Sand mound inspection

You were born and raised in a house that had a sand mound for a septic system and naturally you would require a sand mound inspection. There used to be stories made up about the weird looking mound in your yard. Some of the children spread rumors that a huge beast in under all of the houses in that area. The mound was one of the eggs that the beast was hatching under the ground. The smells that came from it would be the beasts breathe when it slept. The story kept you wide awake for weeks when you first heard of it. When you asked your parents about it, they laughed but admired how creative you were. They sat beside you then and explained that the mound in your yard was the sand mound system that treated the wastewater from your house. From then on, you were enlightened and realized that there was no reason for you to be scared of that mound.

Years passed and you remembered what your mother told you…

When buying a new home, don’t forget your sand mound inspection.

It was one of the most important pieces of advice that you carried with you your entire life. Having grown up with a sand mound made you realize that you should get a house in an area suitable for a sand mound as well. It was a refreshing challenge because it was like you were about to relive your childhood years. And if you were to have children, they would be raised in a house that would have a sand mound as well. It was like having a pet, only it was underneath the surface. With this, you had to make sure that the sand mound inspection would be done right. You called up your estate agent and told him that you required a complete and thorough sand mound system inspection.

Here are the following considerations in having a thorough sand mound inspection:

  1. You should insist on having a proper and thorough sand mound inspection done before you actually pay for the house because the former homeowner could be a negligent one who wasn’t able to maintain it well. The sand mound could only have pumped it out before the payment is made.
  2. The sand mound should meet the code requirements before you by it. If the former homeowner didn’t make any efforts in upgrading the system, then the task would be transferred to you. It would be an extra expense that you have to pay for.
  3. A full service and licensed septic expert should be hired to do the following:


a)       A visual inspection will be conducted to consider any signs of malfunction or failure

b)       The sand mound’s tank will be checked for the liquid level and the contents. It may have non-biodegradable substances that may affect the internal sand mound system.

c)       Measurement of the sand mound will be measured.

You also had to require a certified septic expert to conduct the inspection because everything necessary would be done by this professional to ensure the smooth run of the system. A plumber would only check the pipes and just perform a visual inspection. If a septic expert handles the inspection, even the needed repairs will be performed. You also requested that the pipes should be jetted and the effluent filters should be installed. When the estate agent agreed, you were assured that the big move would be a very pleasant one.

When you moved into your new home, you promised yourself to be an ideal homeowner that would never take the sand mound system for granted. You made sure that the sinks, drains, and toilets were used properly. You also promised yourself that you would use only bacteria-friendly detergents and solutions to keep the resident bacteria in the sand mound system in good condition. You also installed lint filters to make sure that every solid waste product doesn’t enter the system. You definitely deserve a fully-functional sand mound system in your new house. Anyone who worked as hard as you did deserve one. Just remember, a sand mound inspection is essential in maintaining a healthy septic system.

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