Everyone understands how important it is for their septic system to be in good working order. If you are buying or selling a home, you’ll want to ensure there are no costly surprises that could interfere with the sale. Evolve Property Inspections specializes in septic systems and can help you be as informed as possible about your home with our assessments. Let’s talk about how a septic tank inspection can help you, and why you might need one.
What Happens During a Septic Tank Inspection?
Our septic inspections are performed by a third-party licensed and insured septic inspections company, which will pump out the septic tank so that it can be properly inspected. We will evaluate the condition of the septic system and provide you with an in-depth analysis of the overall viability and estimated lifespan of the septic system. We will then recommend necessary repairs or replacements and give you an estimate of the cost for those. You will receive a detailed report as well as photographs after the inspection.
Why You Would Need a Septic System Inspection
Homebuyers should schedule a septic tank inspection when their home is not connected to the city sewer system. Since the installation of a septic system and even septic repairs can cost a lot, you’ll want to know the condition of the system before making your final choice to purchase the home. If you are the seller, it’s good to be proactive about learning the condition of the septic system and making any necessary repairs before putting your home on the market. For all other homeowners, a yearly septic system inspection will ensure the system is in good working order, prolong its life, and avoid potential sanitation issues.
What Exactly Is Inspected on the Septic Tank?
Evolve’s Certified Master Inspector will follow all InterNACHI guidelines and will inspect the following:
- Verify the date that the tank was last pumped
- Check the sludge level to determine if the tank should be pumped
- Verify that the tank and drain field are the correct distance from wells and streams
- Ensure that the system is sized correctly to the home/business and the number of people using it
- Check for any unsanitary conditions, such as the presence of liquid waste on the ground surface
- Check that the tank is watertight to avoid the converging of wastewater and groundwater
- Inspect riser lids and baffles
- Examine drain lines by opening the distribution box
Schedule Your Septic Tank Inspection Today
Evolve Property Inspections wants to make your real estate transaction as stress-free as possible by providing you with all the facts you need. In addition to septic inspections, we provide sea wall inspections, pool and spa inspections, general home inspections, pre-listing inspections, and more. Contact us at (305) 506-8969 to request a quote or to schedule your inspection. We serve Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas including Kendall, Pinecrest, and Coral Gables.