File this under things I wish I knew sooner!
My parents’ house needed a septic inspection a few months ago, and the inspector we scheduled came out, did his thing, and left giving the septic system a clean bill of health. But we continued to have problems with it.
After doing some research, I realized that this inspector neglected to tell us one important thing: getting your septic tank pumped before the inspection allows the inspector to provide a more accurate and comprehensive inspection.
We got the tank pumped and brought in another inspector, who found the problem immediately and now we’re back up and running with no issues.
I’ll definitely be filing this tip – that I got from a company providing septic pumping services in Durham NC – for future use!