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Septic Tank Inspections When Buying A Home

Septic Tank Inspections When Buying A Home

If it’s your first time living in a house with a septic system, you might not know the steps to maintain it. Most buildings in the city are connected to a municipal sewer line, meaning the city handles waste management. However, moving to the suburbs is different because maintenance is up to you. Before moving into your new home, we recommend scheduling an inspection with a reputable septic company.

Septic Connection leverages extensive industry knowledge and experience to assess, detect, diagnose, and address any issue before wreaking havoc. The last thing you want is an emergency in the middle of the night, and routine inspections mitigate such inconveniences and the subsequent costs. It also allows our experts to schedule follow-up visits so your system remains in optimal condition. Here are facts you should know about a septic inspection.

How Often Should You Inspect Your Septic System?

The short answer is every two to three years. However, there are factors to consider that help determine your next appointment. Homeowners often make the mistake of neglecting regular maintenance unless there’s a problem, such as toilet backups or slow drains. If you don’t act quickly, minor issues can become more pronounced, causing devastating damage. When buying a new home, ensure the realtor has a trusted septic company on hand for inspections before signing any agreement.

How Often Should a Septic Tank Be Pumped?

Septic tank pumping is a critical maintenance activity that enhances durability and efficiency. Our contractors use innovative equipment and proven strategies to enhance the quality of service, so your system can run at high performance until the next inspection. Industry experts recommend septic tank pumping should be done annually or every two years, but several factors must be considered. These include system size, number of household members, and what goes down your toilet and drains. We can assess these factors to ensure we design a maintenance plan suited for your waste management system.

What is the Average Maintenance Cost?

As mentioned, there are several factors to consider if you move into a house with a septic system, and the cost is among them. Septic companies assess the severity of the damage, tank size, and drainfield before issuing an estimate. If a septic company offers a quote via telephone or email, it is unprofessional and often results in overage costs during and after repairs. Some estimates incorporate dumping costs, especially after septic tank pumping and cleaning.

Don’t Forget About Disclosure!

States and municipalities require sellers to disclose problems with the home to prospective buyers. The previous owner will front the repairs if you seal the deal and discover a problem with the septic system. You should include routine septic inspections in the overall assessment before buying the property. Inspections protect the seller or realtor from any septic issues in the future.

If you have any inquiries about septic system maintenance or inspections, contact us at Septic Connection. Please schedule a consultation with our representatives to get precise, handwritten quotes. We offer top-quality services at competitive rates and the utmost professionalism.