Septic Inspections

Schedule a Pre-Sale Home or Septic Inspection with High Tech and we will provide free aerial photographs of your property that you can use for your marketing.

 

The condition of the septic system can be the biggest hurdle during the sale of some properties. There is no need for this. Having a presale septic inspection gives you the knowledge you need and can allow you time to complete simple repairs, or maintenance items. If the system is unsatisfactory and needs replacement, now or in the near term, you can plan for this expense. Your realtor can help you price your home accordingly and plan for negotiations that may require finesse and foresight. A pre-sale septic inspection gives you crucial insights that may prevent losing a buyer, provides peace of mind, and may increase your profit.

Why have a Septic Inspection?

Many homeowners and potential home buyers are unfamiliar with or uneducated when it comes to septic systems. It’s not uncommon for folks to believe that if they flush the toilet or run appliances and don’t notice a problem, there must not be one. With a septic system, this isn’t always the case. In fact, it’s seldom the case. Harsh operating conditions and poor maintenance caused damage, a common occurrence. Having a septic inspection determines the type and location of the system and reports on the overall working condition of the tank(s), distribution box, drain field, and other components. Repairs may be expensive but ignoring them can lead to a more costly system replacement.

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What Can You Expect with a High Tech Inspection?

  • Our certified inspectors perform a pick and shovel inspection of the septic tank. We open the inlet and outlet lids of the septic tank, observe the condition of the tank’s structure, lids, and baffles and determine if the tank needs to be pumped.
  • Water is run from the house to verify proper flow into and out of the tank and to insure the water levels are satisfactory.
  • Lift tanks, pumps, electrical components, and alarms are all inspected for proper operating conditions and structural integrity.
  • The distribution box is unearthed and opened to determine its structural integrity and to evaluate the flow to the drain lines.
  • Flow testing is conducted to industry standards, to determine the operation of the drain field.
  • When needed, a fiberoptic septic camera is used to inspect the drain lines for roots and damaged areas.
  • A detailed electronic report, with photos and description of conditions found during the inspection, will be provided. It will include suggestions for routine maintenance, repairs, or replacement. The available public records will be attached to the report.

Distribution Box: The Heart of The System

While not all systems have a distribution box, most especially older systems, do. Like a heart, the flow in and out of the D box allows us to evaluate the health of a system. From here, flow to the drain lines can be evaluated. This allows the inspector to determine if there is equal flow, uneven flow, or in some cases, no flow at all. The distribution box provides the ability to have the drain lines scoped with a high-tech fiber-optic septic camera to determine if blockages or damages are present or to identify the presence of plaque or debris. Having completed over a thousand septic inspections our estimate is that over 50 percent of D boxes are in need of repair or replacement. Holes and corrosion can allow dirt, roots, and water to enter the system which can, in turn, shorten its life span. Often damage to the D box, or problems with one or more drain lines can only be determined by opening this box. If your system has a distribution box, High Tech will make every effort to locate, excavate, and inspect this vital component of your system. Like a visit to a cardiologist, this inspection is as important as listening to your heart.