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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

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