiber optic cabling was installed with faulty connectors, it’s only a matter of time before network outages may occur at your commercial business. Faulty, or even contaminated connectors, can combine numerous fiber optic cables simultaneously. Since they are linked together with a faulty connector, it means that both cables have the potential to experience a blackout, resulting in a network outage. Ideally, you’ll want to ensure that your fiber optic cables are connected with working connectors so that multiple cables can seamlessly provide a constant flow of network signals.

Too Many Splices Have Occurred 

Too many splices can also contribute to potential outages of a fiber-optic network. By having your fiber optic network professionally installed by FiberPlus, our technicians can ensure that your system is installed to the highest degree possible. Contact FiberPlus today for more information about our fiber optic cable networks!

Get in Touch with FiberPlus

FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:

  • Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
  • Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
  • Wireless Access Point installations
  • Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
  • Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
  • Support Services
  • Specialty Systems
  • Design/Build Services
  • UL2050 Certifications and installations for Secure Spaces

FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.

Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at, or visit our contact page.  Our offices are located in the Washington, DC metro area, Richmond, VA, and Columbus, OH.  In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.

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