GreenWorks Premium Inspection Services
Guarantee That Your
Septic System And Water Well Are In Working Order
According to recent surveys, more than one in five U.S. households and public buildings rely on a septic system. A septic system treats waste underground. It disposes of unwanted wastewater and solids from a building or home’s plumbing. Most rural homes or buildings with septic systems also rely on a well that provides water for daily use.
Sometimes, finding out a home or building has a well and septic system creates nervousness for potential buyers. However, having a proper inspection of both provides you with answers to your questions about potential repairs. A septic and well inspection is used to observe how the systems currently function and if they are compromised or damaged in any way.
When buying a home or commercial property in rural areas, you want to ensure that you have access to clean water. A certified inspector will conduct a quality test on the water that confirms it is potable and safe to drink.
They will also tell you how much water (and at what pressure) the pump can deliver. This is important to assure that the amount being delivered is adequate for daily use.
A septic system receives, treats, and disposes of unwanted wastewater and solids from a building’s plumbing system. Solids are partially broken down into sludge within a septic tank and are then separated from effluent (water) and scum (fat, oil, and grease). Effluent regularly exits the tank into a drain field where it is naturally filtered by soil and bacteria; then it reenters the groundwater. Some systems are aerobic and rely on an aerator and enzymes to break down the matter. These utilize a pump and sprinklers to spread the effluent to the drain field.
Scum and sludge must be pumped periodically and should never enter the drain field.
Using a visual-only, non-invasive approach, septic inspections are used to locate system components, observe how the system functions, and determine if any repairs are needed. The inspection includes running all of the plumbing fixtures, looking for effluent at the surface of the drain field, dipping the tank to determine depth of sludge and scum levels, and assessing if the tank covers are both watertight and in fair condition. Occasionally, the tanks and risers are buried, and their location cannot be determined. In this case it is likely that the septic system has not been pumped or inspected in several years.
Why Is A Septic And Well Inspection So Important?
Septic and well systems can cost thousands of dollars to replace. By conducting a quick inspection of these features when buying a house or commercial property, you can protect yourself from having to foot the bill for costly repairs. It is a good idea, if possible, to collect any existing information from the owner of the property about the maintenance history of the well and septic system.
What Can You Expect During A
Septic Or Well Inspection?
DURING A SEPTIC OR WELL INSPECTION, OUR MAIN CONCERN IS ENSURING THAT YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM WORKS.
YOUR WELL WILL ALSO BE INSPECTED FOR PROPER CONSTRUCTION AND WATER QUALITY.
THE INSPECTION INCLUDES:
- Assessing septic tank covers to ensure they’re watertight and in fair condition
- Checking septic system components
- Determining condition of drain field
- Dipping septic tank to determine depth of sludge and scum levels
- Inspecting well to ensure proper construction
- Looking for effluent at the surface of the drain field
- Testing the well water system pressure and overall functionality
At GreenWorks, Our Certified Inspectors Are Held To High
Standards. We Guarantee That You’re Receiving A Quality Inspection.
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