What Does a Septic Inspection Involve?
The EPA recommends that you pump your septic tank every 3-5 years. However, we recommend every 2-3 years depending on your specific household usage. Homes with older tanks benefit from the regular inspections and pumpings to avoid any disasters. Although your system may appear to be operating properly, finding any hidden problems could save you lots of money and headaches in the future. Make sure to check out the rest of our septic services!
What to expect at your septic inspection:
Visual Inspection. Your tech will first locate your septic system and make sure there are not obvious signs of improper drainage at your drain field. They are also looking for foul odors and very green grass.
Water Levels: When inspecting the inside of the tank, your tech will make sure the tank is not suspiciously low. This could indicate a leak in the tank. Your tech will also make sure water reaches the tank in the appropriate time.
Back Flows: Once the septic tank has been pumped, your inspector will make sure there are no back flow issues from the absorption area. This is also a good time to make sure there are no broken baffles in the tank that would obstruct any in/back flow of the tank.
Final Approval: your tech will give you final approval of a properly functioning septic system or communicate the necessary repairs or modifications needed to bring the system up to code.
Following the inspection, you will receive a full report detailing the condition of your septic system, along with any recommendations regarding repair or replacement.
Septic Inspections for Real Estate Sales
Obtaining a septic inspection is not only a good idea for potential buyers but is now required to close successfully on a property. Accurate inspections can help to identify problems that a septic system may have such as broken pipes, leaky tanks or failing systems. Identifying these problems can help potential buyers to not get stuck paying costly repairs after their purchase. If you are in a real estate transaction, you can trust Mountain Septic for the most thorough septic inspections in Durango and Southwest Colorado. Make sure to check out our 5-star reviews as well as the myriad of other areas we serve!