Septic Tank Inspections
A septic tank inspection is highly recommended at the time of a purchase or sale of a home. As a company, we have witnessed many new homeowners run into some very serious - extensive - costly issues after purchasing a new home because they failed to get a thorough septic tank inspection done before closing. This is typically done around the same time as a home inspection.
****Note: Most home inspectors do not include a thorough septic system inspection.
Be sure to call us if we can help by doing a complete septic tank inspection before you sell or buy a home!
Here are some FAQ answers for your information in advance:
- Someone must be on site for us to do a septic tank inspection.
- We work for and only schedule with the person who is paying for the inspection.
- We must have a signed agreement from the person who is responsible for the payment along with all county paperwork prior to the inspection appointment.
- The person responsible for the invoice will be emailed a report with either a clear passed inspection or a failed inspection. The report will only be emailed to this person.
- Once on-site, our inspectors will spend a maximum of 30 minutes trying to locate the septic tank. If we are unable to locate the tank, or if we locate it but the tank is more than two feet deep in the ground, or if the tank is under something that prevents us from getting to the tank, there will be a service charge. We only dig up to two feet to the lid of the tank.
- Once we have the septic tank open, we will pump the tank and make notes on the tank condition and components of the septic tank. Also, the field lines will be probed to make note of saturation.
- If a system fails, it is our way of protecting the person paying for our inspections from buying or selling a home that needs costly septic tank work.