Inspections

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A good septic inspection
includes drainfield borings.

Whether selling or buying a home, our inspections are tailored to your needs. We are certified through local health departments and the State of Michigan. We are fully qualified for FHA, VA, and Rural Development inspections.

There are many good reasons to have a septic system inspected:

  • To buy a house (due diligence like a home inspection)   FHA, VA, RD Certified (encourage buyers; satisfy regulations)
  • To sell a house (regulatory or sales incentive)
  • To troubleshoot problems
  • To increase occupancy (ensure adequate capacity)
  • To remodel a house (ensure adequate capacity and verify location)

Septic systems fail progressively, and problems exist long before they show up in the house.  A good inspection tells whether the system is working, and how well it is working.

 

Our inspections include:

  • Detail on how well the system is working Description of construction features
  • Troubleshooting advice with sensible solutions
  • Written reports
  • Accurate site plans
  • Advice specific to the system
  • Educational material

 

We need access to the house, and water should be turned on. The inspection itself normally takes about two hours. We verify the type of system, size of the system, and map on an aerial photo or with a CAD program. We will be probing and digging into the system, with the goal of finding out materials used, condition of the materials, and how much daily loading it can handle. (MISS DIG should be contacted if underground utilities are suspected in the area. Enviro-Assist cannot be responsible for underground lines that have not been marked) A written report is provided one to two days after the inspection. If a well inspection was included, the report is provided once the water sample results come back from the laboratory.

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