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Septic Inspection Services in New Jersey

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NJ Septic Inspection Services

Tri County Septic Inspection & Repair uses hydraulic testing to determine whether the septic system is absorbing water properly. We run 50 gallons of water per bedroom in an occupied dwelling to determine the status of the system.

We provide a comprehensive inspection report, clearly documenting any problems. We include a followup call to the local health department to determine if previous records have been filed for the septic system.

Septic Inspection and the Real Estate Process

Whether you are preparing your home for sale, or preparing to buy a home that has a septic tank, a Septic Inspection is one of the major factors that can make or break a sale.

Often, a septic system is out of mind, because it is underground and out of sight. No matter how lovely a property appears, if there is $20,000 worth of work needed to prevent causing harm to your loved ones, property and the environment, that puts a lot of last minute stress on a scale. 

As a home seller, it's important to get your septic inspected early on. A certified inspection showing that your septic is in good repair can go a long way to closing the sale of your home. 

As a home buyer, a trustworthy septic inspection should be one of your top priorities. 

    Comprehensive Septic Inspections

  • Complete Septic System Inspection

  • Open Pit Inspection

  • Pump Tank Inspections

  • Seepage Pit Inspections

How Much Does a Septic Inspection Cost in New Jersey?

Complete Inspection of Septic System: $900*

Includes:

1. Check inside of dwelling for separate "gray" water system and make sure all plumbing is connected into the main sewer system. Check basement walls for evidence and stains of sewage backup caused by clogged or broken sewer pipe from the dwelling to the septic tank. Video inspect the sewer pipe from dwelling to the tank if accessible.

2. Dig off and pump septic tank.

3. Expose "outlet" baffle port on septic tank and video inspect the outlet pipe to the Distribution box.

4. Locate and dig off Distribution box or Seepage pit and video inspect lateral pipes in trenches or septic bed and check seepage pit for overflow pipes that may have been added on. If there is a pump tank, we will open the lid on the tank, test and cycle pump, floats and alarm and also hydraulic load, test the system through the pump tank, then probe into mound to see if it is absorbing water properly. You cannot gain access with video equipment to a pressure dosing system.

5. Hydraulic load test system by running water through a garden hose attached to a certified water meter to measure how many gallons are being introduced into system. We will run 50 gallons per bedroom in an occupied dwelling.

6. Probe into, identify, and locate septic system and determine if it is absorbing water properly.

7. Provide Inspection Report with onsite System Inspection Form with Septic System Analysis and Evaluations on the septic system that diagnose and identify system problems if they exist.

8. Contact local Health Department and check to see if there are any records on file for the septic system and if the client provided the proper address, township, block and lot number within a reasonable time period before the inspection.

Open Pit Inspection: $500*

Includes:

1. Check inside of dwelling for separate "gray" water system and make sure all plumbing is connected into the main sewer system. Check basement walls for evidence and stains of sewage backup caused by clogged or broken sewer pipe from the dwelling to the septic tank.

2. Dig off and open septic tank pump access cover.

3. Hydraulic load test system by running water through a garden hose attached to a certified water meter to measure how many gallons are being introduced into system. We will run 50 gallons per bedroom in an occupied dwelling.

4. Probe into, identify, and locate septic system and determine if it is absorbing water properly. If system cannot be located due to certain types of restrictions such as hard rocky ground or the depth of the system is too deep to be located within the tools on hand, the report will state more investigation is necessary to reach a conclusion.

5. Provide Inspection Report with onsite System Inspection Form.

6. Contact local Health Department and check to see if there are any records on file for the septic system and if the client provided the proper address, township, block and lot number within a reasonable time period before the inspection.

Extras:

1. $.25* per gallon over 1,000 gallons when pumping septic tank

2. $700* additional if a separate gray water system with a 1,000 gallon tank needs to be inspected and pumped

3. Any system with more than 1 distribution box that needs to be dug off and exposed, there will be an additional charge of $30* per box

4. A 2 day hydraulic load testing of the system consistent with the NJDEP standards for vacant dwellings or systems that need to be tested in this manner, $450* extra

5. Soil log performed with Engineer present, $300* fee.

*Please note: While pricing rarely fluctuates, our website is not guaranteed to have the most updated pricing for services or parts. These prices can be used as a close guide, but we ask that you call for an an accurate quote.