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Septic System Inspections

Septic System Inspections

Many home buyers want to know as much as they can about the condition of the house they are buying. Many are anxious to learn about a roof problem or a broken AC, but few are aware of just how expensive a malfunctioning septic system could be. Many of the homes in our area are hooked up to city sewers, but those that are not have a significant portion of the home’s value tied up underground. Septic systems operate by bacterial decomposition, and as such, can have several problems if proper maintenance has not been performed. A septic system should be pumped out at least every 5 years. Immediately after a pump out is when an inspection takes place to determine the integrity of the tank. If a system is determined to be beyond repair on an older home, it could easily cost 8-10k dollars and result in a mound system that is higher than the existing house.

 

Septic System Inspections