If your home or business property isn’t connected to the municipal sewer system, it’s essential to get a septic inspection as part of your routine maintenance plan. A septic inspection can give you peace of mind that your system is in great condition and functioning properly. Even if issues are found during a septic inspection, you can catch these problems early before they have the chance to cause major disruptions that require expensive repairs.
Septic inspections may also be needed when you plan on buying or selling a property or when you suspect that there may be something wrong with your system. In this blog, our experts here at A&B Septic Services, Inc. would like to explain exactly what happens during a routine septic inspection, so you’ll know what to expect next time your property needs one.
- Visual Inspection – After finding where the septic tank is and making sure it’s accessible, the inspector will do a careful visual inspection for any noticeable signs of damage. This can include cracks, corroded materials, or loose components within the system.
- Measurements – Next, the inspector will use specialized equipment to measure the scum and sludge levels within your septic tank. This can help you determine when you should plan to have your tank pumped.
- Drainfield Inspection – The drainfield is the area where effluent is filtered throughout the soil. The septic inspector should ensure that the drainfield is in good condition and there aren’t any standing pools of water, foul odors, or other issues.
- Septic Report – After a thorough septic inspection, the professional should provide you with a detailed report about the condition of your system. The report should include professional recommendations regarding repairs and replacements, in addition to other notes about how you can take better care of your septic system.
If you need a septic inspection or are curious about any of our other septic services, don’t hesitate to contact our team!