Well & Septic

The BrickKicker Provides Well & Septic Inspections at an Additional Cost

How is a working septic system supposed to function?


Solids are partially broken down into sludge within a septic tank and are separated from effluent (water) and scum.


Effluent regularly exits the tank into a drain field where it is filtered by bacteria and reentered into the groundwater.


Maintenance is required periodically. Scum and sludge must be pumped and should never enter the drain field.

Professional Septic Inspectors

If your future home contains a septic system, it is recommended to have it inspected by a professional contractor for proper functioning. The BrickKicker offers this specialized “intrusive” inspection as an additional cost to a standard home inspection. To properly inspect the septic system, the contractor will dig holes to access the underground parts of the system and further inspect the tank as well as the leach field.

A professional septic contractor is able to perform both the inspection and pump the tank, killing two birds with one stone and assuring you begin your new home owning journey with an empty tank and a system that has been properly inspected.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Well & Septic Inspections

Here at The BrickKicker, we’re dedicated to being your home consultants for life. Whether you have a question a day or a year after your inspection, we’re here to help. You can also see our resources page, which provides helpful maintenance tips.

All components of the septic system are inspected for structural condition (tank, influent and effluent baffle tees, pumps, floats, etc.). An absorption test is run on the drain field with a minimum of 200 gallons of water to test the system’s ability to handle a normal load of wastewater flow.

A septic system is a sewage treatment system. The system is installed on properties that are not connected to a public sewer.

Septic systems have three main parts: a holding tank, distribution pipes, and a drain field.

To maintain the system, the solid wastes that have remained in the holding tank must be pumped out from time to time by a service professional.

It’s in your best interest to have the system inspected by a professional inspector, even if you are hiring a different home inspector. The average home inspector will typically assess the condition of visible plumbing in the home, but will not conduct a detailed assessment of the septic system itself.

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