While being funny, this comic is not far from the truth. Some problems with a septic system can be very easy to spot. Other problem are much more subtle and take a trained eye to uncover. A septic system is the most expensive single component on any property. If it fails it can cost as much as $15,000 to $30,000 or more to replace. Dropping a dye tablet into a toilet or holding tank, running some water and seeing if the dye shows up anywhere is not a proper inspection. Allegiant Home Inspections has a certified PSMA Inspector on staff (Not a subcontractor). They are trained and experienced with all types of Septic Systems. From the modern filtration systems to 19th century cesspools.
We will make sure that the fixtures are confirmed to flow into the septic tank, that the tank is opened and thoroughly inspected, that the drainage field is located and the aggregate is probed to find out its condition.
It is normally the sellers responsibility to pay for the uncovering of the lids and then the pumping of the septic tank. Once this is done we need to return to inspect the empty tank. This is necessary to ensure the integrity of the tank walls with a visual inspection. Our Septic Inspection includes this important final step at no additional charge.
Hydraulic Load Test
If the septic inspection results in the need for more investigation or by PA law if the house has been vacant for more than 7 days a hydraulic load test is required. If scheduled at the time of the septic inspection you will receive a discount on this important service. The test will take a minimum of 48 hours and ensures that the absorption area is working properly.
Call now to book an inspection, get a quote, or see if an inspection is right for you