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Opening Sewerage Hatch

What to Expect During an Inspection

  • Before we arrive, we will reach out to the local authorities to collect and record plans and information on your home. These records include previous septic tank pumping records, septic as-builts, and design records.

  • Review any owner documents (pumping records, design plans, as-built plans, etc.). This step is not always necessary depending on how thorough the public records are, but we'll let you know before we arrive if there's anything we need from you.

  • Once we arrive, we'll meet with you and ask you a few questions that are necessary as part of the inspection.

  • After this, we'll have you show us to the basement where we will spend a few minutes inspecting all wastewater outlets and taking a few measurements. Once we are done inspecting the basement, we will check that sinks and toilets are draining properly and there are no obvious issues with drainage from inside the home. After we complete our interior inspection, we will go outside for the remainder of the inspection.

  • We will locate and uncover your septic tank covers and distribution box.

    • NOTE: This will generally require some digging. We take pride in what we do, and will do our best job to leave your lawn how we found it. If anything other than grass is found above the system, we will notify you immediately and determine the best course of action.​

  • Once uncovered, we will inspect the system and ensure it is functioning properly.

  • After inspection, we will fill in any holes we created and place any sod we needed to cut back into its proper place. We'll let you know the preliminary results of your inspection before we leave.

  • After the inspection, we will finish the inspection report and send you a copy. We will also submit the inspection to the local board of health as required.

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