When an electric line is broken underground, it is called a fault. And we can help you out!
The word “fault refers to a ground fault. Some people call this a short. Simply put,
insulation that protects the wire and stops the electricity from going into the ground has
failed. Most common causes that we see are from construction/digging, critters chewing and tree roots invading. Rocks and soil settling over time. Overheating of the wire and the
Regardless of how your wire became faulted give us a call to find it.
Line Locators Inc. uses a specific type of utility location equipment that will find the location and depth of the faulted wire.
Since we are based in Leesburg VA, we find lots of faults on electric lines running power to horse waterers out in pastures. We also find broken wires in main power feeds from the remote meter pedestal to home’s electrical panel. Barn power,
detached buildings, cable tv lines can also become faulted, thus found.
There is only one MUST HAVE if you need fault detection- each end of the wire MUST be
disconnected and not touching ANYTHING. This is the biggest cause of a mis-locate.
Hold up three fingers on each hand, that’s how the wires should look on both ends of the damaged wire. Even if the wire is feeding several light poles, all the light poles will need to be disconnected and the wire tested from each.
This is not an exhaustive list. Our technicians have travelled all over Virginia & Maryland. We have also worked in West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina and Colorado. If you would like to inquiry about our services at your location, complete this brief form.