Serving All Puget Sound

Private Utility Locating Services

Whether you are adding on to your home, installing sprinklers or just planting a tree, Simply Leak Detection is equipped to keep you safe! No matter what size the job, you FIRST need to locate “your” underground utilities.

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811 – Call before you dig services will only perform locates to the service meter and not beyond as these are generally considered as “private utilities” and will require a private utility locator to locate

Private Utility not covered by 811 service

  • All buried utilities are considered as “private” if they are installed after a
    service meter.
  • If a utility meter is located at the street, all forward lines and service to the home are considered as private utilities.
  • Private utilities can be hidden/buried anywhere to support pools, spa’s, detached garage lighting, irrigation, propane or other gas services….to homes or even BBQ’s or heating amenities on an outside patio.
  • Private utility locates are very important before installing a fence,
    sprinkler system or even planting a tree!
  • If you have a Privately installed utility in an area you plan to dig, put
    safety first and give us a call before you dig! 360-615-9413
  • Simply Leak Detection is equipped with current electro-magnetic locating
  • Providing utility locate services to any known Privately-Owned Utility.
  • Equipped to locate and trace non-metallic PVC type water
    pipes. See Acoustic Pipe Locators below.
  • Proudly serving Olympia to Everett WA….and all areas in between!

Professionally Trained & Certified by Staking University
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Give me a call if you have questions or wish to schedule service.

Michael Fend
Simply Leak Detection
253-866-1400 – direct

Septic Tank Locating

Septic Tank LocatingMost septic tanks can be located by a signal produced by a flushed transmitter that is specifically designed for septic tank locating. Knowing the location of your septic tank is essential for performing maintenance on the tank. Homeowners should locate the septic tank so they can watch for early signs of problems with the septic system.

Water Service Line Locating

Most water service lines are non metalic and non traceable by traditional electronic means unless a tracer wire is additionally installed. If you don’t know where your water line is and need to know, we can locate the line (metallic or non-metallic, with or without tracer wire) for you and mark it on your property.

Acoustic Pipe Locators

RD7000 Locating Equipment

An acoustic locator is used to identify and trace nonmetal water lines. The locator consists of a transonde and a receiver. The transonde is attached to the water line either at a fire hydrant, faucet or tap. The transonde sends a sound wave through the water in the pipe. Once located, the pipe’s position can be marked on the ground surface.

Radiodetection is a leading manufacturer in the design and development of cable and pipe locators, used by utility companies, to help install, protect and maintain their infrastructure networks.


Residential Underground Utility Diagram

Color Coded Underground Utilities