Under what circumstances should a hydraulic load test be performed in addition to a standard septic inspection?

A hydraulic load test should be performed if:

  1. The home has been vacant for more than 7 days or
  2. If the number of people moving in is greater than the number of people moving out of the home.

*A hydraulic load test is a 2-day test to determine the absorption capacity of the absorption system.

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