Septic Inspections for Real-Estate Transfer


First, We do our Research

We source from the home-owner and the health departments all pertinent records associated with the on-site septic system. After reviewing, we are now ready to inspect.

At the site

95% of all the inspections are hand-dug. We use tarps and take care of the lawn and put it back the way we found it. Most people don't realize there are 3-4 covers to expose. Typical on-site time is 2-3 hours. 

Access into the house is required. The inspector needs to answer 5 questions on the form that involve the house, floor plan, sewer line, etc. Some health departments require a detailed floor plan.

The report

We do a comprehensive evaluation of your system based on the Massachusetts DEP Title 5 form and any additional regulations locally. It is a 18-page report, including a sketch with measurements to all components.


The four outcomes for a Title 5 Inspection are:

  • Pass: With no further action required, this is the best case scenario.
  • Conditional Pass: Minor repairs are required. Our team can perform these repairs, often on the same day as the inspection.
  • Further Evaluation Required: Less than 5% of the time, a regulator will need to be contacted due to specific site or dwelling conditions. 
  • Fail: System is not functioning as intended. 

For each of these outcomes, our team can guide you towards getting your real-estate transfer done on time.  We have many resources available to help you get through.

Fast-track Inspections

For those who have just sold their homes and are in need of a fast-tracked septic inspections, we offer a 48-hour rush service to inspect your system and issue a report.

How to schedule an inspection

Typical lead-times are 1 to 2 weeks. Contact us by phone, text, Email or Facebook. We offer Saturday hours for those in a time-crunch.

Cell: 508-776-3479

Office: 508-385-5891