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Quick Tips for Choosing a Septic Inspector

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Are you buying a house and need an inspector to examine the existing septic system? Remember, septic inspections are the same. The planning and installation of a new septic system is an expensive investment, so the inspection is not something you want to skimp on. Make sure to keep the following questions top-of-mind before hiring a septic inspector. These tips will help ensure you choose the right company for the job.

  • Is the inspector certified by the National Association of Wastewater Transporters (NAWT)?
  • Does the inspector hold a valid Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) license to install the type of system they are inspecting?
  • Is the inspector knowledgeable about the type of system they are inspecting?
  • Is the inspector knowledgeable about local real estate inspection requirements for each county and entity?
  • What are the inspection procedures?
  • Does the inspector have different procedures for different types of systems?
  • How does the inspector locate the tank?
  • Does the inspector look inside the tank or pump the tank during the inspection?
  • Does the inspector obtain the records on the system prior to the inspection and provide the records with the report?
  • Will the inspection report be acceptable by your mortgage company?
  • How long has the inspector been in business?
  • What experience does the inspector have with the type of system?
  • If repairs are recommended, is the inspector knowledgeable about repair requirements in each local area?
  • Can the inspector provide an estimate if repairs are recommended?


We are septic inspection experts. We inspect over 400 septic systems every year, and we provide continuing education for our industry on inspections. We have the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best inspection for your circumstance every time. Give us a call at 210-698-2000 (San Antonio) or 830-249-4000 (Boerne/Hill Country) for a free phone estimate on your inspection.


For 80 years, Van Delden Wastewater Systems has withstood the test of time as the leading Wastewater System company, providing San Antonio, Boerne, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country with services you can count on now and in the future. 

Call us for any of your wastewater systems needs and let our professionals help you with your septic installation and maintenance requirements: 210.698.2000 (San Antonio) or 830.249.4000 (Boerne).


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