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Condominium Septic Inspections by Down to Earth Construction Services

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have Septic Inspections today in West Bridgewater, Taunton, Lakeville, Norton, Dighton, Raynham, and Rochester, MA.  If you are selling either a commercial property or private residence and have a septic system, you are likely to need a septic inspection before you can complete your sale.  There are some exceptions. so if you are unsure, please contact your local board of health.  However, it is not just property owners who are selling that need to have septic inspections done.  Today we also have a septic inspection at a condominium where they need to be inspected regularly, even without a sale happening.  Ad stated on the Massachusetts Official Website for the executive office of Energy and Environmental Affairs::

 

‘Condominiums with five or more units must be inspected once every three years. Those with four or fewer units must be inspected every three years, or within two years prior to the sale of one of the units.

The condominium association is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and upgrade of the system or systems serving the units, unless the governing documents of the association provide otherwise.”
So if you need to arrange a septic inspection please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Do I Need a Title 5 Inspection?

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Uxbridge, Holliston, Upton, Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, and Wrentham, MA.  As specified on the Massachusetts  Official Website for the executive office of energy and environmental affairs on site septic system inspections are required:

 

“In general:

  • When properties are sold, divided or combined.
  • When there is a change in use or an expansion of a facility.
  • When MassDEP or the local Board of Health requires an inspection.
  • Title 5 requires inspections for large systems, shared systems, and condominiums on a periodic basis.
  • Systems located in cities and towns with MassDEP-approved inspection programs are required to comply with local inspection requirements.

There are exceptions and nuances to the general requirements listed here. For example, no inspection is required if the owner has signed an enforceable agreement with the Board of Health to upgrade the system, connect to a sanitary sewer, or connect to a shared system within two years.” For more information go http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/wastewater/system-inspections-and-property-transfers-faqs.html

Or your local board of health. We are also more than happy to answer any questions you may have or to schedule a Title 5 Inspection if necessary.  You can reach us at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Down to Earth Construction Experts in Title 5 Inspections

Down to Earth Down To Earth Construction Services has extensive experience providing Title 5 Inspections for customers in our region.  We are contacted to perform Title 5 Septic Inspections for both sellers and buyers when a property has a septic system.  We also carry out Title 5 Inspections for condo associations, because condominiums with five or more units must be inspected once every three years.  Those with four or fewer units must be inspected every three years, or within two years prior to the sale of one of the units. Today we have Title 5 septic inspections in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Plainville, Wrentham, and Foxboro, MA, for both property transfers and condo associations.  If you need to schedule a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Components of a Title 5 Septic Inspection

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction Services has Septic Inspections scheduled today for customers in Acushnet, Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester, Fairhaven, Lakeville, and Norton, MA.  The following is included in a Massachusetts Title 5 Septic Inspection:

 

  • General layout of the system components (location of the building sewer, septic tank or cesspool, distribution box and leaching field);
  • Type of use (e.g., house, school, retail space), Title 5 design flow, and whether the facility is presently occupied;
  • Analysis of the criteria specified in Title 5 that indicate system failure, and, for large systems, those which indicate threats to public health and the environment;
  • Water use records from the previous two years, if available;
  • A description of the septic tank, including its condition, approximate age, thickness of grease/scum layer, and other relevant information;
  • A characterization of the distribution box and dosing tanks with pumps, if any, such as condition and evidence of solids carryover or backup; and
  • The condition of the soil absorption system including, any signs of hydraulic failure.

 

If you need to arrange a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office a t 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Down to Earth Upgrading Septic System Today

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services is upgrading a septic system that failed its Title 5 Inspection for a customer today in Clinton, MA . As stated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

 

“Once an official inspection is performed on a system, the results must be submitted to the Board of Health within 30 days. Whether or not the homeowner decides to sell, a failed system typically must be upgraded within two years, unless the local Board of Health or MassDEP authorizes an alternative schedule.”

 

For more information see

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/wastewater/system-inspections-and-property-transfers-faqs.html#ImsellingmyhomeandthesepticsystemhasfailedtheTitle5inspection.IfIdecidenottosellasaresultamIstillobligatedtorepairthesystem
If you need to repair, upgrade or replace your septic system or have any questions regarding Title 5 Inspections or the requirements of Title 5 please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

septic inspections and assessments

SEPTIC SYSTEMS INSPECTIONS & ASSESSMENTS

SEPTIC SYSTEMS INSPECTIONS & ASSESSMENTS

Proper septic system inspection is the best way to prevent property owners from having to face unexpected and costly repairs. An inspector can determine whether you are disposing of sewage and gray wastewater in a safe and legal manner.

MASSACHUSETTS TITLE 5 INSPECTION

Since 1995, the State of Massachusetts has required residential and commercial property owners to pass a Title 5 Inspection of their on-site sewage treatment systems before they can sell the property. Specific guidelines were set to prevent the contamination of local drinking water supplies and groundwater as a result of outdated or ineffective septic systems or cesspools. Septic Preservation offers Massachusetts Title 5 Inspections, using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, giving you a thorough inspection at a price you can afford.

RHODE ISLAND TOWN INSPECTIONS

In addition to the Massachusetts Title 5 Inspection, Septic Preservation is also licensed to perform Rhode Island Town Inspections. These inspections are required by many towns throughout Rhode Island, including Charlestown, Jamestown, North Kingstown and South Kingstown. Because it is a part of the local town ordinance, residential and commercial property owners living in these areas are required to submit to these regular inspections of their septic systems. SPS uses state-of-the-art tools to provide these services to our customers at an affordable rate.

CONFIDENTIAL VOLUNTARY ASSESSMENTS

Many property owners are unaware that they have the ability to hire a licensed inspector, such as SPS, to perform Confidential Voluntary Assessments of their septic systems. These inspections are completed just as they would be according to the Title 5 Inspections required by the State of Massachusetts, but the findings are NOT reported to any other person, municipality or office outside of the homeowner.

Once the inspection is complete, the homeowner will receive a thorough report from Septic Preservation along with an assessment of the findings and some recommendations on how to properly maintain or repair their septic system. The recommendations provided by SPS are designed to increase longevity and prevent future issues, such as property damage, high cost repairs or system replacement.

Septic Preservation Services : A LEADER IN SEPTIC SYSTEM INSPECTION

Our licensed and certified inspectors and technicians at Septic Preservation Services can help you with all of your Title 5 Inspection and Rhode Island Town Inspections needs. Give us a call at 877-34-78-4279 for pricing, information or to set up an appointment for an inspection of your residential or commercial property.

Visit www.septicpreservation.com for everything you need to know about your septic system.

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Title 5 Septic Inspections

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Uxbridge, Blackstone, Bellingham, Franklin, Wrentham, Berlin, and Bolton, MA.  A title 5 septic inspection is required to be done prior to a property being sold if it has a septic system.  We have had customers ask if the septic system needs to be dug up for the septic system to be inspected.  As stated on the Massachusetts Official website of the executive office of energy and environmental affairs:

 

“The location and condition of cesspools, septic tanks and distribution boxes must be determined. Often, this will not require extensive excavation. Generally, leaching areas are not required to be dug up.”
However if there is a need for excavation, as happens in rare instances, Down to Earth Construction Services have the equipment and expertise to do this without having to reply upon contractors.  If you need to schedule a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about the inspection or what it entails please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Call for Your Title 5 Inspection

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Dighton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Berkley, Bridgetown, Freetown, and Lakeville, MA.  If you are selling a property in Massachusetts, you are likely to require a Title 5 Inspection to be carried out.  If you need to arrange an appointment or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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