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Home Buying 101: The Importance of Plumbing and a Septic System Title 5 Inspection

What is the Title 5 Inspection?

In Massachusetts, the septic system inspection is known as a Title 5  Inspection(or Title V Inspection), and most other states have similar requirements which must be satisfied prior to the sale of any home. Septic system inspections protect the environment as well as provide the required transparency for any successful real estate transaction.

Wind River and Title 5 Inspections

The inspection procedure can seem quite complicated, but our experienced permit-carrying inspectors are experts at the local regulations and requirements for your area and are ready to walk you smoothly through the process. We’ll need to access various underground components of the system so you can expect some digging with a small backhoe.

Our highly trained inspectors can usually complete a detailed septic inspection in just a few hours, and they’ll take care of all the paperwork for you as well. Once the inspection is complete, there are three possible results:

  • Pass- Great news for the buyer and seller both. The system is in good working order and no further action is required. Our inspector will certify that your septic system has successfully passed inspection.
  • Conditional Pass- If repairs are required we can advise you as to which components of the system require repair or replacement. As septic system experts, our team can quickly make those repairs so we can issue your certificate of compliance.
  • Fail- If a septic system fails we’ll provide the reasons for the failure and the Board of Health advises on what steps need to be taken to correct the failure.

It’s Worth A Little Digging

Septic system replacement is a major investment. Failing systems are not just potential deal-breakers, they can contaminate groundwater resources that affect the entire surrounding community. The Title 5 inspection lets the buyer and seller know exactly what will be required to complete a successful transaction all around while protecting the community from the environmental hazards of a failing system. We think that’s worth a little digging.

Click here to see more detailed information on septic inspections for your state!