While a dye test is more limited than a PSMA septic inspection, it can still provide some useful information about a septic system’s function. In fact, dye tests are often required to obtain a home loan for a house with a septic system. (Although, lenders may be better advised to require a PSMA inspection.) A dye test uses a brightly colored, non-toxic tracing dye to ensure that wastewater is correctly routing into the septic tank and not elsewhere on the property. Most importantly, a dye test can identify if a septic system discharges untreated sewage to the surface of the ground or into waterways.
During a dye test, a technician will flush dye tablets down toilets and drains, confirm that the appropriate wastewater sources are entering the septic tank, and walk the property to see if dye is surfacing anywhere. Hapchuk, Inc has the expertise to perform a dye test for you or your client. But remember, the responsible agent, prudent home inspector, or savvy investor will request a far more thorough PSMA septic system inspection.
For the developer building on vacant land or the investor replacing a septic system on an existing property, Hapchuk Inc is capable and experienced in navigating you through the complex steps with permitting, soil testing, and designing a new, legal septic system. Our experts know this process like the back of their hands, so we can save you time and prevent the costly mistakes that can occur when you attempt this alone.
We can obtain any of the necessary permits that are required by the county or township. We can also coordinate with sewage enforcement officers (SEOs) and soil scientists as well as provide an excavator and operator to perform soil probe and percolation testing. The methods we use are effective at finding a suitable location for a new septic system absorption area. Once soil testing in complete and a septic system absorption area has been located, we can have a design created for the new septic system. Hapchuk, Inc deals with the hassles of septic system permitting, testing, and design so that you don’t have to.
Steve and his crew were very knowledgeable and saved my buyer from a major repair if he had moved forward with the sale. Great job!!!Jason Mosesso | Pittsburgh Realtor | Moon Township, PA