Available Services and What to Expect
When buying a new home, it is important to fully understand the condition of all the home’s systems, including those responsible for the home’s water supply and waste removal. Assessments, including a well inspection, well pump performance test, water quality test, and septic inspection, allow buyers to fully understand each system responsible for the home’s water and waste removal. When buyers understand the condition and quality of these systems, they are better prepared to make informed decisions when requesting repairs or budgeting for future maintenance.We look forward to working with you.
Peter Murray | Murray Underground Services
Most of our clients have a small time window to schedule and hold their inspections. Knowing you likely have a tight timeline, our reports are available within 24 hours. In most cases, the report will be available on the same day as the inspection.
We bring advanced knowledge and education to every inspection. Our knowledge and expertise, combined with utilizing the most current technology and tools, allow us to provide our clients with a better understanding and look at their water and waste removal systems.
Reports are detailed, visual, and easy to understand. Each report includes pictures, videos, and illustrations that give our clients a real-time visual representation of the inspection. View Sample Report.
Most inspection pricing is static; when digging is required to access the septic tank, buyers often experience uncertainty as to how much digging will cost. To reduce the stress of the unknown, we offer a flat fee for Septic Tank location that includes hand digging up to 18″.
Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, Murray Underground Services provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. Our certified well and septic inspectors will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by InterNACHI, MOWPA, and the Maryland Department of the Environment.
After we walk through the well and septic systems together, we will explain the general condition of the systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read Spectora report, which will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you will be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.
A septic tank is a buried, watertight tank designated and constructed to receive and partially treat raw domestic sanitary wastewater.
A conventional decentralized wastewater treatment system consists of a septic tank and a trench or bed subsurface wastewater infiltration system, known as a drainfield.
Gravelless drainfields have been widely used for over 30 years in many states and have become a conventional technology replacing gravel systems.
The drip distribution system is a type of effluent dispersal that can be used in many types of drainfields.
Aerobic Treatment Units (ATUs) use many of the same processes as a municipal sewage plant, but on a smaller scale. An aerobic system injects oxygen into the treatment tank.
Mound systems are an option in areas of shallow soil depth, high groundwater, or shallow bedrock. The constructed sand mound contains a drainfield trench.
Sand filter systems can be constructed above or below ground. Effluent flows from the septic tank to a pump chamber. It is then pumped to the sand filter.
Evapotranspiration systems have unique drainfields. The base of the evapotranspiration system drainfield is lined with a watertight material. After the effluent enters the drainfield, it evaporates into the air.