Frequently Asked Inspection Questions
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Is there anything i must do prior to the inspection?
Must the septic tank be pumped during the inspection?
How long does an inspection take?
Do I need to be present during the inspection?
How long before I get my written report?
What if the house has been vacant?
Can the buyer be present during the inspection?
Can you do other water tests besides bacteria?
Can you do an FHA/VA/HUD loan certified inspection?
Do you install new septic systems?
How long will I be waiting for the inspector to show up?
Do you accept credit cards?
What if problems are found?
I have water in my vent pipe, does this mean my septic has failed?
I don't have a septic vent pipe. Can you still inspect my system?
I have an old drywell type septic system, is this ok?
My well & septic systems are very old. Do they have to meet today's codes?
Are all septic systems dye tested the same?
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Influenced by the changes in the economic and legal environments over the past 30 years, home inspection reports have changed to accommodate increased consumer expectations, and to provide more extensive information and protection to both inspectors and their clients. Development of Standards Prior to the mid-1970s, inspection reports followed no standard guidelines and, for the most part, there was little or no oversight or licensure. As might be imagined, without minimum standards to follow, the quality of inspection reports varied widely, and the home inspection industry was viewed with some suspicion. With the founding of the American Society
Information, Operation & Management Of Septic Systems A septic system is really a Wastewater Recycling System that utilizes the natural soil to treat the wastewater before returning it to the groundwater basin. What happens when you flush the toilet? Where does the wastewater go? For those of you not connected to a municipal sewer, the solution lies in the septic tank. A septic tank is typically the first component of a septic system. A system can be as simple as a septic tank and drainfield or include any number of add-ons, such as an aeration tank, sand filter, pump/siphon chamber