New Jersey Septage Management Association for septic
Warning: Be wary of septic
inspection companies that perform septic tank inspections & provide repairs
to septic systems.
concern for many home buyers and sellers comes from septic inspection
companies that repair the septic systems that they test. This presents a
conflict of interest. ASI does not repair or install septic systems and has
no financial interest in the septic inspection results. What this means is
that you are assured accurate and impartial septic inspection results!
Follow this septic link for more Q & A about
septic inspections & septic tank testing.
Many septic inspectors do not
carry valid insurance because they can't get it! Liability policies
and errors and omissions insurance are very expensive and unavailable to
septic inspection companies especially if clients have filed claims against
the company for issuing faulty reports. How can you protect yourself? Ask for a copy of the
septic inspection company's errors and omissions policy. You can be
assured that Advanced
Septic Inspections holds valid liability and errors & omissions policies.
Copies are always available upon request.
Septic Tank Inspection Facts
Septic systems are an important part of any home or building and
should be tested by a septic inspector trained under association septic
inspection standards. A common misconception by
homebuyers ordering septic inspections
is that septic tanks treat sewage; they do not. Septic tanks merely remove
some solids and condition the sanitary flow so that it can be safely disposed of
to a subsurface facility such as a tile field, leaching pools, or buried sand
filter. ASI's septic inspection will test the
working components of the septic system. Additionally, the organic solids
retained in the tank undergo a process of liquefaction and anaerobic
decomposition by bacterial organisms. The clarified septic tank effluent is
highly odorous, contains finely divided solids, and may contain enteric
pathogenic organisms. The small amounts of gases produced by the anaerobic
bacterial action are usually vented and dispersed to the atmosphere without
noticeable odor or ill effects.
Are you buying or selling a home with a private well in New Jersey (NJ) or Rockland County, New York (NY)?
Advanced Water Technology for Private Well Testing (PWTA) services and FAQs about the New Jersey and Rockland County private well testing law.
Are you buying or selling a home with an underground oil tank?
Is a dye test sufficient as a standalone septic
inspection? Using dye
septic testing as a standalone septic system inspection may overlook
significant problems with the septic tank. We use dye testing as part
of our septic tank inspection not as
a standalone septic tank test. See our FAQs to learn more about
dye tests & septic inspections.
What is a hydraulic load test? In
addition to septic tank inspections, our company performs hydraulic load
The hydraulic load test determines the volume of clean water an absorption
area can absorb in a twenty-four hour period. This test along with our
septic inspection should be performed when certain conditions exists.
See our septic inspection questions & answers
for more details.
Septic inspections & Septic tank testing in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA) & New York (NY).