Originally Posted By: jmyers
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I think that is a little extreme for my blood. Education is helpful especially if you know nothing about septic systems.
One of the big factors in doing dye and load reporting is not to give your client a false sense of security. You should tell them up front no matter what type of testing the opt for the only certain way to ensure the septic is not broken is to dig which would most likely cost them about a thousand.
Report what you observe and nothing more. I just happen to check the fluid level in the tank, most inspectors that do the dye and load will not even open the lid because of liability.
I do not probe the drain field just because you are more or less taking an educated guess about the field which I feel can be misleading to your clients. If you are comfortable with probing by all means go ahead and do so.
Hope this helps.