We can troubleshoot your issue and perform fiber optic cable repair in an expedient manner.
Although the main benefit of placing fiber optic cable underground rather than go with an aerial installation is to reduce the chance for damage, underground cables can still be accidentally cut or affected by other underground conditions such moles or ground shifts from time to time. At GP Associates, Inc., we offer exceptional fiber optic cable repair services for whatever situation has caused you to need repair in Raleigh, North Carolina.
One of the advantages of working with us is that we are experienced in troubleshooting fiber optic cable problems. While it is obvious where the problem is when you’ve accidentally dug into the cable, it isn’t as easy to determine when it was harmed by mole activity or another cause. With the use of an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR), we send light pulses through the cable which are deflected at the point of the damage so our technician is alerted to the position of the damage and can get to work on the fiber optic cable repair. Once the break is uncovered, the splicing can be done using the most effective method for the situation and then placed in an enclosure so it can be reburied. Before covering the line once again, we conduct testing to be sure that reflectance, connector loss, and slice loss are not an issue.
If you either know or suspect that you require fiber optic cable repair, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. With our expertise in troubleshooting and expedient repairs, we’ll have your network operational before you know it.
FAQs About Fiber Optic Cable Repair
Our team at GP Associates, Inc. has been working in the fiber optic industry for many years, and in that time, we have worked on countless repair jobs. If you want to know more about our fiber optic cable repair services, start by reading through our list of frequently asked questions below.
How can I tell if I need fiber optic cable repair?
Broken fiber optic cables will likely cause problems with your internet connection, either slowing it down or even severing it altogether. If you’ve noticed problems with your connection recently, it’s a good idea to inspect your cables for bends or breaks or for faulty or excessive splices.
How does fiber optic cable repair work?
If your fiber optic cable has been damaged and the connection interrupted, the way to fix the problem is to splice the cables back together. This process involves first identifying the damaged fibers, then cutting back the protective casing to expose the fibers themselves. After that, our technicians will cut the fibers to remove the damaged section, then splice them back together to restore the connection.
Can I do my own fiber optic repair?
While there are some fiber optic cable repair kits available on the market, for best results you should always hire professionals like ourselves to do this work for you. Our team has extensive experience in the industry, and we know how to create the precise cuts and splices needed to repair the cables without creating any loss of signal.
At GP Associates, Inc., we offer fiber optic cable repair services for customers in Knightdale, Raleigh, and Durham, North Carolina, and all along the Eastern Seaboard, including Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, and New Jersey.