Portland / Vancouver Metro - The Dalles - Hermiston OR & Tri Cities WA
Having a septic inspection is an important part of maintaining your septic system. Potential problems may be uncovered that could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs later. Whether you’re maintaining a property or purchasing a new one Speedy Septic provides reliable and thorough septic inspections services.
What Does Septic Inspection Consist of?
A septic inspection is an evaluation of your septic system where highly-trained technicians will use specialized equipment to determine the system’s condition and uncover any potential problems. We also ensure that all the materials meet local requirements. At Speedy Septic, we offer two levels of inspections:
- Non-Certified Inspection: Technicians will inspect the septic tank only. They’ll look for any holes or leaks, ensure it’s draining properly, and determine if any areas are overfilling. After this inspection, the property owner will learn of the septic tank’s overall condition.
- Certified Full System Inspection: This inspection assesses the septic tank and drainfield. Technicians will be able to tell you which type of septic system you have, where it’s located, the capacity, and whether it’s up to code. After this inspection, property owners will receive a detailed report of the system’s condition.
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In Oregon, the DEQ requires system inspections to be performed only by licensed inspectors using an 8-page report called the Existing Systems Evaluation Report. In Washington, each county determines septic rules. When you have your inspection performed by Speedy Septic you are getting the most comprehensive in both Oregon and Washington.
Experts in Septic Repair
At Speedy Septic our technicians never sell repairs or work during an inspection. If a problem is discovered, Speedy Septic will provide a quote later for reliable septic tank repairs, including fixing leaks, repairing internal plumbing, repairing risers, and installing filters.
How Often are Septic Inspection Services Needed?
It’s generally a good idea to have your septic tank or system inspected every 4 to 5 years before you have to invest in costly repairs or in an entirely new septic system. However, it depends on the type of system you have.
- Gravity-fed systems should be inspected at least every 3 years.
- Alternative Treatment Technology systems (ATTs) and sand filter systems should be inspected annually.
Septic Inspection When Buying or Selling a Home
The last thing a new homeowner wants is the unexpected cost of replacing a septic system as these can be the single most expensive part of a home to replace. If you’re buying a home with an existing septic system it’s recommended you schedule a comprehensive septic inspection. This will help you learn: the type of system, whether it’s up to code, its condition, and more. Knowing these factors could help you when negotiating.
Speedy Septic also performs site inspections. These are required if you are planning to build a home on a rural piece of land. During this inspection, the soil is evaluated.
Speedy Septic Provides Certified Septic Inspections
Septic system failures are not only costly to repair, but they can be potentially hazardous to your family’s health as well as your pets. That’s why it is important to have your septic tank or system regularly inspected. At Speedy Septic, we are licensed inspectors and we offer an affordable septic maintenance program for residential customers, so contact us today for your septic inspection and repair!
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