Most people, at one time or another, have accidentally broken their mains water pipe. Despite the inconvenience, this is relatively easy for a plumber to fix, for a fee.
Now imagine the same scenario, but this time it’s your underground power supply. The consequences now go from inconvenient and costly, to potentially deadly.
Now consider the consequences of digging through a gas pipe… and what if the gas ignited, or worse still exploded?
People don’t consider the location of our underground assets until we peer into the hole we just dug and wonder what we just dug through. Now try to explain to your neighbour why his phone doesn’t work and probably won’t for some time or, what the smell is, as you have just carved your way through a sewerage pipe.
In addition to this, you may find that, in a climate where water is becoming more scarce and expensive, you are leaking this precious resource into the ground through a broken pipe.
Many people are surprised to learn just how shallow these essential services are and the time to find out is not after you’ve broken through one.