As long-time gas pipe installers in the Eugene and Springfield areas, we know that it’s important to know what’s below you whenever you excavate. The most common cause of a gas pipe break is from a contractor or homeowner digging in the backyard.
Oregon and Washington laws require homeowners, businesses, and contractors to notify utilities at least two business days before digging commences. So, if you plan to dig simply call 8-1-1. A specialist will come out and mark the utility lines at no charge.
So here you go! Call before you dig! Either call 811, or dial directly in Oregon, 800-332-2344.
And if you have any questions, feel free to contact Matt here at Ambassador Fireplaces, and we’ll make sure you’ve covered your bases.