How Often Should You Have Your On-Site Septic System Inspected? And Other Frequently Asked Questions

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You might have a ton of questions when it comes to your septic tank. After all, there’s something mysterious about having a tank under the ground at your home. Fortunately, here at Delaware Valley Septics, we can answer any questions that you may have. Here are some of the ones that we get asked most frequently about septic system service in Chester County, PA, and other local areas:

Q. How Often Should You Have Your On-Site Septic System Inspected?

A. Most homeowners think that pumping your septic tank will give you an overall view on how your on-site septic system is performing. This is not true. The only way to check the whole system is to perform an inspection. There are many components that make up a septic system and the most important is the drainage field. If you would like to know how your septic system is working, call the experts at Delaware Valley Septic, Sewer and Storm.

Q. How Much Does an Inspection Typically Cost?

The cost depends on how extensive the septic inspection is along with the size of the tank. At Delaware Valley Septics, our pricing is typically $400 for a standard inspection and $525 for a hydraulic load test.

Q. Should I Get an Inspection If I’m Selling My Home?

If you’re selling your home, it will be easier for everyone involved, from the seller to the buyer to the real estate agent, to get your septic tank inspected. However, if repairs are needed, it’s generally negotiable between the seller and buyer. Contract terms typically dictate the course of action, but the seller may have the option of doing the repairs themselves, splitting costs with the buyer, giving the buyer a credit that’s equal to the amount of the repairs, or not doing anything. The buyer can walk away from the transaction if an agreement is not reached.

Q. How Long Will an Inspection Take?

At Delaware Valley Septics, we will provide you with a thorough inspection, so the process will usually take a few hours to be completed. We will carry out a multi-step septic system inspection process that covers every facet of your system.

If your question isn’t here, give us a call at 1-844-4-DELVAL or fill out a contact form. Whether you need a septic inspection or septic installation in Chester County, PA, and the surrounding areas, we look forward to hearing from you!