SEPTIC SYSTEM INSPECTIONS
Like most regulations, septic system requirements vary state by state. Yes, it can get complicated, but don’t worry — we’re deeply knowledgeable about the unique inspection requirements for your area.
Our highly-trained and permit-carrying inspectors can complete a thorough inspection in just a few hours. We’ll give a detailed report of our work, of course, and handle all the paperwork for you. Sound good? Let’s get started.
Massachusetts Title V (Title 5) Inspections
Selling or remodeling your home? Through all the hustle and bustle, the last thing you want to be worrying about is your septic tank. (And your mother-in-law, but we can’t help you with that.)
Title 5 inspections are required before the sale of any home in Massachusetts, and many remodeling projects require them as well. The process is simpler than you might think, though — our licensed inspectors can examine your septic system top to bottom to make sure it’s in working order.
While we do our examination, we can also provide a full septic pumping service. This helps our inspector make a full round of observations, too.
An inspection can result in a pass, a fail, or a conditional pass. If you pass, you’re all set — we’ll provide you with proof of a successful inspection.
In the case of a conditional pass, our inspector will simply describe which component needs replacement or repair. In most cases, our team can make those changes quickly and professionally.
Once you’re cleared to go, we’ll shake your hand heartily and issue a certificate of compliance that designates your Title 5 as “passed.” Congrats!
For a failed inspection, we’ll go over the reason for the fail and the Board of Health will help determine the next steps to get you back on track to a healthy system.
A quick side note: Title 5 inspections do require digging up and inspecting each component of your system. Since these holes can be quite deep (and because we don’t have that many shovels on hand!) we need to use a small backhoe for most inspections. As you might imagine, this is some serious digging, so our attorneys require us to state that, “we are not responsible for any damage to landscaping, including but not limited to grass, shrubs, trees, flowers, sprinkler lines/systems.”
Your Title 5 inspection will be valid for two years. Good news, though: if you have your septic system serviced each year before the anniversary date of the last inspection, your Title 5 certificate will now last for three years.
Request your Title V Inspection Today! (Regards to your mother-in-law.)
Rhode Island ISDS Inspection
Are you a Rhode Island resident? Some towns require periodic ISDS (Individual Sewage Disposal System) Inspections. The town will notify you, usually by mail, that it’s time for an inspection.
Luckily, we have plenty of ISDS Certified Inspectors on staff who can perform the inspection and submit the appropriate paperwork to your local DEM (department of environmental management) office on your behalf.
During this inspection, our technician will conduct a flow test, check all of your septic system components (minus the Distribution Box), inspect for staining and any other potential issues, and then write up a full report regarding your system’s health. If needed, we’re happy to provide septic pumping service at the time of inspection.
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When it comes to septic system inspections for Connecticut real estate transactions we’ve got it handled.
If you are a real estate agent… you can count on us for superfast response time (the kind you need when trying to close a deal). Since we’ve got the largest network of certified inspectors in the state, that means your transaction will NEVER be delayed. We offer next day report turnaround.
And, since we also have the most experience evaluating, installing, maintaining and repairing septic systems for residential or commercial properties, you can rest easy knowing the quality will be top drawer.
If you are a home buyer… we will perform a complete septic inspection utilizing our proprietary Wind River Environmental 7-Step Septic Inspection Process With Image Capture (also known by the unpronounceable acronym, WRE7SSIPWIC).
Here’s what the WRE7SSIPWIC includes:
- Locate and open septic tank for pumping and visual inspection.
- Precise tank measurement and scum/sludge layer evaluation for proper system operation.
- System inlet line check utilizing septic system imaging technology.
- System baffle and outlet filter check (if present).
- Visual inspection of pipe leaving property foundation for leaks.
- Evaluate system impacts from water treatment, ejector or sump pump and garbage disposal use (if present).
- Image capture to leaching system for evaluation of system leach field function.
Inspection reports are delivered the next day, along with Wind River Septic Preventative Maintenance Program and Septic System “Do’s and Don’ts” for Long Term System Care. (You guessed it: WRSPMPSSDDLTSC.)
And by the way, each inspection comes with a $50 coupon (credit on account), good for your first Wind River service call after closing on your new property!
Schedule a Connecticut Inspection today!
Buying A New Home?
First of all, congratulations — it’s an exciting time (no, we can’t help you move). During the process, be sure to check if your new home has a septic system. If so, you’ll want to make sure the system has been looked over by a licensed technician before closing the deal.
To help with your home search, take a visit to MassRealty.com. Mass Realty helps individuals find MA Real Estate including condos, townhouses, and homes for sale. If you’re out of state, don’t worry — MassRealty also services Rhode Island and Connecticut.