The average homeowner knows very little about how their septic system works, especially if their home was purchased in the last couple of years and the septic system has never been serviced. To most homeowners, septic systems are largely “out of sight, out of mind.” But, without proper care and maintenance, even the best-designed system can give way to failure, resulting in a costly, property-blighting, time-consuming cleanup procedure.
When Ace Tank Services completes a septic field inspection in Surrey and other parts of the Lower Mainland, we take the time to explain the various features of the septic system, including the tank, pipes, drop boxes, and distribution field.
Ace Tank Services offers professional septic field inspections in Surrey, the Fraser Valley, and throughout the Lower Mainland. To get started on your inspection, call Ace Tank Services, today!
Whenever a home is being sold, purchased, or renovated, a septic inspection should be performed. Often times, a generally favourable visual inspection can mislead homebuyers and sellers into thinking their system is healthy. Having a septic field inspection performed by Ace Tank Services can verify the condition of the system. This will help you to avoid property damage, as well as the headaches, costs, (and smells) of a failed system.
During an inspection, we will look for any indications of softness or excessive moisture in the septic field since these could signal absorption problems or a failing septic system.
Typically, inspections go beyond the septic field itself and extend to other areas of the system, including:
Soil and vegetation (intrusion check)
Septic tanks (when emptied)
Septic tank risers and lids
Outlets and inlets
Field lines and pipes (camera inspection)
Distribution boxes (when applicable)
Sump pump (when applicable)
Secondary tanks (when applicable)
Notes on Inspections
Following your inspection, we may recommend improvements, address any concerns, and propose solutions to extend the functional lifespan of your septic system. Reports are typically sent by email within two to five business days following your inspection.
Please note that our inspectors will never physically enter a septic tank since these are biologically hazardous areas. But, we will remotely inspect the tank and other components using a camera-enabled inspection system.
For in-depth inspections, the septic tank lid/riser and the distribution box should be exposed. If you can’t do this yourself, we have a digging service available at an additional cost.