What is involved in a septic system inspection

Septic system inspections are typically required by the banks or insurers before the transfer of property to a new owner. However, in some cases there may be evidence that a system may not be operating correctly. An inspection may help locate potential issues before they become bigger problems.

A typical Inspection includes:

  1. Locate the septic tank
  2. Remove the covers
  3. Inspection of the inlet, outlet baffle and partition wall
  4. Inspection of the sewage operating level
  5. Locate pump chamber (if applicable), ck pump, float, and alarm operation
  6. Dig test holes in the septic bed area to:
    (a) determine below grade sewage effluent level
    (b) inspect the condition of the trenches
  7. Provide a written inspection report onsite

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