Septic: From A to Z

4 Tips For Ensuring You Pass Your Title 5 Inspection

If you are getting ready to sell your property or getting ready to expand or change your property, you will need to get a Title 5 inspection. A Title 5 inspection is designed to ensure that a poorly managed septic system does not compromise public health. There are steps you can take to improve your septic system and ensure that it passes the inspection.

Tip #1: Check for Plumbing Leaks

First, you will want to check around your home and ensure that you don't have any plumbing leaks. Check all of your faucets, and make sure that none of them are dripping. If they are dripping water, you will want to change out the aerators in your faucets.

You are going to want to check under your counters to ensure that there aren't any leaks. Check your basement or crawlspace to ensure there are not any leaks in those spaces either. If you have leaks in your plumbing system, they will send unnecessary water to your septic system and be a negative mark against you for your inspection. Be sure to check for and address any potential leaks thoroughly.

Tip #2: Reduce the Use of the Garbage Disposal

Second, you are going to want to reduce the use of garbage disposal. Your garbage disposal breaks up a lot of food that isn't going to go anywhere once it gets into your septic system. If you know your septic system will be inspected soon, stop using the garbage disposal to reduce the food waste and sludge that accumulates in your septic system.

Tip #3: Be Careful with Chemical Usage

Third, you will want to be careful with how you use chemicals in your septic tank. Don't use any chemicals in an attempt to remove clogs from your septic system. Don't clean your sinks or bathroom with harsh chemicals.

Harsh chemicals can damage the bacterial balance inside of your tank. When your tank is inspected, the balance of bacteria will be checked inside the tank. If you use harsh chemicals, the bacteria balance is going to be off.

Tip #4: Get Your Tank Inspected & Pumped

Fourth, the best way to ensure your tank is ready for a Title 5 inspection is by getting a regular inspection done of your tank. With a regular inspection, you will learn if there are any issues with your tank. You are going to want to get those issues addressed before your Title 5 inspection.

After the inspection, you are also going to want to get your tank pumped and cleaned. By pumping your tank, you will remove all the sludge build-up. Getting your tank cleaned is an extra service. The insides will be sprayed down, allowing the tank to be as clean as possible and looking its best for the inspection.

If you want to pass your Title 5 inspection, these tips should help. Contact inspection services to learn more.