Septic System Inspection
A Septic System Inspection is outside the scope of a general home inspection and is NOT included, with any standard inspections. Septic System Inspection is offered as an additional service for a fee. Septic inspections are offered in conjunction with a standard home inspection only. This service is not available separately.
We strive to provide world-class inspection and testing services within every type of budget. We have a team of Certified Inspectors and third-party contractors that are trained in all aspects of Septic System Inspections and testing to ensure that the home is safe for you and your family. Our inspectors are equipped with the latest technologies in the industry.
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About Septic Systems
The Septic System is an essential component of any home’s functionality and value and shouldn’t be overlooked. All home buyers should always have a septic system inspection before purchasing a home to ensure the health, longevity, and any past known defects. Failing to inspect and discuss the septic tank and field system with the owner could cost you thousands of dollars after you own the property. A lot of people think that if the toilets flush and the water drains out of the sink that everything is working fine, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everything will be working tomorrow.
When not properly maintained, Septic Systems are almost certain to fail given enough time, which usually means waste is leaking out of the system and into the ground. If there is less than an acre of property, the well and septic system is probably close enough that the septic system leak can contaminate the well. We advise you to verify with your town/municipality or a licensed well contractor that the location of the well is a sufficient distance from the septic system and drainage fields to prevent contamination.
Locate, uncover, and access the tank(s)
Inspect the condition of the septic tank/baffles/tees for cracks, deterioration, or missing components.
Determine if the access covers to the septic tank are adequate and have the proper cover(s).
Inspect the condition of the septic tank for structural soundness.
Determine liquid levels and sludge depth.
A video camera inspection of the inlet and outlet pipes.
Introduce 150 gallons of environmentally friendly dyed water into the septic system.
Monitor the liquid level reaction within the septic tank.
Probe and inspect the absorption area to determine the location and inspect for excessive moisture, effluent, and/or odor.
A written report will be submitted that clearly outlines any/all findings.
What We Inspect During Your Septic Inspections
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