The last thing you want to do after purchasing a new home is install a new septic system. The repairs can be very expensive. You want to make sure that it is working properly, draining well and has lots of life left. The inspection will verify overt signs of malfunctions and vulnerabilities.
We are specially trained in performing comprehensive inspections of a property’s septic systems and related components. The process involves the following steps:
- Locate and access the system components (Septic tank and field) and make sure they’re the right size for your family and not just a buried oil drum. We’ll complete a visual inspection of the tank to make sure that it’s in good conditions.
- With a sewer camera we can explore discharge pipes, leaching field headers and accessible sections of leaching tile. Basically, a visual inspection of the overall system. We can determine if the lines have sags, and if yes, will they pose a problem? Are there any blockages? Is everything draining properly? How quickly is it draining?
- We will identify setback distances to wells, structures, surface water and property lines and calculate the daily design flow of the building and compare it to the capacity of the existing system’s components. For example, is the tank right beside the well? Is the septic on your property or the neighbours?
- We can assess the system’s performance by conducting a hydraulic loading test for peak capacity and a dye test for effluent tracing. We do this by flushing water through the system the contains a color dye that we then observe and time using the camera.