Septic System Inspections:
Prior to purchasing an existing home, banks generally require that the sale of a home is contingent upon a home inspection. However, most financial institutions do not require an inspection of the septic system. Unfortunately, for many people who have failed to have a septic system inspection conducted, have learned an expensive lesson.
Unforeseen expenses can appear almost immediately after purchasing the property. No sooner are the closing papers signed when foul-smelling septage is found in the backyard, or worse yet, backing up into the house. For a lucky few, the problem may only be a block in the line, however for many; the only solution is a new installation or replacement of the existing system. This can cost the new homeowner anywhere from $200 to $30,000 – in addition to the frustration and inconvenience. You can lessen the chance of the financial burden of a failed system with a thorough septic system inspection.
The structures such as the tank and distribution boxes offer clues to the age, structural integrity, whether or not the system is functioning correctly, and whether or not the current occupants maintain and care for the system.
These terms are: Good: A system in
its young or early middle age with no evidence of
flooding or high effluent
Fair: A system in its middle age that has some ponding on the bottom of the field
Poor: A system nearing the end of its useful life, and Failing. To describe a system in which failure is imminent.
While a septic system inspection is simply a
snapshot in time, correctly interpreting the results can
offer some insight into the health of a system.
SepticPro will help lessen your investment risk.
While a septic system inspection is simply a snapshot in time, correctly interpreting the results can offer some insight into the health of a system. SepticPro will help lessen your investment risk.