How To Get Ready For Your Title 5 Inspection
If you’re planning to sell or refinance your home it is very important to pass your Title 5 inspection. A Title Five inspection is required by the Board of Health and the state to make sure your septic system is fully up to code. Not passing your Title 5 inspection can result in expensive repairs that can push back the sell date of your home. There are a few ways that you can prepare your drains and tank for a Title 5 inspection. This will help to minimize the clogs and keep your septic system running in the best condition possible. Here are a few tips to prepare for your Title 5 inspection.
- Stop using any bleach or chemicals. If you’re using harsh chemicals like bleach to clean your sinks, tubs, or toilets you can be killing off the good bacteria in the septic tank. This bacteria is vital for breaking down waste so you can avoid clogs and back-ups. Start using all natural cleaning products.
- Cut down on your laundry. Doing too much laundry at once can over tax your septic system and cause the drains to back up. This isn’t good for your septic system or your Title 5 inspection. Try spacing the laundry out over several days.
- Fix any leaks. Even a tiny leak can create a problem over time.
- Stop using your garbage disposal. A septic system was not designed to break down food from a garage disposal and it always results in drain clogs.
- Pay attention to the outside too. Never grow trees or shrubs on top of the system as the roots will damage the pipes and leaching field. If roots do block a pipe, there is a snake machine that can cut away the roots, however if the tree is not removed the pipes will eventually get clogged again.
- Schedule routine septic pumping. Plan to have your tank pumped every 1 to 2 years. You should also schedule a septic pumping service to be done the day of your Title 5 inspection.