If you are buying or selling a home, a septic inspection is a good investment. While a favorable inspection does not guarantee that you will not have trouble with the septic tank system, it can often detect defects that would go unnoticed to the untrained eye.
Unfortunately, there is no absolute way to predict how long a septic system will last or if it will be able to handle an increased load. A septic inspection, however, can yield useful information on the condition of the septic system as it exists when the septic system is inspected. While predicting the future with regard to the septic tank system is not part of any septic inspection, the inspection often uncovers defects in the septic system which can save unexpected increased expense. Considering the past history of a septic system is useful, but it should be noted that a system which has worked fine for years may over time fail with little or no warning. All septic systems have a life span, and in most cases it is impossible to predict when a system could fail.
A non-invasive septic inspection of a septic system is often a good starting point for helping to determine the condition of an existing septic tank system. There are many variations in septic system design and function, each septic inspection is likely to be unique in its own way. Non-invasive inspections leave the soil virtually undisturbed and does not alter the system in any appreciable way. Any available, readily accessible access caps are removed and the liquid level inside is observed. The water inside the home is run for a minimum of thirty minutes. During this time the liquid levels in the access pipes (if any) are observed and the absorption area is examined for seepage or lush growth. The technician relies on visual signs for detecting any defects in the system. Since the soil is undisturbed this kind of inspection can be performed without damaging caused by digging up parts of the system.
A more thorough septic inspection beyond the standard non-invasive inspection is available. For an additional fee we can unearth various parts of the septic system and or install absorption area inspection pipes. Dye testing is available as well as testing of soils for fecal matter. Various forms of hydraulic loading tests are also available. Whatever your septic inspection needs are the professionals at All Septic All Plumbing can help.
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