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Frequently Asked Questions for Realtors

Does your company do the well water testing as well as the septic inspections?

Yes. We are the only company in the area who had the state certified technicians in waterworks and wastewater.

What if the closing is postponed?

If the closing is postponed and the bank requires recertification of the septic inspection, we will take care of this at no extra charge.

What is involved in a septic inspection?

All components of the septic system are inspected for structural condition (tank, influent and effluent baffle tees, pumps, floats, etc.). An absorption test is run on the drainfield with a minimum of 200 gallons of water to test the system’s ability to handle a normal daily load of wastewater flow.

How much notice do you need to do a septic inspection and water test?

The more notice, the better but we normally run about a week between the order and doing the inspections. The water test results will require a minimum of 36 to 48 hours after the sample is pulled.

Do I have to be present for the inspections?

NO

On vacant properties, is it necessary to have electric power turned on?

It is always best to have the power on but with the owner’s permission, we can install a temporary generator to operate the well and any electric components of the septic system.

If a house is serviced by a community well, do we still need to have the water tested for closing?

If the well serves 15 or more houses, the health department requires the operator of the well to test the water on a regular basis and provide a summary known as the Consumer Confidence Report which can be obtained from the well owner upon request.

How long does it take for me to receive the necessary paperwork once the inspections are completed and the water results are ready?

As soon as all information is collected, we will have the paperwork sent to you that day.

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