Pipe location services help you find the exact placement of plumbing pipes outside or around your property. Utility and construction companies also use it to track underground pipes, cables, telecommunication, power and other services to ensure they’re not digging up someone’s water or gas lines while completing construction works. 

Work safely underground, knowing you’re covered from the unknown. Prevent the possibility of damage and liability to underground assets and use our services to locate any underground services in your work area.


We are NULCA Accredited for locating underground assets. We use high-quality DBYD-certified equipment and services for locating underground cables, gas lines, plumbing pipes, electrical and telecommunication services.

Find Leak Detection can accurately give the exact location of pipework and depth from the surface using an underground service locator. We can locate water pipes and empty conduits up and provide accurate depths. Contact us today if you’re looking for a pipe and cable finder, and we’ll be happy to help. Feel free to also check our other leak detection services, the locations we service and find answers to questions on our FAQs page.

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How do pipe or conduit locators work?

Pipe or conduit locators also known as line & service tracing, work by sliding a nylon coated copper wire through the pipe, connecting to a transmitter which sends an electron pulse that is detected with a hand held locator. The strength of the pulse is used to determine the pipe location. A pipe cable locator can be used to locate both metal and non-metal pipes. Metallic materials can reflect signals better than non-metal pipes, giving more options when locating metallic services and pipes.

How do I make sure I don't drill into a pipe?

If you’re unsure whether there are pipes in your wall, driveway or backyard, you can always consult a professional to avoid damaging your property. However, if you choose to drill into your wall yourself, you can do a few things to ensure you don’t hit a pipe. 

First, use a stud finder to locate the studs on your wall. Studs are typically placed 40cm’s apart, so you can use this to your advantage when drilling. Knowing where the studs are, may help you avoid hitting any pipes between them. 

Another way to avoid hitting a pipe is to drill a small pilot hole first. This may help you gauge where the pipes are located and give you a better idea of where to drill. 

If you hit a pipe, it’s important to know how to shut off the water or gas in your home immediately. This way, you can avoid any further damage or flooding.

How much does it cost to locate pipes?

The cost to locate pipes, cables, gas lines or electrical and telecommunications services will depend on the size of the building/property and the complexity. If you want to find out how much it costs for underground pipe locating in and around your residential or commercial property contact Find Leak Detection today!

How accurate are pipe locators?

Pipe and service locators use state of the art technology to provide very accurate locations. The Radiodetection 7200 Cable & Pipe Locator works by sending an electric pulse through the pipe and detecting the pulse via a hand held locator. They can give you a very accurate reading of the pipe’s location and depth from the surface

Additionally, this equipment can also be used to accurately locate other services such as power and communication assets. This makes them incredibly useful for avoiding damage to nearby structures or underground utilities while excavating. As a result, pipe locators can save a lot of time and money by ensuring that the exact location of the pipes and power and communication assets is known before any excavation takes place.