MA Title V Septic Inspections are required in most cases before the sale of a home, and for certain remodeling projects.
The Massachusetts Title V septic system inspection examines all of the components of a system to ensure it is functioning properly. Septic systems can pass, fail, or conditionally pass a Title V with further evaluation from the local board of health. Devine Septic offers highly trained and certified inspectors to complete the job professionally and quickly.
Title V inspections are valid for two years. When a septic system is pumped annually and pumping records are available the inspection is good for up to three years. If you have questions or would like to schedule an inspection, give us a call 508-904-7847.
What Is Involved In The MA Title V Septic Inspection?
- On-site evaluation is required to examine all major septic system components up to the distribution box (d-box) to gather information about the site and to ensure proper functionality. In some cases, excavation may be needed to expose system components.
- Examine as-built drawings, pumping records, and determine the high ground water elevation.
- We complete a 17-pagee detailed report of inspection developed by Mass DEP. Maintain a copy for our records as well as submit a copy to the town health department.
- During the inspection we can also provide septic pumping services. This is recommended depending on last scheduled service and can assist in determining structural integrity. Normal residential septic pumping rates apply. Pumping is mandatory for cesspools, this is to determine ground water infiltration.
- All of our septic inspectors are licensed by MA.
What Is Checked During The MA Title V Inspection?
- Structural integrity of septic tank (or cesspool) and that the distribution box is on a level base.
- Normal liquid & operating levels and leaching function.
- Condition of baffles and inlet & outlet pipe-tees (“T” shaped cast iron or PVC pipe found on the inlet or the outlet parts of the system).
- Sludge and scum level.
How Long Will An Inspection Take?
- Approximately 2-3 hours on site.
**Note: System needs to be inspected under normal working conditions and cannot be pumped within one month of a scheduled inspection.
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