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Residential and commercial septic system evaluations. Taking in the entire building and its use to provide the best septic system inspection possible.
Over two decades of septic system evaluations throughout New Hampshire.
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Russell Inspection Services LLC has performed septic system evaluations for many years throughout New Hampshire. As a certified septic system inspector and a certified member of the Granite State Designers and Installers Association (GSDI), we have the experience and training needed to provide you with the most comprehensive septic system evaluation possible. We also utilize every tool possible to provide you the best inspection of your septic system, including sewer cameras and hydraulic load tests (see our method for more details).
A septic system is a critical part of your home as a system – which is why we use the “house as a system” approach. We evaluate, not only the septic tank, but the entire system. From the moment water enters a drain all the way to the leach field we make sure that it all works in harmony.
A septic system is primarily underground and unseen – so many people take it for granted and tend not to notice subtle clues that there is an issue. Often times many home owners don’t realize that there is an issue until there is a sewage backup or some other type of event. So whether you are a home owner, a seller, or a buyer, be sure to contact us to have your septic system inspected so as to protect you, your family, and your investment.
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Here is a good example of a drywell type system. These systems were usually constructed using a concrete treatment tank with concrete blocks making up the effluent disposal area. This particular drywell was made up of cinder blocks positioned around natural[...]read more
Below are photographs of an inspection I did on a fabric based system. This system was in use part time and is 11 years old. As can be seen in the images this system was in excellent condition and will,[...]read more
A pump system is something that is often found on septic systems here in New Hampshire. These systems need regular maintenance and can be very costly to repair. Below are some images from a failed pump system inspection:[...]read more
The following pictures are from a recent inspection. This system consists of a 1000 gallon treatment tank, a 1250 gallon secondary tank used as a pumping station, a concrete D-Box with 3 outlets/laterals and a Elgen Geotextile Sand Filter. This[...]read more
Two examples of systems that failed during the hydraulic load test and backed up through the tank. Both were caused by clogged filters in the outlet baffles, once cleaned the system functioned fine.[...]read more
Here is another example of a New Hampshire dry well, unfortunately a bad example. The dry well”s original cover was damaged and the pieces are inside the well. Also, this well is approximately 8-10 feet deep and as seen in[...]read more
Here’s a typical New Hampshire dry well that is still functioning. This system was installed in the late 1960s just before traditional stone and pipe systems were developed. The state of New Hampshire will no longer allow these systems to[...]read more
Recently I had an inspection where the home was located on a river. State law in New Hampshire requires all waterfront properties who’s boundaries are within 200 feet of the high water mark and are on a septic system have[...]read more
The following failures in the plumbing system may allow sewer gases to flow back into a building: dried-out piping and plumbing fixtures. In most cases, intruding sewer gases are caused by a loss of the water barrier where traps have gone[...]read more
Sewer cameras have quickly become one of the most popular and important tools in a septic inspector’s tool belt. Many times a septic system inspector has to make educated guesses and determinations as to how, when, or why there is[...]read more
Building Assessments in these areas of New Hampshire and more: Alton, Sanbornville, Ossipee, Nashua, Manchester, Salem, Littleton, Gilmanton, Barnstead, Plymouth, Bristol, New Hampton, Ashland, Wolfeboro, Gilford, Laconia, Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, Sandwich, Center Sandwich, Campton, Thornton, Rumney, Farmington, Rochester, Strafford, Concord, Tamworth, North Conway, and all surrounding areas of NH