Removing and replacing raised flooring systems


As you may be aware of, by now, access flooring is perhaps the best flooring around. It is versatile, can be moved and opened, when necessary. This is why it is the ideal solution for server rooms, because often there are cables that need to be fixed or repaired. This is why you should make sure that you have the best types of access floors. Before you do decide to uproot the access floor though, there are a few things that you should consider. One of them is the fact that you need to make sure that every single bit of the floor is stable before you attempt to access the sub floor.

The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you know where you need to open the floor up. Opening up the wrong floor panel is a time consuming exercise and very frustrating if it is fruitless. The first thing you will have to do is to unscrew the piece of the floor you need to open up. You might need to open up more than the affected area, just to have some movement space. If there are pedestals and stringers in the way, you may have to also loosen these up. It is not wise to undo them completely, as you risk part of the floor collapsing. You need to make sure that you also have the right panel lifting tools as well, so as not to cause any damage.

When you begin work in the sub floor area, you will find that you probably need to clean it up a bit. This is always a god thing to do. If you can, take vacuum cleaner to the sub floor and make sure that there is no excess dust and lint. You then need to make sure that you have disconnected the power supply to all of the cables so that you don’t get shocked. Any good access floor will have its anti-static mats, so the shock hazard will be minimized, but you still need to look out for yourself where electricity is concerned.

Once you have conducted the repairs that you should have, you should make sure that you replace the floor panels that you have lifted. Make sure that you gently fit and fix them into place, as they risk being broken if they are not replaced properly. Make sure that they are also screwed back into place once you are done with them.

Get the best in access floor technology

As you can see, it is easy to maintain your access floor. If you run a data centre or a server room, you should know that this is one of the best options for you to consider. Make sure that you give Pentafloor® a call, as they are the experts. They are the best as far as quality and industry experience go. For more info visit www.pentafloor.co.za

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