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Real Estate Inspections

Most lenders and buyers want to know the working status of an OSSF during the option period, before closing on a property that utilizes one. But did you know that there is no local regulation that requires an inspection of an OSSF to be performed by a licensed or certified inspector?

Some home inspectors attempt to perform OSSF inspections by merely flushing the toilet and running some water, maybe even adding dye; in most cases this method is not even close to an accurate indication of the workability or condition of the OSSF.

Our inspectors are TCEQ licensed installers, NAWT certified inspectors, and have years of experience in the installation and inspection of all types of OSSFs — in fact, our inspectors perform over 400 certified real estate inspections each year.

Types of inspections

There are several types of OSSF inspections — which type a property needs is determined the type of OSSF and by the inspector. Common inspection points include:

  • Locating the tank
  • Check liquid level for backup or leaks
  • Dividing wall is present and in good condition
  • Condition of tank (corrosion, roots, etc.)
  • Liquid level reaction when wastewater in introduced to system
  • Check for backflow from absorption area

Your tank may need to be pumped to check these items. We will provide system records and a thorough inspection report every time, usually the same day as the inspection.

OSSF presentations for realtors

If you are a realtor and would like more information for your office and staff, please give us a call or contact us online and we will be happy to come to your office for a complimentary presentation about the different system types of inspections available. This will aid your staff in making an informed decision when ordering an inspection for their clients, or referring their clients to an OSSF inspector.

For more information about septic systems and inspections, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.



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