What is a Septic System Inspection?
A septic system inspection checks the integrity and condition of your septic system. When getting your septic system inspected, you’ll want to ensure that the company checks the entire system and not just the tank, the tank is only one part of the system.
Types of Septic System Inspections
Visual inspection – During a visual inspection, inspectors examine the presence of cesspools, standing water, and the state of the drain field. While these assessments are swift and informative, they may not provide a comprehensive view of your septic tank’s health and safety.
Full inspection – A full septic system inspection is a comprehensive assessment of all components of a septic system to determine its condition, functionality, and whether any maintenance or repairs are needed.It goes beyond a simple visual inspection and involves a detailed evaluation of the entire system, including a septic tank inspection, drainfield, piping and connections, septic tank alarm, system efficiency, flow test, and more.
A septic system inspection should check:
- The condition and size of the tank
- A full assessment of drain field area
- Any landscaping or grading concerns that may influence system operation
- Any concerns regarding sizing of the system compared to occupancy of the home
- The condition of mechanical and plumbing equipment, alarms, etc. including testing and analysis of their performance
A proper inspection of your system needs to cover the entirety of the system including what the anticipated occupancy and potential future occupancy of your home is, and whether or not your existing system can handle the usage. Inspectors will check every aspect of the system and provide any recommendations for maintenance, repair, or part replacement.
The symptoms of a failed or failing septic system can vary from mild signs of age to much more serious issues requiring immediate attention. Often, the problem can be identified and qualified early enough to have it repaired. Inspection of your septic system is a surefire way to stay on top of potentially devastating issues.
SepTech Canada offers confidential on-site assessment for all residential septic systems.