Septic Tank Inspection

Septic Pumping

Septic Repair

Septic Tank Installation

Septic Tank Inpection

Septic Field Line

Riser Installation

Chattanooga Septic Tank Inspection

Whether you are scheduling your inspection or are concerned there might be something wrong with your septic system, we’re here to help! We service homes and businesses in Chattanooga and surrounding areas.

A septic system should be inspected once per year, or prior to selling your home. Doing so will increase your home value, reduce septic repair costs, and avoid any liability issues from a malfunctioning system.

Make sure you consult a licensed professional for a legitimate, problem-free inspection. Call Rapid Rooter to schedule an honest and hassle-free inspection:  423-693-3902

During your complete septic system inspection, we’ll uncover any problems and identify areas of concern. There are two main issues that a septic inspection can help prevent:


Septic tanks may leak gasses, effluent, sludge, or scum into the soil, and even contaminate nearby water sources. It is highly recommended to receive an inspection annually or before trying to sell/buy a home to avoid any costly problems. Our 5-star inspection service will ensure your septic system is working the way it is supposed to.


For Chattanooga (and surrounding areas) homeowners, as your septic system disposes of unwanted wastewater from the structure, there are 3 main types of septic waste:

  • Effluent: Water that regularly exits the tank into a drain field that is naturally filtered by bacteria.
  • Sludge: Solids that are partially broken down in your septic tank. 
  • Scum: Fat, oil, and grease that separates from the wastewater.

Scum and sludge must be pumped out from your tank regularly to avoid any back-ups. Consult our professionals with a septic inspection at Rapid Rooter today!

During your inspection, we’ll cover:

  • Sludge Level: Sludge should not accumulate more than 1/3 of your tank’s total volume, or rise to the level of the baffles.
  • Drainfield: Drainfield should be free and far enough away from nearby wells, streams, and other underground sources.
  • Volume/Occupancy: Check the tank is large enough for the home and the number of occupants. A 4 bedroom home typically requires a 1,200-gallon tank.
  • Liquid Waste: Ensure liquid waste has not made its way to the ground surface. Check the tank is watertight so wastewater does not leak out, or groundwater does not leak in.
  • Riser Lids: Inspect for cracks and gaps.
  • Baffles: Ensure that the baffles are firmly connected to the tank’s inlet and outlet pipes.
  • Drain Line: Each line should receive the same amount of wastewater for even and clog-free drainage.



Trust in your inspection to prevent costly repairs in the future. Chattanooga homeowners count on Rapid Rooter for honest and careful inspection. Call us today.

Give us a call today:  423-693-3902



Septic Lines in Dirt