If you plan to put your home on the market in the near future, you need to be sure that it passes all necessary inspections first, to ensure that it is in good enough condition to sell. Many people forget to get their Title V septic system inspected before trying to sell their home. The guide below walks you through everything you need to know about a septic system inspection.
Inspect the Location of the Septic Tank
The first thing the inspector will do is determine the location of the septic tank. There are guidelines regarding how far the septic tank has to be from the home for optimal health and safety of the home. The inspector will determine if the septic tank is far enough away or if it needs to be moved to meet the necessary regulations.
Inspect the Condition of the Septic Tank
The inspector will determine the age of the septic system. An older system will not work as well as a newer system thanks to the advancements that have been made over the years in septic systems. He or she will look to make sure that there are no leaks and determine if the tank needs to be pumped in the near future, as well.
Inspect the Size of the Tank
The size of the septic tank will also be inspected. The size of the tank needed for each house is determined by the number of bedrooms in the home. If you added rooms onto your house over the years, the tank that was installed when your home was built may not be large enough to suit the needs of a home with more bedrooms.
Inspect the Soil Absorption of the Septic System
When the inspector inspects the tank, he or she will also inspect the soil absorption system to ensure that everything is absorbing the way it is supposed to be. If it is determined that absorption is not occurring properly, it could be a sign of failure in the hydraulic system, that will need to be repaired before the home can be put on the market.
When the inspector is done with his or her inspection, a report will be created. The report can then be given to potential buyers when the house is put on the market to show that the system is in good condition and that there are no major issues that should need to be addressed in the near future.