Survey BEFORE You Dig!
The summertime is an ideal time to tackle those outdoor projects you have been planning all year. Whether somebody wants to optimize their yard space by building planters, a pool, an inground fire pit or attempting the trend of creating small garden ponds, it is important to survey the yard before attempting any outdoor, DIY project. Failing to complete this task may lead to a slew of issues, including ones that require SERVPRO services.
SERVPRO recommends locating where gas and water lines are underneath the surface to avoid hitting a utility line. If a power tool does come in contact with these lines, the consequences can spread through the town with large power outages and sewer mishaps.
Locating utility lines can be done by calling 811, as you will be directed to a service that can survey your property and mark the lines. So, the next time you plan to dig on your land, survey it BEFORE you break ground!