The functional inspection is used primarily during a property transfer to protect the consumer and identify systems in need of correction and further evaluation. A functional inspection determines whether a system serves the house adequately.
1. Gather Information Before the Inspection Health departments and local authorities Ask the homeowner 2. Evaluate the Plumbing of the House Inspect the plumbing system of the house Estimate water use Changing fixtures with water conservation devices Leaking fixtures and equipment 3. Locating the Components of the System Locate and access the treatment tank, cesspool or seepage pit Effluent delivery and distribution Locate the absorption area Risers, filters and baffles 4. Evaluate the System Components Inspect the treatment tank Inspect the cesspool or seepage pit Inspect the holding tank Inspect the dosing and siphon tanks and pumps Inspection of mound, subsurface bed and trench systems Hydraulic load test Accessory components and alternate technologies 5. Scheduling Maintenance Inspections
6. Report to the Client
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