Title 5 Inspections
Why do I need a title 5 inspection?
Any time a home is sold, there is an increase in flow, or change in use.
What happens when I request an inspection?
We will email or send you an estimate for review. Upon acceptance of the estimate we will begin the process of inspecting your septic system. We will contact Dig Safe to mark utilities, check with local board of health and assessor for property records, gather information about interior of home, visit property to expose and inspect your system, and back-fill and rake all affected areas.
How much does a title 5 inspection cost?
Our base price for an inspection is $550.00 Additional costs would be local filing fees or circumstances that would prevent us from performing the inspection (weather or access would be two examples). In some cases a water table evaluation may be required to assess the groundwater elevation in relation to the septic system.
How long does an inspection take?
A septic inspection is usually completed in one day or less. Some more complex inspections may take more than one visit.
How soon do I receive the report?
The report will be available after payment is received and we complete the document at our office.
What is the difference between a title 5 inspection and an assessment?
A title 5 inspection is a formal process of inspecting and documenting a septic system for a sale, expansion, or change in use. An assessment is an informal evaluation of the current condition of the septic system.
How long is my inspection report good for?
Title 5 reports are good for 2 years, 3 years if you pump the tank annually and pumping records are available.
Who comes to my house to do an inspection?
A licensed Title 5 inspector from Briscoe Services LLC will be present at all times during an inspection.
Why are there dig safe flags in my yard?
The flags and paint markings in your yard indicate the presence of utilities. These markings are important during the inspection and any digging in your yard.
How often should I pump my septic tank?
Tank pumping depends on tank size, usage, and presence of a garbage disposal. Usually tanks should be pumped at 1 to 3 year intervals.
Why do I pump my tank?
Pumping your tank removes accumulated solids and scum from your tank. Additionally your tank can be visually inspected for problems like missing baffles, water infiltration, and structural integrity.
What happens if I have a backup or sewerage in my yard?
If you have visible backup in your yard you should contact us immediately to investigate the source.
Who can fix my septic system?
A locally licensed septic installer can make the necessary repairs to your septic system.
How long does it take to fix my system?
Some repairs can be made immediately like a broken pipe, and some take more time to allow for design and permitting like complete system replacement.
What happens if my septic alarm goes off?
If your septic alarm goes off you should contact Briscoe Services immediately. We will come to your property as soon as possible to investigate the source of the problem.