A septic tank inspection should be on top of your mind when buying a home with a septic system:
On the other hand, if you are a homeowner:
When you hire Septic Works LLC, we will send you a septic inspection expert to your residential, commercial, or municipal venue.
Inspection Level 1: This is a visual inspection that involves running water from various drains and flushing toilets in the home. The septic tank inspector is looking at how well everything is draining.
The visual inspection also includes looking for septic leakage to the top of the drain field area. We also check for sewage odors in the area of the septic tank and the leach field.
Inspection level 2: We do a septic tank pumping. This allows our septic tank inspectors to check the water level. Water levels determine whether water is properly draining. To make sure the water is properly flowing, our septic inspectors will run water in the home. This is done to determine if the water level rises when more water is introduced.
Next, we will check out if your septic system has backflow from the absorption area. Backflow will let us know if there is a problem with the leach field.
Inspection level 3: We highly recommend you choose this option when you are purchasing a new home. The level three service includes both levels one and two. The difference with level three is that baffles are installed. In many states, this is now mandated by the Department of Environmental Health.
Baffles are installed in two separate locations: an inlet baffle and an outlet baffle. The inlet baffle allows water to flow into your septic system without disturbing the scum layer. This baffle guides wastewater to flow down, across the septic tank, and then up. The outlet baffle serves as a filter to retain solids from traveling to the drain field.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA, you should arrange for a tank pump once at least every three years. Pumping your septic tank is the most important part of septic tank maintenance because:
To have a well-functioning drain field for many years, avoid planting trees and shrubs above the drain lines, as they can damage them, or parking heavy equipment on the field and compacting the soil.
If your septic system was properly installed, there is little else required. But if you notice any of these signs, call a specialist immediately:
We know that septic system installation is a big task and ultimately overwhelming for you. At Septic Works LLC, we walk you through the process step by step and guide you to choose the best solution (conventional, alternative or cat box) that fits your home and yard.
We completely understand that your yard and landscaping are very important to you. We assure you that our employees will install your septic system having this in account. At Septic Works LLC, we always go out of our way to preserve the beauty of your yard for years to come.
Are you organizing an event or throwing a party somewhere? You are expecting a couple of hundred people or more? You should rely on portable toilets.
Enjoy your event and let Septic Works LLC handle the job. We will keep your guests comfortable and help you determine how many units you will need to make your project a success.
We will deliver, set up, and clean the units so that each porta potty unit remains clean, fresh, and fully stocked.
A septic tank pumping can last anything between 20-30 minutes to one hour or more, depending on the size of your septic tank, the amount of waste generated, and the pump capacity.
Not anybody can do a septic inspection. Only certified and licensed septic inspectors can carry it out. On top of this, septic tank inspection requirements vary by state, so make sure you hire a knowledgeable septic inspector who has all the experience and the know-how.
New septic system installation can take a few days or more. It depends on the size of your home and the overall size of your septic tank. Once the installation is complete, there will need to be a final inspection performed to ensure that everything is installed correctly and according to the engineer’s original pla
It depends on the size of the septic tank or the number of people living in a certain house. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years.
Many reasons will fail a septic inspection:
Buying a house is everybody’s dream, but this lifetime investment involves many things to consider. Try to know the following information from the septic inspector and the homeowner:
The septic permit has a drawing of the septic system of the property. This paper lets you know how many bedrooms the septic system is designed for. Also, it lets you know where the septic tank and leach field are located so you don't waste time looking for them and can better protect your septic system.