Septic Tank Inspection at a local Tampa bank. Tampa Bay Plumbers were called to this home to do a septic inspection for a bank. A septic inspection consists of pumping and cleaning the septic tank,making sure the proper equipment is installed in the tank(deflection device or baffle T filter, checking to see that the septic tank is a water tight vessel and the last step is to verify how we’ll the drain field is working by purposely over loading it to see how much water it takes to saturate it. As you can see this home had a box made of plywood and 2×4’s it was not an approved material and the system did not pass. It is very important to have a qualified contractor inspect a septic system along with the other inspections prior to purchasing a resale home. Septic inspections are not part of your usual “home inspection” and the problems usually don’t show up until a few days or weeks after you move into the new home!