The Importance of Septic System Inspection It is important to take septic inspection seriously before buying a home and you should hire an inspector for such purpose. Septic inspection can help...
The Importance of Septic System Inspection
It is important to take septic inspection seriously before buying a home and you should hire an inspector for such purpose. Septic inspection can help you evaluate the general wellbeing of a home, and fortunately, a septic inspection is not time-consuming or expensive like many people may think. You might have moved into a new home already without inspecting its septic tank, but it is never too late to conduct such inspection. It is also important that you understand how a septic tank works. It begins with a sanitary pipe into the house, and this pipe leads the wastewater into the septic tank. The septic tank is that larger container usually made of concrete, plastic or fiberglass. The tank will slowly breakdown the solid wastes while the liquid waste will slowly get out of the tank via the drain field. The septic system must be well-designed, installed and maintained to last a long time and support continuous usage.
Types of Septic System Inspection
The Visual Inspection
The certified septic system inspector will ask questions about the house and will check the water pressure by simply running the water and flushing the toilets. The inspector will also check the state of cesspools, standing water, septic tank covers, and drain field. You may also inform the septic tank technician of your observation.
The Full Detailed Inspection
Full septic tank inspection is done by septic system experts who are fully equipped with the necessary tools and devices to perform such operations. A sewer scope inspection is one of the detailed inspections conducted, and the sewer scope is simply used in determining the condition of the sewer line of a property. In this case, a video camera is normally inserted into the sewer line, and the location and depth of any obstruction within the lines are picked up. This is the ideal inspection for determining cracks, holes, root intrusions and separated pipes.
A home buyer has the authority to inspect and verify the type of sewage available on a property, and that is why it is also important to review the seller’s property disclosure agreement to be sure of certain potential hazards will require more investigation. The property seller must anticipate a buyer’s concern about the septic system and must provide a detailed inspection finding to be sure the system is in good working order.
Contact Professional Septic Tank Inspectors Today
Metro Septic Pumping has been conducting visual and full septic system inspection all around the city for years, these inspections have helped our technicians provide even better and more efficient maintenance care, septic cleaning and repairs. If your septic tank or system has not been inspected in more than 3 years, we do recommend that you schedule one today. If you are moving into a new home or planning to buy a home, please contact us to inspect the sewer lines and tank to have a detailed report of such sewer lines. Give us a call today and we will be right there to help you.