Septic Inspections

The Real Estate Septic Inspection Process

Evaluate septic components inside the home Check and determine whether all waste lines are properly discharging into approved waste systems.

Examine inside the septic tank Open the tank, examine the inlet and outlet baffles and determine the volume of the septic tank. The tank is then inspected for cracks, corrosion and leakage. In addition, checking the waste levels inside the septic tank.

Inspect the conveyance system If needed, examine the distribution box for leakage, cracks and corrosion. Also making sure that the distribution box is level and volume level is at the appropriate operating level.

Check the Absorption Field Inspect pipes leading to the absorption (leach) field. Visually inspect the surface area to locate signs of system backups and probe underground to check for drainage levels.

Hydraulic load test The hydraulic load test determines the volume of clean water an absorption area can absorb in a twenty-four hour period. This test will simulate normal septic usage and enable us to observe drainage. A hydraulic load test is recommended during the course of an inspection. The inspection can also include a dye test during the water flow process, if the overflow of the septic tank is suspected to have an exposed overflow pipeline or not having a leach field.

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