Septic systems fall outside the scope of a home inspection. We do not "inspect" the septic system. Upon request, we will gladly perform a limited general evaluation of the system by 1) visually evaluating above-ground and accessible components and remove inspection covers/caps 2) introduce tracing dye and run 150 to 200 gallons of water through the system 3) evaluate the home for leaks, slow drains, & backups and 4) walk the drain field to look for surfacing effluent.5) Provide you a professional report. We will also obtain septic installation records, if available, and provide them to you. It is important to remember that this service is not a "septic inspection". The septic system is underground. To inspect the septic components, digging and probing is required which should only be done by an experienced septic service professional. We do not dig for septic covers, locate tanks, measure sludge, probe the drain field, map the system, etc.. We provide a general assessment as to the function of the system on the day of inspection during the limited time we have access to the property.We do not have permission to dig up the seller's property. Because much of the system is hidden, there still could be deficiencies even if no problems are found during our evaluation. Our evaluation is only for clients in a real estate transaction who simply want a basic assessment and who plan on getting a full septic inspection at a later date.