Many homeowners today are looking to do more and more DIY projects in their homes. And sometimes, it is not only small repair jobs at home that they want to do but even massive projects outside the home. You project may involved digging or excavating part of your property so, before you start your project you need to know if there are public utility lines underneath the area that you are going to dig and what these utility line are for. Also remember that it is not only public utility lines that can be located underneath, but it is possibly to also have private pipes and cables below too. Whatever type of project you are undertaking that involves digging the ground, it is very important to find out what pipes and cable are underneath so you will be careful not to damage any of these lines since the whole community will suffer if that happens. This is why it is important to use the services or a public utility locator and a private locator as well.
Locator services are very important since you will know what utility lines are under the property even before starting your project. If there are private utilities underground, you will not find them using public locator services. IT is important to hire a private locator also so that you can find the private utility lines that a public locator cannot do. If you want to find out what utility lines are under your property, then you should call 811. You also need private locator services to find private utiity lines in your property. You need to contact both services to ensure that you can find all the utility lines underneath the property you are digging.
There are many types of utility lines that can be buried underground. You have underground water lines that supply water to your homes. There are electrical power lines that are extremely dangerous when hit and broken. Hitting gas lines can caused explosions when gas is combined with the sparks of hitting metals. If you want to prevent these dangerous situations, then you need to call 811 to mark out the public utility lines for you.
Private utility locator services should also be called to mark out private utility lines in your property. The utility lines going to your detached garage can be identified by your private locator service. You will have a difficult time looking for these private lines without professional help.
So, before beginning your excavation project, call 811 and your private locator service if you want to keep yourself and your community safe.