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How Technology & AI Will Change The Utilities Industry

June 28th, 2023|

Business analytics tools that use artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies have been developed to help companies reduce costs and lower the risk of costly shutdowns, all while making life easier for utility repair companies. Commercial utilities are a key component of any company’s operations. In this article, we’ll explore how AI-powered data analytics tools can help companies reduce their carbon footprint, create actionable predictive and preventive strategies for utilities management, and forecast growth in power demand.  Uses Cases for AI in the Utilities Industry Defect Detection & Predictive [...]

Contractor Communication Tips

February 24th, 2023|

Communication is an essential part of a major commercial construction project. From the beginning of the planning stages through budgeting, signing the written contract, and the end of the construction phase, miscommunication can hinder the progress of your entire project.  To ensure you steer clear of any mishaps, you should practice communicating with your contractor as often as possible. This way, you can rest easy knowing that your project and investments are on track and safely secured. But how can you ensure that your communication skills are concise throughout the [...]

What Is A Regulator Station?

December 20th, 2022|

We understand that the topic of regulator stations probably doesn’t come up too often. We’d be surprised if most people knew what they were.  So, what is a gas regulator station, and why is it so important? A gas regulator station works hard to ensure that proper gas flow and pressure flow through devices correctly; too much pressure can lead to dangerous consequences, such as explosions, property damage, or injuries to others.  The Purpose of Gas Regulation Stations  A gas regulation station is a facility that includes multiple regulators [...]

The Importance Of Treating Sewer Line Repairs Early

February 10th, 2022|

Are you experiencing some signs and symptoms that your sewer lines may need to be repaired? When you start to experience issues with your sewer, it is important to call the professionals as soon as possible. There are some unique risks that you may face with damaged sewer lines, and they need to be treated seriously.  Here are just a few of the reasons you will want to treat sewer line repairs as early as possible:  Health Risks Perhaps the first and largest concern when you have an issue [...]

What Is A Commercial Septic System?

August 18th, 2021|

You have probably heard of installing a septic system at your home, but what about at a commercial location? A commercial septic system is similar to the ones you are familiar with in residential settings. However, it does have some noteworthy differences that you should consider before deciding if this is the right option for your business or multifamily property.    Here is the breakdown you need to help you understand just what a commercial septic system is and what it has to offer:    Size The most significant [...]

Underground Fiber Optic Cable Installation

June 23rd, 2021|

Fiber optic cable has a number of advantages over traditional cable. Connections are less prone to outages because they use light, not electricity, to provide connectivity. Fiber optic Internet is also faster than traditional cable technology. Installing underground fiber optic cable presents a number of challenges. It’s important to hire a contractor with a sophisticated understanding of underground utilities installation to complete your fiber optic project. In this brief post, we’ll evaluate some of the installation methods that can be used for fiber optic cables, and the challenges inherent [...]

Accurate Underground Utility Locating

April 16th, 2021|

The commercial utility contractors, here at Dub-L-EE, can locate and install underground utilities for your business. The nature of these utilities can vary dramatically depending on the business we’re serving - everything from electrical wires to gas lines can be located underground. It’s essential that we locate existing utilities before repairing or installing anything underground. To that end, we offer accurate underground utility locating, using a wide variety of tools that receive electromagnetic signals to locate and identify utilities. These tools can even detect things like dead wires. You [...]

What Goes Into Underground Utility Installation?

March 16th, 2021|

A brief aside before we answer the question posed in the title - what are utilities? There’s no one simple definition - it’s easier to call them by their names. Water, sewage, electricity, phone lines, natural gas - all of these, and more, fall under the category of utility. You might think of utilities as public infrastructure - under that definition, roads, the Internet, and even postal services, like mailboxes, could be considered utilities. Underground utility installation, then, is installing utility-related infrastructure underground. Water mains (and connections to water [...]

What Do Utility Contractors Do?

February 17th, 2021|

As the gravelly-voiced poet of America, Tom Waits, once said: “There’s a world going on underground”.  Beneath the concrete and steel you see everyday, there’s a whole maze of pipes and cables. Underground utilities are like the veins, bowels, and nerves of our society - hidden away from sight, keeping everything running.  Utility contractors, sometimes called underground utility contractors, are the people who keep everything running smoothly. They diagnose problems, repair broken lines, and install new ones. They’re plumbers, electricians, gas pipeline specialists, and contractors. When something goes wrong [...]

Underground Utilities – What You Need To Know

October 20th, 2020|

We’re going to give you a brief description of underground utilities. Why? Simply put, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you might start digging into your property without knowing what lurks beneath it. The consequences could damage your property at best, and be life-threatening, at worst.  Underground utilities are color-coded. In fact, when you know about these color codes, you’ll start seeing them everywhere throughout your city - just look for spray paint on the sidewalks and in other areas:  Red Power lines and other Electrical Infrastructure Orange [...]