A septic dye test is a non-invasive procedure that is used to determine the condition of a home's waste system. A septic dye test can expose obvious leaks and indicate a need for repairs. It involves the use of a fluorescent dye flushed down the water systems (toilets, showers, sinks, etc.) which can be traced through the system and become obvious if it leaks into the surrounding environment. A failure of a septic system can cause untreated sewage to be released into the surrounding environment, causing potential health concerns.
A dye test is considered part of routine maintenance inspection of a septic system. The procedure is non-invasive, requires no excavation, and are generally limited to what can be observed above the surface. It is intended to be an observation of the different parts of your septic system: the septic tank, the leach field, and any related plumbing and water fixtures. Lendors typically require properties with septic systems to pass a dye test, so let Heritage Home Inspectors provide peace of mind for you and help secure financing by providing a dye test report.