Property Sale Well Water and Septic Inspection Services

Tri-County Pumps offers full real estate septic and well inspections, yield testing, and all necessary water tests to complete your real estate transactions in Maryland, and West Virginia.  A Well Yield Test is a timed-test to determine how many gallons per minute a well system can produce. During a Well Yield Test, water will run from the pressure tank in 15-minute intervals for the duration of the test. And the last 5-gallon reading is determined to be the “well flow” or “yield” for that well.

We provide real estate septic & well inspection for conventional, VA and FHA loans in Frederick, Washington, and Montgomery Counties in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. We also test for new well use & occupancy permits. These include radon testing, radium testing, lead, and all other water tests. Our experienced technician performs and completes repairs on all well and septic related issues, including regular maintenance and annual testing. Full Water Treatment systems are available to address any water concerns. When it comes to the water cycle of your home we’ve got you covered.  Tri-County Pumps offers the following property sale inspection services:

We have a few pointers here to help you make these inspections go smoothly.

  • Try to assign one point of contact for our staff to work with. This will help keep communication and scheduling clear. Also, provide the billing information for the paying party.
  • If we are servicing your septic tank…
    • Please contact the health department for a septic plat or for a nominal fee we can obtain the plat on your behalf. If the septic location is unknown Tri-County has locating options for an additional charge.
    • Please print out the following PDF and have it signed for our technician when he gets there.
  • If we are running a water test, please reference the chart below to help you determine your time frame to receive results for testing. *Note, water samples can be expedited upon proper request.

Water Testing Chart

Septic Tank Inspections for Real Estate Transfers

Schedule a Septic Inspection Today In Frederick, Washington & Montgomery Counties and surrounding areas.

Regular inspections will determine if your septic system is in proper working order

One of the best ways to significantly improve the life of your septic wastewater system is to regularly schedule a maintenance inspection. Failing septic systems are expensive to repair or replace, and poor maintenance is the leading culprit. An unusable or failing septic system will lower your property value and could pose a legal liability.

As part of our routine septic inspection at Tri-County Pumps, our trained professionals will complete a thorough inspection of the entire septic system.  First, the inspector will locate the septic system and its components. This will be helpful if you aren’t already familiar with your system’s layout. The inspector will uncover the tank’s cover and inspect ports and check connections to ensure that your household plumbing is working properly.

The inspector will verify how full the tank is and measure the levels of scum and sludge in your tank. This will give you can get a more accurate idea of how often it should be pumped. The inspector will check the condition of the baffles or tees, the walls of the tank for cracks, and other parts of the system.

Regular inspections can reveal problems before they become serious. Our Tri-County Septic technicians will check out the drain field for any signs of failure. Our skilled professionals have the experience and knowledge to identify any remote signs of septic system failure. At Tri-County Pumps we will thoroughly check for any pooling water or muddy soil around your septic system or in your basement. We will ask you questions related to your septic performance, and whether your toilet or sink backs up when you flush or do laundry. You might also notice strips of bright green grass over the drain field, which can also be indicative of septic system failure.

It is very important to keep a detailed record of all inspections, cleanings, permits, repairs, and any other maintenance to your system along with a sketch of where your septic system is located. Having this information for future service visits can save you both time and money.


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