Portable Restroom Solutions

Professional Septic Inspections

A home’s septic system should be well-maintained with consistent pumping and care. They’re designed to last for a long time, serving home residents for years to come. However, damage and failing can occur to a septic system, leading to the need for replacement, repair, and other costly concerns.

Septic inspections provide essential information about your septic system. You can discover potential issues before they lead to system failure and they fulfill Colorado real estate requirements. Portable Restroom Solutions provides expert septic inspections for homes in Colorado. We don’t simply deliver restrooms, we deliver peace of mind.

Making the Real Estate Process a Breeze

Simple Septic Inspections

As a real estate agent, you understand the importance of septic inspections for homes with septic systems, especially if the property in question is on over an acre. When working with buyers and sellers, your goal is to ensure that the home closes. Many counties in Colorado require septic system inspections before closing and in others, it is highly recommended.

Finding a company you can rely on to complete a flawless septic system inspection with ease and accuracy can be a challenge. Portable Restroom Solutions provides real estate septic inspections that will help your sale close on-time and without issue.

Understanding the PRS Difference

Whether you are a real estate agent or a homeowner, there are a number of reasons why you will want to use PRS for your septic inspections. Along with our accurate and timely results, there are many ways we stand out in the industry, including:

you will have your needs met, your questions answered, and your mind put at ease.

Streamlined Septic Inspection Process for Your Peace of Mind

At Portable Restroom Solutions, we have a seamless process that we follow for every septic inspection. Our team performs careful and intentional steps to ensure that each inspection is accurate and reliable.


Our team checks all records with the county. This information helps us discover any potential issues.


We perform a visual check of all components of the septic system to determine their current condition.


Treatment system tanks may be measured and probed. This helps us figure out the saturation levels.


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


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


We create and deliver an official report with findings, meeting all requirements for your county. This report can be used to apply for a septic permit or as documentation in real estate sales’ closings.


You shouldn’t have to be distracted from your real work to deal with problems resulting from a negative porta-potty experience. We’re the dependable, out-of-sight, out-of-mind solution so you can focus on everything else.


Call Us

You’ll talk to a real, local person who will listen and help determine your needs.


We'll Deliver

Your units will be on time, clean, ready to use, and well maintained.


Rest Easy

You’ll have confidence in every step of the process. Peace of mind. Delivered.


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

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.