High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Wiring Cubicle Work Desks Could Be The Best Option When You Expand Your Office

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you're planning to expand your operations and hire more staff who'll be working on computers all day, you'll need to decide how to arrange the office space. Private offices aren't practical, so you'll probably choose an open working environment, bench desks, or cubicles. Each has its advantages and special considerations when it comes to routing power and data cables to the desks. Cubicles have been a popular choice for decades. Here's why you may want to have them installed in your office.

Office Cubicles Have Several Benefits

Cubicles are divided by panels. The panels serve several purposes. For one, the power cables can be hidden inside the panels so they are out of the way. Other benefits include creating a private space for each employee and reducing noise. Private space is helpful for employees who are always hot or always cold. They can plug in a personal fan or space heater to stay comfortable. However, you'll want to discuss this practice with a commercial electrician, like those at C & R Electric, Inc, first.

The power draw of space heaters could overwhelm your electrical panel depending on how the circuits are set up. Another important benefit of cubicle spaces is less distraction so your employees can stay focused and get more done. The employees can always move to conference rooms when collaboration is needed and retreat to their private cubicles when they need to work alone.

Cubicle Wiring Is Hidden And Efficient

A commercial electrician has codes to follow when installing wiring for cubicles, but he or she will still have some flexibility when planning the design. Cubicle furniture often has outlets wired into desks so computers and other equipment can be plugged in without the need for extension cords or exposing cords to foot traffic. The wiring is connected to the desks or panels through floor outlets, wall outlets, or ceiling towers. Ceiling towers hold power cables inside and drop down from the ceiling to the floor where the cables can then spread out to the rows of cubicle panels. This keeps power and data cables completely out of sight.

Depending on the building you move your operations to, you might need to have an electrical panel upgrade to accommodate all the circuits you'll need to power the workstations. Before you order your cubicle furniture, you'll want to talk to a commercial electrician and plan the electrical layout. That allows time for a panel upgrade and installation of floor outlets or ceiling towers that will be ready to hook into the furniture when it arrives.

Cubicles could be the best way to arrange your new office space rather than going with an open-office arrangement that lends itself to distraction and noise issues. Cubicles also allow your employees to have a little personal space for putting up family photos and personal décor that wouldn't be possible in an open office or a bench-style arrangement.

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1 May 2018