Sunday, January 4, 2009

Frequently asked Questions

How long does an inspection take?
Times will vary based on the complexity of each individual system. Generally the inspection takes from 3-4 hours.

Does the homeowner need to be present for the inspection?
While it is not required for the homeowner to be present, we will need access inside the home.

Are there standards for septic inspectors?
Boulder County has a list of approved inspectors that have been certified by the National Association of Wastewater Transporters(NAWT.) Inspectors on this list have completed a comprehensive, nationally accredited course in the inspection of onsite wastewater systems. They have demonstrated their competence by passing a rigorous exam; Inspector’s need to re-certify every two years. (from Boulder County’s septic smart)

Why should the tank be pumped at the time of inspection?
The physical condition of the tank cannot be assessed below the waste level. Pumping the tank allows us to completely inspect the tank. Having the tank pumped during our inspection
allows us to evaluate parts of the system under normal operating conditions. It is a Boulder County requirement that the tank be pumped during the inspection.

How long does it take to generate the Property Transfer Certificate?
It will take 7-14 days to receive your Property transfer Certificate from Boulder County. The permits are good for 4 years, although if you are a buyer of a new home needing septic repairs they would need to be completed within the one year timeline required by the county.