Pennsylvania – As temperatures are turning warmer, you might be thinking about starting that outdoor project… but don’t dig just yet.

But, if there’s any digging involved, remember that you have to call 811 at least three days beforehand so crews can check for any underground pipes or utility lines.

Even if it’s a small project like planting trees and shrubs or installing a fence or mailbox, you have to call.

It’s completely free and could prevent serious injuries, service disruptions, and expensive repairs. Just call 811 at least three days before any project.

Utility companies then come out to mark where underground lines are on your property, and you can get start digging afterward.

To learn more about the free 811 service, visit the Pennsylvania 811 One Call website.

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