Are you renovating or doing any projects that require digging? If you are, you need to make sure you call us before you start. Dial before you dig!
Locating your cables and pipes is extremely important before you commence any excavation projects. You need to know exactly where your utility lines are before you dig to avoid causing damage to your gas, electricity drainage, plumbing, water, cable, and telephone lines. By doing so, you can avoid the inconvenience of temporarily losing the utility service or even worse, spending a heap of money on expensive repairs.
Cable and pipe location allow you to:
The most important utility networks that need to be located are the following:
We at WATER LEAK DETECTION use the most modern, top of the line cable and pipe detectors in the market. These detectors inject electrical signals into the ground to find the cables and pipes. To do this, you need a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter injects the electrical signal into the pipe or cable while the receiver picks up the signal.
An electromagnetic field is created by the transmitter that is set to a specific frequency that ranges from 1kHz to 480 kHz.
1. Passive location - uses an already active electromagnetic field that is present in the area. This is called a passive signal.
There are 3 types of passive signals:
A passive signal locates cables and pipes but it does not identify them.
2. Active location - adding new signals to locate pipes and cables. This process induces a signal into the cable or pipe and is traced by the signal locator or underground utility locators.
Ways to apply a signal:
Mapping your cables and pipes before any minor or major excavation work begins properly prepares you for any current and future projects. It is a quick and easy process. WATER LEAK DETECTION uses the latest equipment for the quick and accurate location of your underground utility lines.
Stay safe and dial before you dig!