4 Reasons The Home You Are Buying Needs A Septic System Inspection

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If you are considering purchasing a home with a septic system, you must be sure that you check that the seller has had a septic system inspection done. If not, you can be in a whole lot of trouble moving forward with the purchase. Here are four reasons why:

  1. Septic Repairs are Expensive: If an inspection hasn't been done, it can be difficult to determine whether or not the septic system will need repairs in the next few years. If it does, it can be quite expensive. If you ultimately end up having to replace it, it can end up costing up to $15,000. Since you will have recently purchased the home, this is an expense that you won't likely be able to take on easily. If an inspection is done before the purchase of the home, the seller can either make the repairs or negotiate on the price of the home to help you save money for possible repairs in the future.
  2. There Could be Defective Parts: In some cases, there could be defective parts in the septic system that can go unnoticed for years until it causes backup issues. These parts should definitely be replaced before you move in. An inspection will ensure that these defects are recognized and replaced.
  3. Permits for Repairs Can Take Months: In most cases, if a septic tank system needs extensive repairs, permits are going to be required. This is because septic systems are buried deep in the ground. You don't want to have to wait months for permits to go through only to have the new home you are trying to settle in torn up for repairs. This is definitely something the sellers should have had done before selling. 
  4. You Want to Know the Chance for Repairs: When a septic system inspection is done, the seller will be able to provide you with a detailed report of how the system is currently functioning. You and your real estate agent can use this report to determine whether or not repairs are likely needed in the future. If so, then you can definitely negotiate on the price of the home.

When you know these four reasons to have a septic system inspection done to a home you are considering purchasing, you can see why it's so important. Always be sure that you and your real estate agent double check that this inspection has been done and you have a copy of the report. For more information on septic systems, contact a company like B & B Drain Tech Inc.

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