Reasons for Using the Services of Public and Private Utility Locators
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. If your project involves digging or excavating your own property of somebody elses property, then it is very important to take note that there are many pipes and cables of different utilities underground. 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. So, any project that involves digging or excavating, whether you are uprooting a rotting tree or building a fence for your property, you need to know what lies underneath the ground before doing any type of digging because you dont want to find yourself responsible for damaging any utility lines and making the whole community suffer for it. 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. Public locator services cannot point out private utility lines. You dont use a public locator to find private utility lines so you will also need to hire the services of a private locator. The number to call for your public locator services is 811. And private locators can tell you where private utilities are. If you want to find all utility lines under your property, then you need to call both public and private locator services.
Many types of utility lines are buried underground. Supplying water to your homes are the underground water lines. 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.
It is equally important to mark out private utility lines in your property and for this you need the services of a private locator company. The utility lines going to your detached garage can be identified by your private locator service. Without professional help, these private lines are hard to find.
So, before beginning your excavation project, call 811 and your private locator service if you want to keep yourself and your community safe.