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Get a Septic Tank Inspection Before Your Home Goes Up for Sale

Updated: May 10

Septic tanks are an important component of your home and restaurant or commercial property in general in Georgia and South Carolina. But how do you go about creating a septic tank inspection checklist to keep your septic tank in top shape and avoid unnecessary repairs?

In this article, Septic Works LLC will cover the septic tank inspection checklist in detail and provide you with the best practices for creating one.

What is septic inspection?

A septic tank inspection is a process where septic specialists come to a residential or commercial property to check out the status of the septic system and confirm that everything is in good working order, especially before selling or buying a property.

A septic tank inspection is very important and critical to the longevity of the septic system that sits in your yard. Many homeowners don’t maintain it regularly, since it is unseen and works in secret underground. But you should know that timely septic inspections can identify any septic issues and allow you to address them before they become worse. Once these issues get bigger and it is too late, you will be burdened with hundreds if not even thousands of dollars worth of repairs.

What is a septic tank inspection checklist?

It is a document that outlines all the items that you need to check to ensure your full septic system is working properly without any issues. On the checklist, you may have tasks like checking the water level inside the tank, the tank lid, any leaks or cracks or any type of damage, bad smells, water outlets, abnormal wear and tear, unusually green grass, sediment buildup, clogs and blockages, and distribution boxes.

Having a comprehensive septic tank inspection checklist ensures that any problems are identified on time and addressed early.

There are also many benefits for using a checklist:

  1. It allows septic professionals to validate the health of your system and give you a paper-trail of this.

  2. It may extend the life of your septic system.

  3. It prevents septic issues from getting bigger.

  4. It allows you to comply with industry regulations in Georgia or South Carolina.

How to create a septic tank inspection checklist

Creating a septic checklist is not an intimidating task. You just need to know what to include in the list and which items you will need to check.

First, gather all the necessary septic info to create the checklist; like drawings, maintenance records, septic photos, and any other info. Then create a template and add all the items that need to be inspected. Print it out to have it ready when septic specialists visit your house.

In conclusion, now you know what a septic tank inspection checklist is and how important it is to extend the life of your septic system and avoid costly repairs and unnecessary damage. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to talk to Septic Works LLC at 843-962-6363. Our septic specialists are available around the clock and will be happy to answer any queries you might have.

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