Septic Inspections

Septic Inspection

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What is a Septic Inspection?

Compliance Inspections and Performance Inspections both assess the condition and functionality of septic systems, but they serve different purposes and have distinct focuses. A Performance Inspection primarily evaluates the operational state of a septic system, analyzing each component’s condition, system type, and maintenance history to ensure it meets the existing needs of the property. This inspection is crucial for understanding the system’s performance and overall health, beneficial for property owners and prospective buyers alike.

On the other hand, a Compliance Inspection goes a step further by comparing the existing system against specific changes proposed for the property, such as additions or modifications that require adherence to local bylaws. This type of inspection includes a thorough review of necessary documentation, ensures that any changes comply with legal standards, and involves submitting reports or approvals as required by local regulations. The primary goal of a Compliance Inspection is to verify that the property modifications do not negatively impact the septic system and are in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements, making it essential for property modifications and ensuring legal compliance.

What Does a Compliance Inspection Include?

Our Compliance Inspections include thorough evaluations designed to address the unique requirements of property modifications:

  1. Detailed Component Mapping: We record the precise location and sizing of your septic system components to ensure they meet current needs.

  2. System vs. Change Analysis: We compare the existing septic system with proposed changes to the property, such as additional bedrooms, floor space, occupants, or external additions like swimming pools or workshops, to ensure compatibility and avoid negative impacts.

  3. Documentation Review: Our team diligently collects and reviews all relevant supplementary documentation, which may include electrical permits, site surveys/plans, and information regarding restrictive covenants or rights-of-way.

  4. Regulatory Compliance Reporting: We prepare and submit all necessary reporting or approval forms required by regional district or municipal bylaws, essential for obtaining building permits or similar documents.

  5. Professional Responsibility: Our Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioners (ROWPs) ensure that no report, statement, or assurance of compliance letter is issued unless it can be substantiated by the data collected during the inspection.

  6. Third-party Consideration: We recognize that any compliance documentation may be scrutinized by third parties and ensure that these documents are reliable for making informed decisions unless otherwise specified.

  7. Legal and Permit Assurance: Our ROWPs are committed to integrity, certifying only systems that have been planned and installed under valid permits.

Tools of the Trade

Carrying out a proper septic inspection requires a technician to be equipped with specialized tools.
Below is a list of tools used regularly during our septic Inspections:
  1. Large WIFI Hathorn 200’ Reel Camera w/ Locating Sonde
  2. Micro WIFI Hathorn 100’ Reel Camera w/ Locating Sonde
  3. Ridgid SR-24 Locator
  4. 4. Ridgid ST-305 Transmitter
  5. Flushable Sondes
  6. Gopro w/ Light
  7. Sludge Judge
  8. T&T Fibreglass Probe
  9. Markers (Cones/Paint/Flags)
  10. DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone