Portable Restroom Solutions

Professional Septic Inspections for Real Estate Agents

Proper septic inspections are a vital part of the real estate process, especially with properties exceeding an acre. Portable Restroom Solutions will simplify this crucial step to ensure that your next home closes with minimal hiccups. 

Making the Real Estate Process a Breeze

Does Your Home Need an Inspection?

Depending on the county, professional septic inspections are highly recommended or required by Colorado state law. Here are some essential indicators that your property on the market may need an inspection: 

Is Your Home At Risk?

There are a number of indicators that your septic tank is malfunctioning. To prevent any unforeseen issues with your property, keep an eye out for:

Get Started on Your Next Inspection

What to Expect

Our streamlined process makes septic easy. Our team performs careful and intentional steps to ensure that each inspection is effortless, accurate, and reliable.

Check Records

Our team checks all records with the county, helping us discover any potential issues with your septic tank

Get a Visual

We first perform a visual check of all your systems components to determine the quality of their current condition.

Performance Measurements

Treatment system tanks may be measured and probed to identify the proper saturation levels.

Probing

We probe the disposal field, laterals, and filtering elements in order to find out if there is saturation that is abnormal.

Volume Check

We run the plumbing system to simulate daily usage and to determine if the system is functioning accurately.

Official Report

Within two business days, we create and deliver an official report with findings to meet all relevant county requirements. This report can be used to apply for a septic permit or to document real estate sales’ closings.

WORKING WITH PRS IS EASY

Don’t get distracted from your real work just to deal with septic issues. We’re the dependable, out-of-sight, out-of-mind solution so you can focus on the stuff you actually care about. Along with our accurate and timely results, there are many reasons to trust Portable Restroom Solutions for your septic inspections:

Ready and Available Operators

We’re standing by to take calls when you need it most, even after hours.

Honesty and Objectivity

We're not here to upsell the homeowner. We simply provide the best inspection for your home and septic tank. ul.

NAWT Certified Professionals

The National Association of Wastewater Technicians is the only accredited certification entity accepted through Larimer County and requires recertification every two years.

Emergency Services

When a septic emergency arises, we’ll be there right away to keep things from getting out of hand

Septic Inspection Service Areas

Portable Restroom Solutions primarily services the following locations:

Johnstown

Miliken

Timnath

Wellington

Contact our team to see if we can serve you today.

Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a septic system?

A septic system is a small onsite sewage treatment and disposal system buried in the ground in which waste matter is decomposed through bacterial action.

How do septic systems work?

1. Household waste flows out of the house via a connecting pipe to the primary chamber of the tank. Organic solid material floats to the surface and forms a layer of what is commonly called “scum.” Bacteria in the septic tank biologically convert this material to liquid (effluent.) Inorganic or inert solid materials and the byproducts of bacterial digestion sink to the bottom of the tank and a form a layer commonly known as “sludge.”

2. As the primary chamber of the septic tank fills up, this digested material or effluent flows though a connecting pipe to a secondary chamber. This is where the final settling and digestion process in the tank takes place. From the secondary chamber, the effluent passes through an outlet pipe into the leach field for the final purification process. Only clear water (effluent) should exist between the scum and sludge layers. It is this clear water (effluent) and only this clear water that should overflow into the soil absorption area.

How do I know if my septic system is unhealthy?

There are a few ways to tell if your system has become unhealthy. If you notice any of these symptoms, call PRS immediately, before it gets worse!
• Sewage is backing up into your toilets, sinks, or showers.
•The household drains are draining slowly, especially after it has rained.
•You notice a sewage smell in the leach field or the nearby area.
•You see sewage in ditches or the soil is very soggy (even when it hasn’t rained) in your leach field.
•Water tests in nearby streams or ponds test positive for biological contamination or organic chemical contamination.
•There is an alarm in your house that is flashing which means the septic tank needs attention. (Some (Some systems have alarms, some don’t-it depends on when it was installed and what type of system you have.)
•There is sewage seeping up from the septic tank or vault lid.

How do care for my septic system?

Septic system maintenance means two simple things. First, the sludge that accumulates in the bottom of the tank must be pumped out periodically. How frequently depends on the size of the tank, the use it gets, and the condition of the system. There is no additive that you can put in the tank that will deal with the sludge. IT MUST BE PUMPED. If not pumped, the sludge will eventually overflow into the soil-absorption area. This will clog the system, and it will need to be replaced, at enormous expense and
inconvenience.

The second part of septic system maintenance involves the bacteria necessary for the digestion of the solids. If bacteria-killing products are used in the home as they usually are the bacteria should be replenished. If the bacteria level is too low, the solids may not be digested properly causing the solids to build up too much and overflow into the soil absorption area. This
again can clog the system, requiring repair or replacement. Use only USDA approved bacteria replenishment products that are engineered specifically for septic tank maintenance.

Do you have any suggestions for maintaining my septic system?

If you are new to Septic Systems or you just need a refresher on the ins and outs of the whole process, take advantage of this free bulletin from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

It’s actually well written and good to have on hand when you need to know something specific about your septic system whatever state you’re in.

How often should get my tank pumped?

Frequency of pumping depends on the capacity of the tank and the number of people in the house. If your house has a standard 1,250-gallon tank and you have 3 to 4 people, the tank must be pumped every 2 to 3 years.

Note: if a you use a garbage disposal, it’s like adding another person to the equation and accelerates the buildup of sludge.

What does pumping a septic tank entail?

Pumping involves vacuuming the wastewater sludge and scum out of the tank chambers with a large tank truck equipped a with a high-capacity vacuum pump system. The waste is then transported to a designated municipal wastewater treatment facility for processing. In some rural areas, septic tank contents can be applied directly to the land if treated properly.

How long do septic systems last?

With proper septic tank maintenance, your system should last between 20 and 30 years.

I'm thinking of buying a house, what should I know about its septic system?

It is necessary to have a licensed technician or plumber inspect the tank and leach field before you close on a property. Did you know that you can’t sell your house if your septic system fails an
inspection? The state of Colorado requires septic tank inspections before any real estate transactions can occur. If you need to replace your system you may be looking at a bill of $5,000 to $20,000. For this reason, it’s best to do regular maintenance and inspection on your system.

Do you have a question not answered here?

Give us a call to talk with one of our personable staff. You’ll reach a live, local person not a call center in another state!

We are happy to talk through all of your septic system needs and questions.