Every house is full of pipes, such as water pipes, gas pipes and electrical ducts. When it comes to mounting your TV mount, it is often unclear where these pipes are located.
Actually, instead of looking for the pipes, you should be looking for the spaces between the pipes. And these are not always where you would expect them to be. Some general guidelines are worth mentioning, but please note that they do not provide any guarantee of success:
It is unlikely to find gas pipes or water pipes in partition walls, such as from a bedroom to the landing. On the other hand, these walls may well contain electrical lines, so be careful!
You can determine the approximate location of the power lines based on the electricity outlets. Although a neat electrician will place the lines horizontally and vertically, this is not always the case. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, meaning that sometimes power lines run diagonally through the wall.
The easiest solution is to purchase a cable detector, which is available from hardware stores. These are used to detect metal pipes and electrical wires by moving the device along the wall. The effectiveness of this type of device depends on the technology used, the thickness of the walls and ability of the user.