If you are buying a home with a septic system, you do not want to skip one vital step in the purchasing process - the septic inspection. As with any system, there are multiple components of your septic system that could fail and cause a very costly mess. Without a proper inspection, you run the risk of that costly mess becoming your responsibility when the seller could have covered it.
Most lenders and buyers want to know the working status of onsite septic or wastewater treatment systems before closing on a property, but did you know that there is no local regulation that requires a septic inspection to be performed by a licensed or certified inspector? Most septic inspections performed in Oklahoma are none other than home inspectors or licensed installers that are only trained on installation but are not experts in examining existing systems for issues that you, as a home buyer, need to know about!
As you can imagine, not having a licensed or certified inspector review the workability of your septic system can lead to misinformation and ultimately increase the likelihood of needing expensive repairs down the road. It is in your best interest to ensure that the septic system in your potential new home is thoroughly examined for issues like:
- Cracked/collapsing tank
- Non-functioning laterals
- An inoperable aerobic pump system
A quick walk-through that involves simply running the water or flushing the toilet is NOT a septic inspection and does not provide an accurate depiction of the workability of your system.
JT SEPTIC is the ONLY Licensed Septic Inspector in Northeast Oklahoma!
We have multiple Licensed Septic Inspectors on staff who have completed extensive training and passed a detailed exam to become licensed for septic inspections. For every inspection, we used a nationally approved Septic Inspection Document provided by NAWT (National Association of Wastewater Technicians).
CALL TODAY to speak with one of our Oklahoma DEQ Licensed Installers and Certified Inspectors about your septic inspection. Our experts have years of experience in the inspection and installation of all types of conventional and aerobic wastewater systems.
Our experts will provide a thorough report within 24-72 hours of the inspection. If the home has previously been part of our regular maintenance contract, we’ll provide copies of past system installation and inspection records to ensure you have all the information to make the best decisions for your septic and for your home.
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Conventional and Aerobic Septic Inspections in NE Oklahoma
There are several types of septic or wastewater system inspections — which type a property needs is determined by the type of system and by the inspector.
Common inspection points include:
- Locating the tank and physically opening it for a thorough inspection.
- Checking liquid level for backup or leaks.
- Ensuring the dividing wall is present and in good condition.
- Checking the tank for corrosion, cracks, roots, etc.
- Checking the liquid level reaction when wastewater is introduced to the system.
- Checking for backflow from the absorption area.
For aerobic wastewater systems (common in Northeast Oklahoma), we also check:
- The Control Box system, breaker, and alarms.
- Aerator Pump operation.
- Water, waste, and chlorine levels within the tank as well as the overall tank structure.
- Effluent Level and Operation (including pump, screen, and sprayer operation).