Some people are used to doing their own thing and not thinking of considering calling or asking help from professionals. There are instances that these are okay. However, some circumstances need extra caution with the assistance of experts and skilled people in specific fields. One of which is digging, whether that is in your garden, in a park, or anywhere you are planning to do the project.
Remember, there are certain wires beneath that we do not see, but works in our best interest. If you dig without knowing what is buried underneath, it may cause different types of damages.
Accidents Resulting to Injuries
There are underground utility wires that may cause harm to the people digging when accidentally destroyed or broke these lines.
Damages to Properties
Say, there is water and sewer in your garden, and you dig without calling the authorities first. It may result in water damage that may harm your plants or other appliances in your backyard. It may also cause a foul smell across the neighborhood that may lead to upset stomach. Let alone your neighbors being mad at you.
There are also electricity and communication wiring and lines underground. If you crash these cables while digging, it may result in electricity breakout and lost communication lines like internet and signal to your mobiles. Nowadays, we all know how important technology is that we can’t survive the day without it. What if you had a neighbor who works online and got her internet service cut off? It is very irresponsible of us to cause such turmoil.
We can only tell how much it will cost you once there is disrupt in these service wiring underground when it happens. To be honest, do you still want to know? It does not only affect you but also everyone around you. If we are extra careful with our actions, we can prevent these accidents.
What You Need to Know
Remember, there are two types of accidents. One is something we can’t prevent, and the other one is the things that happen because of negligence. Thankfully, we can avoid this by calling 811. It is a service provider that helps homeowners, individuals, and professionals alike to notify local utility companies that may be involved in your digging.
It does not matter if you are just planting a mailbox or a tree, you have to call 811. Through them, the vicinity of where you intend to dig will be marked according to the wires underground. It is a free call; there is nothing to lose.