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Septic Inspections

At Owen’s Septic, we offer homeowners two distinct types of inspections: Firstly, our complimentary visual inspection accompanies every pump out, ensuring your system’s well-being. Secondly, our comprehensive inspection is an in-depth assessment which is tailored for homeowners who are needing an inspection for a variety of reasons such as real estate transactions or general peace of mind.

1. Visual Inspections

Experience peace of mind with our complimentary septic inspection at Owen’s Septic. With every pump out, one of our technicians will conduct a visual check of your septic system to assess the overall health of your septic system and promptly address any potential issues that may require attention.

2. Real Estate Inspections

When considering a home with a septic system, it’s essential to prioritize peace of mind. ALWAYS make sure to get a comprehensive inspection before purchasing.

Our real estate inspections typically include

  • obtaining original drawings of the septic system from the county health department (if available)
  • locating and uncovering covered tanks*
  • a flow test to confirm the system is draining correctly
  • a dye addition to confirm that the finger system is not leaking septic waste
  • a sludge test
  • a finger system mapping (if possible)
  • a septic tank inspection
  • general observations and recommendations.

All of our inspectors are IOWPA Certifed. This service is perfect for homeowners prepping their house to sell, or for home buyers who require a septic inspection before closing. * digging may require an additional fee.

Every week, we encounter new homeowners who’ve recently bought a house without a septic inspection. Often, they reach out due to septic system issues.

In fortunate cases, a simple tank pump costing $300 – $500 does the trick. However, the unlucky ones might face a staggering bill of up to $40,000 to revive their system. It’s disheartening to break such news to fresh homeowners, and we’re committed to helping you avoid these unexpected costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

A septic inspection involves a thorough assessment of your septic system’s condition. It aims to identify any potential issues or areas of concern that could affect its performance. At Owens Septic Service, we offer two types of inspections. The first is a complimentary visual inspection conducted during pumpouts, which helps us spot immediate problems. The second is a more comprehensive inspection, ideal for real estate transactions, where we provide a detailed assessment of the system’s overall health. These inspections ensure your septic system operates smoothly and efficiently.

We recommend having your septic system inspected every two to four years. It’s also a good idea to have an inspection done if you are noticing a back up into the house, or you are noticing sewage on your property.  If you are purchasing a home with a septic system we ALWAYS recommend you get an inspection done.

During a septic inspection, we’ll examine the septic tank, check the sludge level, and inspect the drain field for any signs of damage or blockages. We’ll also look for any potential sources of contamination, such as leaking pipes or tanks.

The duration of a septic inspection can vary depending on several factors, such as the size and complexity of the septic system, the type of inspection being conducted, and any potential issues discovered during the process. A basic visual inspection during a routine pumpout may take around 30 minutes to an hour. However, a more comprehensive inspection, especially for real estate transactions, could take a couple of hours to complete. It’s best to consult with us to get a more accurate estimate based on your specific circumstances.

After a septic inspection, the next steps depend on the findings of the assessment. If the inspection reveals that the septic system is in good condition and functioning properly, there may be no immediate action required. However, if any issues or concerns are identified, recommendations for repairs, maintenance, or further investigation may be provided. In the case of real estate transactions, the inspection report could play a crucial role in negotiations or decisions. It’s essential to work with, so we can help guide you through the post-inspection process and help you take appropriate action based on the inspection results.