Well and Septic System


Septic system

Is a Well and Septic System Inspection Required?

The short answer is “not always” and it depends on the county you’re in. If the house is in Washtenaw County, both inspections are mandatory and the seller is responsible. In Wayne County, you’re only required to inspect the septic system and it’s the seller’s responsibility to have the inspection done.

We’re certified by both Wayne and Washtenaw Health Departments to inspect wells and septic systems. Other counties in Southeast Michigan do not require these inspections. I strongly recommend that you have them done when you’re buying a home. This will identify any potential issues early. We cover septic inspections for several counties including Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, and Oakland.

How We Inspect

Well and septic inspections begin with a call to the Environmental Health Department to obtain all records for the well and septic system. Then we make a site plan of where the tank and septic field are located. We take a core sample to determine the health. The recovery rate of the well and the pressure tank and well head are examined for damage. Water testing is included.

Whether you’re buying or selling a house, it’s critical that you inspect the well and septic systems. Our rates vary depending upon where the home is located.

Prices for Washtenaw County

Well Inspection is $525
Septic System Inspection is $525
Both for $575

Prices for Wayne County

Well Inspection is $350
Septic System Inspection is $525
Both for $575

Prices for All Other Counties in Southeast Michigan including Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, and Oakland

Well Inspection is $350
Septic System Inspection is $350
Both for $425