Septic Tank Inspection Service

Each septic system has its requirements for inspections. Our EarthCare inspectors are thoroughly trained and certified and permitted appropriately within our service area. Our inspections are done fast and provide you detailed information regarding the work we do. Request a system inspection now.

Certifications And Inspections Of Septic Systems

We at EarthCare proudly have a number of certified inspectors on our staff operating from all our facilities, ready and willing to perform a thorough inspection of your septic tank and system. You get a full report in writing detailing the whole system, and these reports meet the requirements of real estate transactions. Our inspectors are certified and trained by the PSMA and perform their inspections according to the guidelines of the Pennsylvania Septage Management Association. Additionally, we are certified for Hoot Septic System Install and Norweco Septic System Install.

When Do You Need An Inspection?

Certification of a septic system is necessary for most any real estate transaction, property refinances, or just to help you sleep soundly at night. An inspection is a smart thing to do before putting your home on the market. If it turns out the repairs or component replacements need to happen, it can result in delays in selling a property and perhaps even scuttle a deal. A septic system is often the largest utility within a home, and it needs to be treated respectfully.

What Are The Components Of An Inspection?

Our certified and trained inspectors follow PSMA standards and criteria, evaluating accessible components, including the following:
-Tank location
-Drainage area location
-System age
-Occupancy status of the property
-Maintenance and pumping records
-Number of on-site systems
-Prior repairs and dates of them
-How has the system been maintained
-Number of occupants of the property
-Condition and size of the septic system overall

Once all those are checked, the inspection gets more technical and includes the following:
-Checking tank conditions
-Inlet and outlet baffles
-Pumps and related components
-Condition and type of the drainage area
-Evidence of earlier backups
-Evidence of repairs; where they permitted
-Does a tank need pumping
-Existence and functionality of alarms
-Sludge levels
-The number and condition of waste lines
-Any covers of the septic tank

In some instances, the septic system condition might by tested using a hydraulic load.

In the end, the inspector rates conditions of all accessible parts of your system and provides you a written report. This will also have recommendations or needed repairs you might need to get done.