Septic Tank Inspections for Barrie and surrounding areas
When it comes to having septic tank inspections in the Barrie area, repair services, or general maintenance services performed on your septic tank system, there are a number of steps a reputable, certified, and fully licensed service tech is going to take in the inspection process. So, as a homeowner or local business owner in search of septic tank inspections companies to perform inspection services, what should you look for in a company you are contemplating hiring, and what should you expect from the service provider upon arrival? These are some things which a good inspector is going to do, and take into consideration when inspecting or otherwise servicing your septic tank system.
Full inspection –
Sure, any inspector can come to your home, look at the tank, and tell you everything is functioning normally. How much good is this going to do you? When choosing an inspector, you want to do the interviewing before deciding on a company to hire for such services. Make sure to inquire as to how they inspect the tank, whether or not they are going to look at and inspect all components of the tank, and how thorough their inspection is. It is important for you to be present when inspections are conducted, simply to ensure the inspector doesn’t take any shortcuts. But, when interviewing a company over the phone prior to hiring them, asking the right questions, and listening to the inspection process they are going to take, will give you an indication as to how qualified they are. If they can name all parts, inform you of the inspection process, how they conduct it, and provide a thorough description of the septic tank inspections they will perform, this is a good indicator they are a reputable inspector. On the flip side, if they simply tell you they will look at the main components, but can’t name parts, or don’t give you in depth information about the procedure, you may want to turn to a different company for inspection service needs.
The septic tank inspections process :
Points a good inspector will check –
When performing septic tank inspections, a good inspector is going to know there are certain steps which must be taken during the process. Some of the points which should be covered during the process include:
1. Running water into the tank from the home (a faucet in the home), to ensure proper flow and pressure.
2. Checking openings on the tank to ensure baffles are okay and fully functional.
3. Checking to ensure no signs of backup are present or failure to operate efficiently are noticed.
4. Measure layers of scum and sludge to ensure the tank’s pressure system, and to ensure your tank is as clean as possible.
Although this is not an all inclusive list of the steps taken in the inspection process, a good inspector will know that these are a few of the most important steps to take during the septic tank inspections process. Not only does this ensure the tank is properly enclosed, operational, and has proper pressure levels, but also ensures all water flowing to and from the home, is as clean and usable as possible for you and your family as well.
Distribution box inspection –
During the inspection of the septic tank, a professional, highly qualified inspector is also going to check the distribution box of the tank. What does this do? During this point of the inspection, your inspector is going to be able to see that each drainfield line is receiving the same amount of effluent. Additionally, this will allow them to check that drainage is properly occurring in the tank, to avoid the potential of backups, clogs, or other issues with the septic system.
Checking for escapes –
When performing the septic tank inspections, a qualified inspector is also going to make sure that no solids are escaping from the tank. Further, they are going to fully inspect the tank’s drain lines during this process. This allows them to make sure the drain lines are in good condition, are in proper working condition, and it allows them to ensure the septic tank system is operating as efficiently as possible, to avoid the potential of escapes in the future, or other issues possibly turning up, by simply inspecting the drain lines in your septic tank system.
Certified, licensed, bonded –
Okay, now that you know a few of the steps which are taken during the septic tank inspections process, who do you hire? All companies or local contractors will claim to be the most qualified and most reputable company in the area, when you know this isn’t the case. For this reason, you are only going to want to deal with companies which meet these criteria. If they are not fully certified to perform inspections and septic services, aren’t fully licensed, and if a company isn’t bonded, you might want to forego hiring them, and consider a different service contractor for inspection, or other tank servicings you need to have performed. It is also important to rely on a company or independent contractor that is licensed in the local area, and has all requisite licenses to perform septic tank inspections, installation, and other general repair and tank servicings. All of these credentials ensure they are knowledgeable, are properly certified to perform inspections, and that the inspector is going to perform inspections properly, efficiently, and will use the latest service methods and techniques, to ensure a thorough inspection of your septic tank system is conducted when they visit your home.
Because there are several local inspectors you can hire for septic tank inspections, taking the time to compare credentials, ratings, and even local referrals prior to hiring a company, will help you in deciding on the service team to hire. In the end, you want to know you are dealing with a reputable service team. Not only do we have these credentials, our service team has performed hundreds of septic tank inspections, giving us the knowledge, experience, and hands on experience, which other local competitors in this industry do not have, ensuring we are the top experts for your tank servicing needs.