Certified Septic System Inspections

At Tim Frank Septic Tank Cleaning Co. our skilled team of trained professionals are certified by the National Association of Wastewater Technicians to conduct inspections on your septic system. Within our service area of Lake and Ashtabula Counties we are authorized to conduct for sale of property inspections. In Geauga County, the Health Department handles inspections for point-of-sale transfers but we are able to locate and expose components and prepare the septic system prior to the health department’s visit.

What Are Certified Septic System Inspections?

Home inspectors do a purely visual inspection, but Tim Frank Septic Cleaning technicians run a full inspection, per national standards. We can identify system details for a potential home buyer or seller and perform maintenance pumping. The technician can then inspect the drain field, noting materials present and testing water flow to ensure that the drain field is functioning properly and that water flow is ideal. An inspection can include opening the cover for a level check, ensuring water flow inside the home, inspecting system components, and even using a dye solution to track flow. Following the maintenance pump, our service team will watch for any water that flows back into the tank from the leach field, indicating oversaturation.

Following the inspection, a healthy septic system will earn a written document called a septic certification, stating that everything is in satisfactory condition according to current standards. If we deem that repairs are required, we will provide you with a detailed report that outlines the necessary repairs. Septic certification applies to the condition of the system at the time of the inspection and is in no way a warranty or guarantee of future performance. 

Our trained professionals at Tim Frank Septic Cleaning Co. can also perform aeration inspections on Aerobic Septic Systems and can use Video Camera Inspection for your sewer lines. The linked pages will give you information on those more specific inspection services.

When To Use Certified Septic System Inspections

Because the entire septic system is out of sight underground, it can take time for symptoms to be recognized. Regular inspections are the best way to ensure that your home’s septic system is in good working order. This is true whether you plan to live on the property for years to come, or are looking to sell. Of course if you are selling your home, then a thorough inspection by a licensed professional is a requirement. As a homebuyer, you’ll want to be sure that a comprehensive septic system inspection is made available to you for reference and to ensure that the property you’re moving into is safe and won’t pose sanitation risks to your family or your new neighbors.

Another instance in which a certified inspection could be helpful is if you’ve had a maintenance septic pumping done but you’re still noticing that things don’t seem to be functioning properly in the home. We can check for a variety of possible causes and remedy the situation for you if you so choose. We recommend a thorough inspection every 3 to 5 years, which coincides with the ideal pump schedule. Sticking with predictable routine maintenance ensures that your septic system is always working properly and that your family and home aren’t at risk.

Whatever your septic or sewer inspection needs, you can rely on Tim Frank Septic Tank Cleaning Co. Get in touch with our office to schedule an inspection and inquire about our other septic system services.