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If you are selling your San Diego North County property and need a septic certification, schedule an appointment with JJ Septic & Drain today. We perform expert inspections and issue septic certifications for residential and commercial clients in North San Diego County.
A septic certificate of inspection is a document that states that a specific septic system has been inspected and found to meet established standards. It is typically required in real estate transactions, and California law requires that septic certification is completed before escrow for all property sales with a septic tank system on the premises.
What does a septic tank system inspection involve?
If the real estate transaction is in process, the customer (homeowners, real estate agents, commercial businesses) is required to be on-site with us to answer questions and receive the certification. Our inspector will perform a variety of tests, including observing the level of the tank and running a twenty-minute water test in the solid side of the tank to stimulate water and check if there is an immediate backup. We then pump out the entire septic tank. The septic tank lids are examined to ensure there is no crumbling or decay. And the septic tank itself is inspected for cracks, breaks, decay, and holes in the wall. Finally, our inspector walks the property where leach lines would be to ensure there are no health and safety hazards. Once completed, you will be notified whether your septic system passed or failed. The certificate of inspection is emailed, faxed or mailed within 24 hours. Our inspectors are always happy to answer questions about your septic tank or the certification process.
Who pays for the inspection?
It is the seller who usually pays for the septic inspection. However, buyers should always clarify whether their home is hooked to a public sewer line or to a septic tank system, and be present at the inspection if possible. Once the sale is completed, the buyer is responsible for regularly pumping and maintaining their septic tank system according to California law. Being present at the inspection is a great opportunity to learn where your septic tank is located, any issues it might have, and what kind of maintenance plan will best work for that particular tank. Contact JJ Septic & Drain to schedule your septic tank system inspection and certification appointment today. We are a family owned and operated business with over thirty years of experience in the San Diego North County septic service business. Our phone estimates are always free, and our business is licensed and insured. Awarded a Gold Shield Award from Angie's List and a proud member of the of the San Diego Sewage Hauler's Association, we serve the entire San Diego North County area, from Oceanside to Escondido, and from Poway to Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe.
Pumped the septic tank and performed an inspection for escrow.
Job went great. Scott was professional, knowledgeable, and timely.