Septic Inspections

Once the tank is pumped, the technician will begin inspecting the drain field. The technician will run water to the drain field from the outlet end of the septic tank for approximately 20 - 30 minutes.

During this time he will ensure the drain field is accepting water and functioning properly at the time of inspection. According to the EPA, a properly designed and installed drain field should work for approximately 17 years. Picture in your mind a sponge and how it absorbs water. Once the sponge is saturated, there is no place for the water to go. A drain field works the same way, once saturated it will begin backing up into the home. If repairs to your septic system are required, they will be noted in the detailed inspection report.

A detailed inspection report is typically typically provided within two to three business days after the day of inspection. We will be happy to discuss the inspection findings with parties to the transaction; and, we can educate new owners on how to properly care for their septic system. To request an inspection, please give us a call at (209) 845-1800 or fill out our Service-Inspection Request Form.

Clogged Drains?

Many times a septic tank is installed and covered up with no access risers, and most of the time is never thought about again, until drains become blocked. Pumping your tank regularly will help to protect your system from premature failure.

If you are not connected to city sewer you rely on septic tanks to process household waste. Mountain Valley Pumping's professionals are experts who service, repair, pump and replace septic tanks and connected drain fields.

Septic systems should be inspected and cleaned every 3 - 5 years. Septic systems with effluent filters need to be inspected annually. All waste is taken to an approved treatment and processing facility. Environmental laws and regulations are followed to ensure environmental hazards are minimalized.

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(209) 845-1800


PO Box 266 Oakdale CA 95361

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