certified septic inspectors examine
the distribution box for leakage, cracks and corrosion.
Our inspectors also make sure that the distribution box
is level. As part of this inspection all pipes leading to
the box are examined using digital camera technology. Any
Pipes that are cracked or corroded will be identified.
Check the Absorption Field:
Our septic inspectors use digital cameras to visually
inspect pipes leading to the absorption (leech) field.
The inspection also includes a flow test where dye is
introduced into the septic system. This test will simulate
normal septic usage and enable our septic inspectors to
observe drainage. DSI inspectors visually inspect the
surface area to locate signs of system backups and probe
underground to check for drainage levels
Comprehensive and Easy to Read
Reports: Our inspection provides a five page document
stating clearly the overall condition of the septic system
and what problems may be present, as well as independent
assessments of the system's three major components. It
also provides a detailed report based on NJDEP & PSMA
standards evaluating each component. Our reports are in
compliance and under the rules of the New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you use a camera during the inspection?
Our digital TV camera provides many advantages
over the traditional form of septic testing.
Specifically, the camera allows us to visually examine
all important components of the septic system. The camera
provides visual confirmation of existing problems deep
within the system. Septic inspections without cameras
rely on guess work. A septic system may be easily misdiagnosed
if a camera is not employed at the site. For example,
a minor problem such as a blocked pipe may be misconstrued
as a failure of an absorption field. Using a camera at
the inspection can avoid these misdiagnosis, which can
mean the difference of thousands of dollars in repairs.
A transmitter on the end of the camera helps pinpoint
where the problem may be present. The transmitter also
helps to locate hard to find parts of the system, such
as the distribution box. This capability allows us to
locate the components without excavating the yard.
In one instance a client's seepage pit was locate underneath
the driveway. Our camera provided the only way to locate
the absorption area without excavating the entire driveway.
Do I need to be present for the inspection?
While it is not required for you to be present, we will
need access inside the home. We strobgly recommend that
all parties involved are present for the septic inspection.
This enables all parties to see if problems exist. The
buyer can also see the location of the system for future
How long does it take to generate the written
We can generate a written report within three business
days after the inspection. If you are present at the inspection,
you can receive an oral report onsite. If requested, we
can also generate a DVD for your records.
What type of inspection is most complete?
The most complete inspections use a digital camera in
conjuction with a dye test. A septic inspection is not
complete unless the inspection is performed by an experienced
and certified inspector.
What if the house is vacant?
If the house is vacant, the septic system is not operating
under its normal load and the absorption (leech) field
may dry up. A hydrolic load test, which consists of running
water approximate to the average daily usage. At the end
of the test period our inspectors check how the field
handled the water.