You are a homeowner and probably asking yourself; Do I need a septic inspection?
Here is the thing, a septic inspection is a non-negotiable, a must-do thing when you want to buy or sell your home.
It is a requirement by the law in Arizona that you obtain a professional septic inspector to check the status and provide a report of inspection (ROI) of your septic facility.
Also, even if you are not selling, you’ll still need a routine septic inspection if you use an on-site wastewater treatment facility to ensure that it is in good condition.
With that in mind, what does a septic specialist check when doing a septic inspection?
What does a septic inspection consist of?
A septic inspection is necessary to ensure that there is a high level of sanitation within your property.
An unhealthy septic system is a potential health hazard to you and your family.
You need an ADEQ certified inspector to perform an inspection and provide a report.
The inspection entails two stages; a visual and a complete septic inspection.
Before the visual and full inspection, your septic specialist will need to know the last date of inspection and pumping.
Your septic tank inspector will proceed to check for the tale-tell signs of a faulty septic tank by flushing the water down the drains.
If the drainage is slow, it shows that your septic system has a plumbing problem.
Your inspection technicians will then inspect the septic tank and the drain field.
Ideally, they are looking to know if your septic tank is overloaded and needs septic pumping.
The inspector will locate the septic tank, open the lids, and do a thorough inspection to check the septic tank’s wastewater levels and general conditions.
If your septic covers, raisers, baffles, etc., are faulty, you will need to replace them.
Furthermore, your septic inspector will check for any problems with the drain field.
If the grass is greener on the drain field than any other place in the yard, it means that there is a glitch that you should fix.
We understand that a septic system is something the homeowners often forget about and may not know its location on the property.
Our septic technicians here at Casa Grande Septic Services can help identify the location of the wastewater tank and its drain field.
We help residential homeowners locate septic tanks both manually and electronically.
How do you know if your septic container is full?
You will know your septic tank is overloaded when you notice a slow flow of wastewater in the drainage.
Also, a foul smell is a telltale sign that your septic tank has issues that you need to resolve ASAP.
Another sign of an overloaded septic tank is the sewage backup into your home. This is the worst-case scenario, and it means that there is a blockage and you need urgent septic pumping.
Furthermore, a wet leach field surface is an indication that your septic tank is full and unhealthy.
If you notice all these signs, you need to call us, and our team will come and handle any septic problems you have.
What does it cost to get your septic tank pumped?
The cost of septic tank inspection and pumping is not as high as you imagine.
Typically, the costs depend on the location and the size of your septic tank. Also, the amount of work done during the septic pumping and cleaning bears the total cost.
We can provide a no-cost estimate of your septic tank inspection costs.
Don’t wait for extensive damage to your septic system to occur for you to call a plumber.
A routine inspection will save you all the headaches.