One of the most common pieces of advice is to ensure that a septic system inspection is performed prior to the sale of a property with on-site waste water treatment. It is not required by law, but many realtors and experienced property owners strongly recommend it. For Stillwater and the surrounding Minnesota cities, Bell Excavating offers affordable septic system inspections. Our septic inspections can provide insight into how long the system may last, possible red flags, the quality of past maintenance, ensure that it is functioning safely, and, most importantly, confirm if it is compliant or not. In addition to all of the above, we are more than happy to share some maintenance tips and information with you if you are new to the ‘septic world’.
Following a professional inspection by Bell Excavating., you will receive either a Certificate of Compliance (COC) or a Notice of Non-Compliance (NON). For the safety and health of the public and the environment, these terms have been established. The need for a professional inspection and report can arise if a new house is being built, if a septic tank needs to be replaced or if a home addition is to occur. If you are considering purchasing or servicing a Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS), you should check with your local government.
Receiving a Certificate of Compliance does not guarantee anything or act as a warranty of any kind, it is a state regulated certification that is valid for three years. Some local governments require and enforce certifications for a variety of reasons. Getting a COC means the system on your property is performing within the performance standards and it’s currently safe for the health and safety of the public and environment.
There are two different Notices of Non-Compliance: Imminent Threat to Public Health or Safety and Failing to Protect Ground Water. Each NON will also include a timeframe for repair, upgrade or replacement services which need to be complied with.
In order to perform an inspection and to receive a locally recognized Certificate of Compliance the compliance inspection must be completed by a business or employee licensed and certified by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Bell Excavating is fully licensed and certified to perform Septic System Inspections and has the required forms that must be used and submitted within 15 business days after the completed inspection.
If you’re in need of a Certification of Compliance or you just want to feel better about the property your purchasing contact the septic professionals at Bell Excavating. to set up an appointment