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Point of Sale Septic Inspections

When you make the decision to buy a house, getting a professional septic inspection is important. If you are like most Americans, your home will be your largest investment. You should therefore know exactly what you are buying. You can trust Chuck Keene Septic Tank Pumping Service to provide a reliable point of sale inspection for the property. We will get you the information you need to make the best decisions for you, your budget and your future.

Locating the Septic Line and Tank

As a part of our point of sale inspection service, we will map the property’s main sewer line, access point, drain field and septic tank. Pinpointing the exact locations for each of these features will allow us to inspect them for damage and leaks. Also, if you purchase the property, you will know where to find this important infrastructure for future septic services.


Pumping and Tank Inspections

Once the septic tank is located, we will confirm that the contents are layering properly. Sludge should be on the bottom, and gray water should be on top. Once the tank is emptied, we will examine its interior surfaces to check for weak spots, damage or cracking. Our technicians will also inspect the effluent screen and filter to ensure proper functionality.

Checking the Drain Field

Your septic system’s drain field is a shallow pit of unsaturated soil where gray water can safely percolate into the ground. This is usually located underneath the yard. Dirty liquids are filtered out of the septic tank and are naturally purified as they sink into the earth. If there are any indications of a malfunction, we will notify you of any needed repairs or maintenance. 

Cleanup and Restoration

Accessing the various components of the property’s septic system may require digging in certain places in the yard. To minimize the impact that our inspection may have, we are always sure to leave the area as tidy as we found it. We will carefully remove sod and earth and replace them exactly as they were before we tampered with them. You will not even know that we were there.