There are two ways to have your tank inspected, and there might be a number of different reasons why you might have it inspected. You want to make sure that you are following rules and regulations when it comes to your home. If the state, county, or city says you need an inspection on the septic system that you have then you should be sure to get one. This might cost you a little money to get done, but it is better than a large fine in the end. Find out which septic tank inspection you will need when the time comes.

Usually the first of the two inspections is done by a home inspector, and doesn’t take much when it comes to inspecting the tank. The inspect the tank with hydraulic loading which allows them to load up the system, place dye in it, and then drain it all out again. The leech field can then be observed when it comes down to the septic area and leech area. The only problem with using this method is that it does not inspect the pump or the tank of the system. It is less costly, and is still reliable as long as you do not have to have the pump or tank inspected as well.

The second of the two has to be performed by a licensed septic contractor. This might be more costly since it requires the use of a professional and the pumping of the tank to visualize the inspection. Once they look around the tank for any places that it might have failed they can either pass or fail the inspection which determines what you will need to do next.

If you fail then you will need to fix the areas of the septic that failed. This is because having a broken septic system might be harmful to you and everyone around you. You want to make sure that it is running properly, and that everything is taken care of as far as the septic is concerned.

You might want to consider having a septic tank inspection if:

  • You purchase a home that has a septic tank system
  • You are selling a home that has a septic tank system
  • You think there might be a crack, leak, or other damage done
  • If you do not pump your septic at least every one to three years

Depending on the situation, there is much to be considered. You will want to ensure that the professional who is working on the septic tank at your home is a licensed professional, and that they are a certified inspector is with the state. This allows you to get the most out of Jacksonville Septic since all of our professionals are award winning, and standing by to help you get the septic work that you need done. They have wonderful customer service staff, give them a call or drop by the office to find out if they can help you with your septic system today.