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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.
3 reasons to add a septic dye test to your inspection:
Most financial lenders require an septic system to pass a dye test before they will confirm financing. By adding this to your home inspection, it saves time and money.
A failing septic system can cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace. Making the mistake of not testing could be a costly repair after the purchase of your new home.
The health of you and your family is never something that should be risked. Sewage can carry bacteria and pathogens that could contaminate the surrounding environment.
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