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Well & Septic Inspections

Are you concerned about the quality of your water or septic system? Although you may think that your new home's well or septic system is in good shape, you should consider having these systems inspected before you buy your new home.

Blue Crab Home Inspections has partnered with Home Land Septic Consulting, who specializes in property evaluations for real estate transactions. They perform septic evaluations, well yield testing, water sampling and camera sewer inspections. Because of such a narrow service line, we have an expertise and high level of efficiency matched by few to none. They follow Maryland Department of the Environment 4-Step Septic Evaluation Procedure and provide detailed reports via email within 24 hours.

Septic Inspections

Septic Inspections evaluate several items. The inspector will evaluate the location of the tank, composition of the septic tank, location of the drain fields, water level in the tank, status of the front and back baffles.

Well System Inspections

A Well Yield Test is a timed-test to determine how many gallons per minute a well system can produce. A Well Yield Test will show any problems and save you money. During a Well Yield Test, water will be run from the pressure tank and measured in 15 minute intervals for the duration of the test. The last 5-gallon reading is determined to be the “well flow” or “yield” for that well.

Camera Septic Inspections

Upgrade your septic evaluation to a Camera Septic Inspection. This is the most comprehensive septic inspection available! Plan for 2-3 hours. An inspector will perform a standard septic evaluation with the addition of using a fiber optic camera to view and record the front and back plumbing lines to learn about potential clogging points. The inspection includes excavating the back end of the tank by hand and exposing the distribution box when accessible. In addition to the report, a detailed map and dimensions will be provided. Click here to view a camera septic inspection now!

Water Testing

Water can be contaminated by natural, environmental factors and human activity. We recommend water sampling and analysis to ensure the safety of the water you consume.

Just about any mineral or impurity can be tested for in the water. However the most common sample group is called the Potability Water Sample, also referred to as “Chemical and Bacteria Testing.” Should there be a problem, water conditioning units are available for any impurity found in the water. Most lenders require the potability water sample, which tests for bacteria, nitrates, pH and turbidity. For a full list of sampling options click here.