Septic System Inspection

What is a Septic System Inspection?

Septic system service is actually shorthand for Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Inspection. At All Atlanta | AmeriSpec Inspection Services, we complete a septic dye test which allows us to fully stress the system and test for any catastrophic failures. Should the tank be full or a field line clogged or damaged. This allows us to test the system without having to dig the yard up to remove the lid off the tank. Most sellers do not want you to disturb the landscaping before you have purchased it. This type of test can give a buyer some piece of mind. Also we are going to determine if there has been any additions to the house or added bedrooms that might cause the septic tank to be too small for the additional rooms.

The ICC building code says that the effective liquid capacity for dwellings shall be based on the number of bedrooms proposed or that can be anticipated. (If you finished the basement and add a bedroom generally your tank is too small)

Home Inspections Atlanta

Have your own list of questions or concerns about the property you’re considering buying or selling, and Talk to the inspection company in advance. Or the inspector at the inspection. This will ensure that the clients concerns will be addressed and that any special arrangements can be made ahead of time.
Real estate agents should instruct sellers to ensure that all areas of the home are easily accessible to the inspector. For example, if the attic access point is inside a closet, all clothes and belongings should be removed for ease of entry and exit.

If you’re a homebuyer, it’s especially important to be present during the inspection, especially the last hour. By being there with the inspector and paying close attention, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Have all of your questions and concerns addressed as they arise.
  • Understand the condition of each key component throughout the house and property, helping establish a better understanding of the home and the resulting inspection report.
  • Truly understand any concerns you may have about the Inspection findings that look worse on paper than they really are. Save time and avoid frustration by learning about the function of your new home. You may find out how the heating system works, how to light pilot lights, how to turn on various appliances and components, and where shut-offs are located. The inspector can also point out maintenance needs and procedures, and explain how and when to check on specific items that need periodic maintenance

Read your home inspection report thoroughly. If you have concerns or need clarification—no matter how minor the issue may seem—never hesitate to reach out to your home inspector to find out more.

All Atlanta Inspectors are always willing to go the extra mile to help put your mind at ease. Whether you choose to hire All Atlanta Inspection Services or not, please be sure to use a qualified, trained professional to conduct your home inspection. A home purchase is the investment of a lifetime, and you deserve to have complete confidence in your financial decision.

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