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Why should I have a septic inspection?

A septic system, otherwise known as an on-site wastewater management system, tends to fall into the category of "Out of sight, out of mind." That is until something goes wrong and then your system becomes "Front and Center." Issues with a septic system can be very costly to repair and can break a deal during a real estate transaction. An inspection will provide you with the knowledge of the current state of your system and identify current or future issues.

We provide septic inspections for residential and commercial customers. Whether you are looking to sell a house, determine the condition of your septic system or be proactive about maintaining your septic system,

1st Alert Septic Inspections is here to help. 

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What is a septic inspection?

When you schedule with us, we will send you a questionnaire asking for some background information about your system. Then we will come and take some measurements and then inspect your system with a camera, looking for signs of damage, root invasion or other issues. If conditions warrant follow up work, we will advise you, keeping you well informed throughout the process.


Upon completion of our inspection, you will be provided with a report detailing the condition of the system. Since our inspections are conducted in accordance with PSMA Standards, you can feel comfortable that the results will be accurate and honest. 

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Do I need a septic system inspection?

No, a septic inspection is not required in order to complete a real estate transaction, BUT, a property with a failed septic system will not be able to be sold or otherwise transferred.


Would you want to have a buyer for your property lined up, only to be told that you need to spend in excess of $15,000 for a new septic system, and risk the sale? Or, as the potential buyer of a property, are you willing to take a gamble on the condition of the system?


Even newer systems could have been treated improperly, had improper items flushed down the toilet or maybe have improper sources connected to and draining into the system. A septic inspection will answer all of those questions and provide you with piece of mind. 

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What happens if there is something wrong with my system?

Should our inspection reveal issues that require further investigation, or issues that will deem the system unsatisfactory, we will provide you with some different contractors who can help you further.


Our company does not install or repair septic systems, so you do not have to worry about us trying to find an issue in an effort to make more money. We are independent, and focused on building satisfied customers. 

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