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- You’re a smart consumer and you know you’re here in search of an independent and experienced, certified Septic inspector, a critical step that should not be taken lightly.
Septic Inspections include:
- Determining exactly what type of Onsite System the site has
- Shape of and Functionality of the mechanical components
- Shape of and Functionality of the Onsite Septic System
- Size of the Tanks and pumping systems
- Site diagram of system
- Research Onsite Septic System history
- Septic Tank lids must be exposed to surface and the need for pumping will be determined with use of sludge judge
- Pump components inspected
- ATU’s (Aerated Septic Tank)
- Septic tanks inspected
- Lagoons inspected
- Holding Tanks inspected
- Pump / processing tank inspected
- Bio Filters: Sand, Pete, Textile, Foam and other select media inspected
- Dispersal Systems including: Conventional Field, Low Pressure Pipe, Drip Irrigation, Mounds and At Grade Systems
- Set back distances determined during inspection
Excerpt from the National Onsite Wastewater Magazine Onsite Installer.
Many older systems in the area need replacement or significant repair. “The biggest problem is homes that were built in the 1970s and 1980s with the expectation that sewers were coming,” Chapman says. “Thirty to 40 years later, sewers are still not there. The onsite systems weren’t intended to last that long, and there was never a plan to replace them.
“I can get a pretty good idea what I’m going to find just by the age, the lot size and what county the home is in. If the sellers have updated the septic system, they usually brag about it. If they paid $15,000 three years ago to update the system, that’s going to be in big, bold letters in the real estate listing. If I don’t hear anything about an update, I can assume it’s the original system. More than 60 percent of those need some major repair or updating.”
Chapman gets repeat business through connections with home inspectors, who largely prefer to delegate onsite system inspections, and with real estate agents. For his inspections, Chapman uses standard forms supplied by the state.