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The Guidebook to Passing a Septic System Inspection

The Guidebook to Passing a Septic System Inspection

Not everyone is aware of how important their septic system is until something goes wrong and they need help to fix it.

Many are also unaware that in Florida, there are regulation and rules that must be followed when it comes to septic systems. Following these regulations and rules is important in passing inspection. At Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing, we are well aware of these regulations.

We make it a point to help home and business owners understand the rules they must follow in order to ensure their septic systems pass inspection. Whether you’re installing a new system or need to replace an existing one, these are some of the things that should be considered.

Installing a New Septic System

Before doing any kind of work regarding a septic system, the individual or company must be registered and approved by the state. This means training has been completed and licensed individuals can have their registration renewed annually.

Once someone is set to begin work they must submit an application with the Department of Health. Submitted applications must be accompanied by all guidelines, including required fees, soil/percolation tests, and sit plans.

What Gets Inspected

While following all regulations for septic tank placement, licensing, and everything else can help, the inspection will focus a lot on the actual tank itself, and the efficiency of the system. This means ensuring that the septic tank work perfectly to protect the home and the plumbing.

Inspections are typically performed during the home buying process as prospective buyers will want to know that everything is up to standard. If you’re selling or buying a home, make sure the septic tank passes inspection. Here are some things that are commonly checked.

Sludge: Some items that enter the septic tank are more likely to settle towards the bottom of the tank, eventually forming a large volume of sludge. This is a dense lawyer that can become a large problem if there’s an excessive amount of sludge.

Scum: When oils or grease enter the septic tank, they float at the top to create a lighter layer where bacteria can work on digesting these substances.

Flow: The septic tank should flow correctly, preventing any kind of backups or clogs that could cause damage to pipes and plumbing systems.

Why Inspection Is Important

You never truly know what the previous owner of a home has flushed down the toilet and what could be in the septic tank. It’s important to ensure that the septic tank is drained and cleaned properly so that all dangerous elements are eliminated and the waste is allowed to flow correctly.

How Brownie’s Can Help

At Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing, our Orlando plumbing and septic experts can pump septic tanks, perform drain field installation and repair, line cleaning and jetting, tank repairs and replacement, system maintenance and cleaning, drain field rejuvenation and more.

Our services include a thorough inspection of the septic system to ensure everything is working correctly. The last thing you want is for a problem to catch you—or the person buying the home—by surprise. This is what can happen if the waste isn’t removed cleanly and properly, and problems are left to persist.

For 70 years, our team has helped Central Florida home and business owners when the plumbing and septic system services they need. We are committed to getting the job done right the first time so our customers don’t have to fret about potential problems.

When you need a thorough inspection of your septic system, or you are purchasing a new home and want to know if everything is good before making the purchase, we’re here to help. Our services are fast, thorough, and professional so you never have to worry.

Call us today to get the services you need. Dealing with an emergency? We’re available 24/7.

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