Signs you need a septic inspection can be easy to spot so we've made a simple image to help. If you have one of these signs, call us to talk about your situation and we'll be happy to help.

Do I need a septic inspection to buy or sell a home in Ohio?

Easy enough question but the answer, as with many septic system questions is... it depends. The regulation of septic systems, or sewage treatment systems (STS), is not set at the state level, so the State of Ohio does not have a mandate that applies to septic inspections. However, check with your county and your lender.

Most Lenders Require Septic Inspections:

Most lenders will not approve a loan of a home on a septic system without a septic inspection, so if the buyer is getting a mortgage, then yes - a septic inspection will likely be required from the bank or lender.

Many Ohio Counties Require Septic Inspections Prior to Transfer of Property

In addition to the lender requiring a septic inspection, many Ohio counties also require a septic system inspection before the transfer of property.  It is probably a good idea to Google if the county requires a septic inspection before the transfer of property. For example, Medina county does not require a septic inspection but Summit County does.

5 Signs You May Need a Septic Inspection

Aside from when you're buying or selling a house, it is recommended that you get your septic system inspected, as part of a comprehensive preventative maintenance septic service plan, every 3 - 5 years.

According to the EPA's Homeowners Guide to Septic Systems, "a typical septic system should be inspected every three to five years by a septic system service provider. The tank should be pumped as recommended by the service provider or as required by your town, county, or state. Generally, you can plan to have the tank pumped approximately every three to five years. Just like changing the oil in your car, preventive septic system maintenance will extend the life of your system for a small cost compared to the cost of replacing the system."

Five Signs You May Need Septic Service

Whether you need an inspection, your septic tank pumped, a septic cleaning or a septic repair, we can help. These are signs you should call us before things get worse:

1) Foul odors coming from your drains or toilets could indicate it's time for an inspection.
2) If your toilets are continuously slow to flush, that could be a sign you are due for an inspection.
3) If your drains are also causing slow draining in the sinks or the washing machine, that is likely a sign that the septic system needs an inspection.
4) If you have standing water by your leach field and
5) The plant life is growing with more abundance by your leach field, these could indicate your septic system needs an inspection.


  • Grease
  • Rags and strings
  • Coffee grounds
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes
  • Sanitary napkins and tampons
  • Diapers
  • Cigarette butts
  • Antibacterial soaps
  • Trash
  • Condoms
  • Bandages
  • Dental Floss
  • Cat Litter
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Other non-degradable products

Emergency Septic Tank Cleaning Wooster


You can do your part to keep your septic tank healthy and reduce the frequency of septic tank pumping with s septic service plan and preventative maintenance. First, don't put anything down your septic system that is non-biodegradable, such as cigarette butts, diapers, paper towels, and more. Plus, installing an effluent filter, which helps to decrease the number of solids that leave the tank helps promote your septic tank's health.


We service the Northern Ohio area; are service area includes Erie, Lorain, Wayne, Portage, Summit, Stark and Medina Counties. Our family-owned septic company is the one to call for all of your emergency septic tank services, including repairs and septic tank pumping. We can work around your schedule when it's convenient for you, including working on weekends and evenings. Our team offers efficient septic tank pumping and overall septic cleaning, so we take up as little of your time as possible while delivering the most thorough job. We take our time to ensure your septic tank looks good and is in good shape for the future. Rest assured, when you partner with our local, family-owned septic company, your Northern Ohio home or business will be well served. Call to get started today!

Do I Need a Septic Inspection?