What we inspect

  • We open the tank to inspect the tanks condition, baffles, water level and the waste level.
  • ​We locate the distribution box to determine the condition and determine if the effluent is flowing properly to all lines.
  • If there is a pump station we uncover it and evaluate all its components, we check the breaker and alarm which is typically in the basement.
  • We dig at least one test pit in the field to determine soil condition, inspect for a bio mat, look for high water and try to determine life expectancy of the field.
  • We load the system with water to dertermine if the system will function as designed under normal conditions.
  • We confirm that all the water fixtures drain to the septic tank.
  • We use a high quality camera to examine and locate the components and any defects in the pipes.

Common problems found

Why you should have your septic inspected

  • We find defects in almost all systems, all though most are small defects they usually would have led to more costly repairs if not found and repaired.
  • Most home owners don’t know how to maintain or inspect their septic system,  It’s common for home owners to forget about their septic system until there is a failure.
  • It takes a qualified person to evaluate and understand septic systems.
  • Does the tank need to be pumped?
  • Do all water fixtures drain to the tank?

Don’t risk it—spend the extra money and have it inspected!

This was a new system. The D-box has 3 defects!

Distribution Box is not functioning as designed, the owner took great care of the tank but forgot about the field and its components.  We have to inspect the whole system folks—every three years.