Get a Septic Tank Inspection Before Buying a Home

- Thursday, August 13, 2020
Morse Engineering and Construction - Septic Tank Inspection

If you’re considering buying a house with a septic tank, include the septic system in your home inspection. A septic inspection will give you peace of mind and prevent any costly headaches after moving in.

A septic system inspection includes the following:

  • Date of the last inspection to determine if it’s properly maintained
  • The level of sludge in the tank
  • Location of the drain field, it should not be located near the well or any body of water
  • Confirmation that the system is large enough for the home that it serves
  • Presence of liquid waste on the ground surface
  • Tank and lid are free of cracks or leaks
  • Baffles are firmly connected to inlet and outlet pipes
  • Drain lines each receive the same amount of water

For more information on a septic system inspection, contact Morse Engineering and Construction.