OSI Extra Services
In addition to septic inspections these are the extra services OSI will perform:
- Inlet/outlet port baffle replacement
- Effluent filter installs
- Access hatch riser installs
- Tank repairs
These extra services are at an additional cost.
A recent change to the Ontario Building Code regarding on-site sewage systems was the requirement for effluent filters and appropriate access hatches. If you have an older septic system chances are you will not have these on your system. It is not a requirement to install them, but it is a good practice to assist in prolonging the life of your current septic system.
Effluent filters are installed at the outgoing port of the septic tank and are designed to prevent suspended solids from entering the septic bed which can eventually cause blockages and the bed to fail. Effluent filters should be removed and cleaned approximately 2 or 3 times a year.
The Ontario Building Code currently requires (on new installations) the access hatches of the septic tank to be exposed at finished grade. This is to allow easier access for maintenance and pumping and as such makes it unnecessary to dig up your yard.