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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. 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. 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. You can hire locator services for both public and private utilities.

If you hire locator services, you will know what utility lines are underneath even before you start your project. If there are private utilities underground, you will not find them using public locator services. 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. Both services are important to ensure that all the utiity lines underneath your property are located.

There are many types of utility lines that can be buried underground. Supplying water to your homes are the underground water lines. You can also find electrical power lines that can be a hazard if it is hit and broken. If you hit a gas line, it can cause an explosion when the gas is combined with the spark of metal on metal. Using 811 services, you can have them mark out the public utilities for you to prevent these dangerous situations.

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. Private locator services can help you identify the lines of electricity and plumbing of your detached garage. 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.

To find out more about public and private locator services, you can visit this site and read more about the many services they offer.

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