Murray Parish ,RHI, ACI, LSI 

Cell 416-524-2768

Murray Parish

The  exceptional service to Handley Home Inspections clients continues with us .

Areas of Service

We have been working with buildings, Septic systems and Solid fuel appliances since the 90's. Our objective is to provide you with a clearer, independent evaluation of the building and it's systems.

(416) 524-2768
(877) 207-1929

                                                                                     The Home Inspection

There are many misconceptions as to what a Home Inspection is. A Home Inspection is a Visual, Non-Intrusive, Professional Opinion in regards to the Building and  its systems on the Date performed. It is not a Code compliance inspection. Part of this process is a report sent to the Client via email in the format of a PDF report  which consists of description of systems, recommendations,(text and photos) estimates for repairs (Licensed trades} and  attachments as required. At Parish Home Inspections we also use this opportunity to educate our clients on the systems that are part of their property .

Some  common questions in regards to a Home Inspection are :
(Q) Should I be present during the Inspection ?
(A) You should attend Your Home  Inspection, while the Report is a good reference document. Nothing is better than being present ,seeing and discussing the items with in the Report with your inspector onsite.
(Q)How long should the Inspection take ?
(A) The amount of time required depends on multiple items, the age of building, size of building, if the basement is finished, if there is a finished basement ,the Location of property ,weather conditions. If you are a first time buyer or have specific concerns. A average time would be (2.5 to 3) hours.
(Q) How much does it cost ?  
(A) The cost of a Home Inspection various with: age of building, size of building, if the basement is finished, if there is a basement apartment ,the Location of property ,weather conditions. If you are a first time buyer or have specific concerns.  Starting at $450.00 plus HST
(Q) Can you Inspect my house at Night ?
(A) Inspections can and have been done at Night. Note :The concern would be this would a visual Inspection in the dark.
(Q) Should I buy this house ?
(A) The purchase of a Home is a emotional time for all buyers .Being it is also one of your largest purchases in Life ,having a team of Professionals to assist you on the business side of the purchase is very important.. As Your Home Inspector ,I provide information on the building to Yourself and the Other Professionals You have chosen to assist You  in this decision

                                                                                         The " Septic System"

 On Site Sewage treatment. There are several types in use today, the most common still being the Class #4 Leeching Bed. “Without getting too technical”, Here is an overview of the process of this Septic System design.  The system is made up of (1) Septic Tank (2) Leeching Bed. The process begins with the waste being either fluids and solids flowing into the Main drainage system within the house. It flows from the house into the Septic Tank, from the Septic Tank it flows into the Leeching Bed.

                                                                                         The Septic Tank

The most common tanks are made of concrete. Each should have an inlet, with baffle, an outlet, with a baffle (Newer systems have an Effluent Filter) access hatches (with risers as required) and a middle baffle. The baffles are commonly made of Concrete or PVC. Normally there are two (2) chambers in a "Septic Tank" Lets call them Inlet Chamber (Solids)and Outlet Chamber(Effluent).
The "Baffles” inside the tank are to assist in break down and control of waste. The inlet baffle located in the Inlet Chamber keeps the solids from overrunning the middle baffle, assists in breaking apart the waste as it enters the Inlet baffle area. It hits the baffle directly opposite the inlet, the waste then tumbles downwards causing it to break apart. As the solids rise to the top they fall apart slightly more. This is the start of the Bacteria breakdown process. The Inlet Chamber consists of three (3) layers (1) lower solid layer (2) middle liquid layer (3) upper solid layer. The lower layer is usually inactive and considered real waste. The middle layer is a were the waste water and solid that have broken down become Effluent. The upper level is where the Solid waste is broken down (Bacteria Action). The middle baffle is there for a couple of reasons (1) to provide structural support for Tank (2) to assist in keeping the Inlet (Solid waste) and Outlet (Effluent) separated inside the tank. The middle baffle is open at top and bottom so effluent can flow into the Outlet Chamber leaving the larger solid waste materials behind. The Outlet chamber should only contain Effluent. The Effluent leaves the Septic Tank through the Outlet Baffle. The Outlet Baffle’s main function is to reduce the risk of solids entering the Leeching Bed System. It does this by directing the flow of Effluent into the bottom of the Outlet Baffle via (pressure equalization) the Effluent flows from the Outlet to the Leeching Bed. (Newer or mediated systems may have an effluent filter to assist even further in Leeching Bed Protection)


                                                                                      The Leeching Bed

The Leeching Bed is made up of two main components (1) the distribution piping (2) the Bed. The Leeching Bed design begins with an on site evaluation of System Load (Daily Flow), existing soils, ground water level and distances from items like Wells, Lakes, Streams, Ponds, Lot Lines, Trees, etc. The Leeching Bed (size) is designed using a Daily Flow Chart. All this information is then used for The Septic Permit required for construction of the Septic System. It indicates the size of Bed, along with location and materials required the Leeching bed is constructed. Following this process allows for correct treatment of Effluent before it enters the earth and eventually the ground water.

                                                                             Our Septic Inspection Process

Combines both a visual and intrusive process as follows; starting inside, recording the number of bedrooms, recording the appliances that discharge into the Septic System .(1) inspect the level of solids in Inlet and Outlet Chambers of Septic Tank  (2) inspect the Inlet and Outlet baffles of Septic Tank (3) inspect for any signs of high Septic Tank levels (4) locate, uncover and examine  a sample area of the Leeching Bed and (5) perform a Load Test (Flow test) (6) Evaluate the surrounding items that may have a impact of the Septic System (7) Provide a
PDF report with our observations, recommendations and pictures  with estimates.


                                                                                         The WETT Inspection

Accessible -Combines a visual and physical Inspection of the appliance, the chimney and its visible components. A report is provided on the WETT  approved Inspection forms.