A utility line refers to any public or private underground pipe system that carries sewage, water, gas, or more. Line detection is the process of locating these lines prior to construction or other projects. Through the detection of utility lines, you can protect them while you dig, and save yourself a heap of trouble should they get ruptured.
If you need line detection in Mesquite, TX or the Dallas area, call Metroplex Leak and Line Locators at 214-388-4525. We understand that you want to get started on your projects. Because of this, we work efficiently and professionally to ensure your safety and peace of mind.
Types of Underground Lines
A huge variety of utilities and other important lines exist underground. At the end of the day, you just don’t know what’s down there. When you dig without prior knowledge, you could possibly hit the following lines:
- Cable Television
- Natural Gas
- Traffic Lights
- Fiber Optics
- Street Lights
- Water Mains
- Sewage Lines
Some of these present more trouble than others. For example, you certainly don’t want to hit an electrical line with an enthusiastic swipe of your shovel. At the end of the day, however, play it safe: call Metroplex Leak and Line Locators before you dig.
Check Before You Dig
Never rely on your own judgement or memory when it comes to utility lines, and keep the following in mind:
- Many utilities get buried just a few inches underground. In other words, shallow enough for you to hit during your small gardening project.
- When you dig blindly, you not only risk a hassle from a damaged line: you could get fined, suffer serious personal injury, or both.
- Do not rely on previous markings. Soil erosion and the growth of roots can push lines away from their original locations. Your utility company may also have added something since you last checked.
Play It Safe: Call Us Today
When it comes to line detection in Mesquite, TX and the Dallas area, one short phone call can save you a heap of trouble. At Metroplex Leak and Line Locators, we’re here to help. Call us today at 214-388-4525.