What to expect when you have a Title 5 Inspection

The Title 5 Septic Inspection takes about 1-2 hours to complete. In most instances, you must be present at time of inspection because we need to inspect the plumbing in the basement and you must answer some general questions for the inspector. If you are on town water, we will need a copy of the water records for the past 2 years.  You can obtain this from your local town hall. 

We will also need a copy of your septic system as-built.  This piece of paper will usually be found with the paperwork from when you purchased your home or you can get a copy of it from your local town hall. 

The as-built looks like this:

As Built

Please do not confuse it with the plot plan which usually looks like this:

Plot Plan

We will need to expose up to four component covers in your yard. All digging is done by hand, 99% of the time. We use state of the art equipment to locate all system components. You will not be able to even tell that we were there after the inspection is complete in most cases!

It is NOT required for your septic tank to be pumped as part of the inspection per DEP guidelines but there are circumstances that may require your tank to be pumped. We will let you know if you system has passed or failed at the time of inspection. Reports will be issued to the homeowner and Board of Health . If you are thinking about selling your home, have your system inspected BEFORE you list your home for sale.

For more information, please visit: Title 5 Inspection Consumer Info

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