Mathews Septic Service is a Licensed Septic Inspector through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We take pride in our attention to detail in order to provide a thorough report to our customers. We understand that buying a home is one of the biggest investments our customers make and we strive to help them protect their investment by being meticulous in our assessment.

Although the state of Missouri does not require an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) to be assessed for a real estate transaction, many lenders do require such a report.  Most real estate agents strongly suggest their clients obtain an assessment to either avoid or plan for any costly upcoming or existing OWTS repairs.   As a licensed inspector, It is my duty to report on the existing condition of an OWTS, its components and their functionality by applying standards set forth by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).  The findings are then documented on a form provided by the DHSS and reported to the appropriate parties.  Additionally, we provide photo and video camera inspections of main sewer lines.

If there is a well present, we perform a visual inspection of the well head to assess any contamination potential.  The water is also tested for coliform and E. coli to determine the water potability.

What is provided during a Septic Inspection;

System is located and setback distances are measured.

System is checked for any signs of failure, including testing of absorption field and pumps

Tank Lids are removed and the tank is pumped and assessed for things such as defects, broken baffles, cracks or invasive tree roots.

Why should a home buyer want to have a septic system inspection done?

1. These inspection reports will help potential buyers make an informed decision about their purchase. The reports will allow the buyer to understand if the system is functioning properly under normal operational conditions.

2. Septic system repairs can be extremely costly and full system replacements will cost thousands.

3. If you decide to re-sell your new home in the future, it is important to make sure your system meets the minimum construction standards to avoid costly negotiations or potential sales falling through.

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