So what is done in a Point of Sale Inspection?
If you are looking to purchase a home and it has a well and septic system, you will need an inspection. You can not determine if these systems are in properly working order by just looking at them or by just running a little bit of water. We at G & C Inspections are fully licensed and insured inspectors to evaluate both a well and septic system.
Here is a list of what we look for….
Well & Septic Inspections
During an inspection, the inspector will test the water system and check it for volume and pressure. They will look at the well to make sure it is properly constructed and compliant and they will run water tests for things like bacteria, nitrate, and arsenic, depending on county requirements.
The inspector will also look at the pumping equipment and conduct a thorough plumbing survey to see how the water is getting in and where it is ending up. They will also draw a detailed diagram showing where the well is located, and the location of the septic tank, the lid of the tank, and the drainfield.
Once the inspection is complete, the inspector will turn the report in to whoever made the request – the county, the lender, or the buyer/seller. When turned in to the county, the health department reviews the report and determines if the system is approved or disapproved. If disapproved, the parties will need to work with the county to take corrective actions.
We are certified and approved well and septic inspectors for Tuscarawas County.