A Title 5 septic inspection is one in which homeowners need to have their private septic system inspected by a Title 5 inspector who is one that has been state certified to perform such inspections. Times at which a homeowner would be required to have these inspections done includes anytime their property that has a private septic system is being sold, combined, divided, or expanded, or when there is going to be a change in use. In short, any time there is going to be a substantial change in which the septic system should be deemed as properly functioning, or there is something happening that is going to cause significant changes in the input/output that occurs within the septic system, there is a good chance that the Title 5 septic inspection should be done. You can learn more about this inspection by reading the information below.
Research will be conducted
When this inspection is being done, the inspector will:
Interview – The Title 5 septic inspector will interview the property owner, the person who is legally responsible for the property, or the person who is legally able to speak on behalf of the owner with regard to the property and its septic system.
Research – Research will be done at the health department in order to collect data that will be helpful with the inspection process by offering the inspector more information.
Information collection – Information will be collected regarding things like the size of the dwelling, as well as the layout and water usage.
Things that will be inspected manually will include:
Connections - The connections that connect the plumbing from inside of the house to the septic system will be inspected to ensure the connections hold well and aren't showing dangerous signs of wearing.
Pipes – Equipment such as a sewage cam will be used in order to visually inspect the pipes to ensure there are no issues going on with them that need to be addressed.
Tank – The integrity of the tank will also be physically inspected to ensure it is holding up well. The contents of the tank will also be measured, and the contents inside of the distribution box will also be measured.
Inlets/outlets – The inlets and outlets of the tank will be inspected to make sure there are no signs of wearing or faulty material that can indicate there are currently issues with that area of the system.
The Title 5 septic inspector will also provide the homeowner and the local office with a detailed report of the findings from their inspection.