Title 5 inspection is very important especially when one is planning an installation or repair of a septic tank or cesspool at your home. Houses that are not directly connected to a sewer system use a septic tank or a cesspool. If there is no proper drainage system, it leads to pollution of the water supply. The compliance of title 5 ensures this does not happen. Well, how can one pass the title 5 inspections?
Start by carrying out some research. Learn of the procedures and conditions there are from your local board of health. Make use of the internet to learn a lot more. There is a lot of information on how to go about this very thing on many blogs, online forums, and even the social media pages. Go through the testimonials, reviews, and advice from others that have used been through this before. Find out where to get the best septic installers as well so that you are ready for that eventuality.
The cost of the installation, repair or upgrade also needs to be considered. This is usually the responsibility of the homeowner. This can, however, be further discussed and negotiated during the purchase of the house. If you do not have the required amount, you can engage financial institutions through home improvement loans and plans.
Even though it is not a requirement for the title 5 inspection, you should pump out your septic system prior to the inspection. You will find the inspection stress-free if your septic system is cleaned out because you won’t have to hide anything. Because it will be all clean, no one will ask about what has been there before it was cleaned out. When the inspection is done and the septic system is clean, no one will want to know what was there previously. This is a good sign for the buyer because they have found the septic tank in good condition.
Now, during the inspection, the inspector will run water into the tank to test how well it drains out. If you do so much laundry and overload the septic system a week or two prior to the inspection, water won’t drain out as well. This is because the leach field will have already drained so much water and might be saturated making it difficult to drain some more when the inspector runs water into the system.
As much as detergent and bleach might clean your drains very well, the chemicals are not good for your septic tank. You need the bio digesting bacteria in the tank for it to function as it should but with the chemicals, they will all die. Even more, the chemicals will destroy the cement and form holes.