certified septic inspections
In 2006, the State of Arizona enacted a law that requires a septic inspection be performed and a transfer of ownership filed for all properties with on-site wastewater treatment facilities (septic systems). This law requires all system inspectors to be NAWT trained and certified. This certification process ensures that all inspectors have the necessary experience to perform a septic inspection properly.
JT's inspectors are NAWT certified and have years of experience installing new systems and doing routine repair work on sewer lines, septic tanks and leach fields.
A typical septic inspection includes the following on-site procedures:
- Locate and uncover the septic tank lids.
- Remove lids and do a visual septic inspection of inlet and outlet baffles, and/or tees.
- Pump the tank and inspect the structural integrity of the tank walls and lid. If a tank includes a filter, then the filter is cleaned at this point.
- Test the leach field by introducing high volume water to the tank outlet line.
- Inspect the yard for signs of surfacing or other indicators of leach line failure or distress.
- Flush toilet in the house or add water to sewer clean-out to make sure the sewer line is clear and functioning properly.
- Replace tank lids and backfill.
After the inspection, the paperwork is processed and sent to the property owners or their agents. By law, this inspection is good for a period of six months. If a house is sold, this work needs to be done no longer than six months prior to close of escrow.