Underground Cable, Pipe & Wire Locating Services
Say you've got a pipe leak, or you're wondering where the cable from your television runs in the ground outside your house. Or maybe you are about to start a big excavation project that requires extensive digging under the ground. Any of these scenarios require some type of underground exploration; in order to locate a utility line, pipe, wire or cable, you're going to need the proper equipment. Usually, counties and municipalities will require that you have a professional come out with a special tracker or detector to locate anything running under your property. Below are a some special words that you may encounter when looking for an underground cable, pipe and wire locating service.
Underground Utility Lines – Most of the services we get in our homes today come from underground lines. In order to avoid disrupting the flow of cable, electric, water, etc. when looking to plant something in your yard, it's important to first have a service company come out and locate where these lines run. Obviously these lines aren't as visible as their above-ground counterparts, so it's crucial that the task is completed by someone who really knows what he's doing.
Pipe and Wire Locator – Can be used by a homeowner to locate metal pipes and wires. Is commonly found online for purchase, but can run a little steep in price.
Circuit Tracer – Used to locate which breaker in the home supplies a certain 120V load, and can also be used to locate ground lines, wires, etc.