When purchasing a new home we can not stress enough about the importance of having a septic inspection performed by a certified septic inspector (ROWP).
The inspector will first inspect the septic tank to determine the solids level and to ensure that the tank is functioning as designed. The inspector will conduct an inspection of the inlet, outlet, tank divider, and the general condition of the tank. If there are two compartments of the tank, each compartment will be inspected. This requires some minor excavation to locate and open the tank covers.
The inspector will then locate the system's drainfield. The inspector will visually inspect the drainfield and may dig down to check the drain piping and the condition of the drainfield. This may provide some indication as to potential malfunction in the future. The inspector will also locate the distribution box and inspect its physical condition.
Finally the inspector will provide you with a report on the status of the system. This provides information on whether the system needs replacement or repair. This report should be filed with your other septic system records.
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