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Importance of Septic Tank Real Estate Inspections
If you are moving into a home with a septic tank for the first time, you may have questions. However, there are clear guidelines for septic inspections that make it easy to know what to expect.
In many states, the seller must have a septic system inspected before selling a home. This inspection ensures that the system is working correctly so that the buyer and their family can use the system safely. A broken septic system can leak and even get the residents sick. Usually, the inspector needs to be licensed.
Many people forget about their septic systems and only have them inspected when selling a home. However, a septic system needs to be pumped every couple of years. It should also be inspected regularly – at least every three years, but annually is ideal. A broken septic system can result in massive bills, so it’s in your best interest to catch any problems as early as possible.
A good septic inspector will check every part of your system for potential damage and will be able to help you plan for any necessary repairs or maintenance. Most likely, they will want to inspect the system while it is full – so don’t have the tank pumped before your inspection unless the inspector specifically requested you to do so.
Your inspection will include the following:
- checking the sludge level
- ensuring that the tank and drain field are far from water sources
- inspecting any riser lids for cracks
- ensuring that the system is large enough for your home – (this is particularly important if you have done major renovations).
If you have a septic system that needs to be inspected, call us at Busy B Septic. Our team of professionals can inspect your system and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your septic system is in good repair.