Inspection Services

If you are thinking about selling your home, schedule a Title 5 Inspection early. Preferably before listing the home. This will give you peace of mind during the marketing process or identify problems early so they do not jeopardize a closing.

  • Title 5 Inspections
  • Voluntary Inspections
  • Construction Inspections
  • Innovative Systems
  • Maintenance Recommendations
  • High Groundwater Evaluation
  • Soil Sieve Analysis

What is a Title 5 Inspection?

Title 5 is the section of the Massachusetts Environmental Code regulating small-scale on-site sewage treatment systems. In 1995 this code was revised to require system inspections to assure its adequacy to protect public health and the environment.

In general a Title 5 septic system inspection is required prior to a property transfer.

It is likely that a one-time inspection cannot show the true present condition of all parts of the system and only identifies obvious failures. The functioning of a system has a great deal to do with the habits of the individual homeowners. Therefore a Title 5 inspection is not a guarantee that the system will continue to function adequately and is not a guarantee that the system will not fail at a later date.

Regular inspections of the septic system performed by individuals experienced in septic system design and construction can be used to evaluate the on going performance of the system and provide the homeowner with recommendations for proper maintenance.

Title 5 Inspection Report