Real Estate Septic System Inspection, Lakeland, FL

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We can perform real estate septic system inspections for residential & commercial properties in Lakeland, FL.

Real Estate Septic System Inspection in Lakeland – Did you know that the visual septic system inspection conducted as part of a home inspection when purchasing a house might not tell you enough? Most home inspection companies simply run some water, flush the toilets and check that there isn’t any water surfacing over the septic tank area. While that type of septic system inspection can catch any obvious problems, it can also miss some big ticket expenses. At Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we can conduct a full real-estate septic system inspection that could save you thousands when purchasing real estate. Here are some things that we can find that a visual inspection often misses:

  • Wrong Size Tank – Although this is not a common problem, it can happen because either the contractor who built the home cut corners or the home had an addition put on, allowing for a higher capacity than the original tank was planned to handle.
  • Tank Problems – The septic tank could be leaking or overflowing or have corrosion or very thick sludge. While it could just need a good cleaning, it could require expensive repairs or even replacement.
  • Location – You really need to know exactly where the septic tank and drain field are located on your Lakeland, FL property. There have been instances when someone built an addition or deck over part of the system, or even added a secondary system without appropriate permits. It also isn’t a bad idea to know exactly where the system is so you can be sure not to park your car on it.

While these are all reasons to have a full real-estate septic system inspection done when buying a home, it is also a good idea for your current home. Give us a call today to schedule this service. We can also perform real estate septic system inspections for commercial properties.

FAQs about Real Estate Septic System Inspections

If you are purchasing your first home in the Lakeland, Florida area with a septic system, you likely have tons of questions. At Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., our real estate septic system inspection is a valuable service in a multitude of ways, not the least of which is knowing what condition the septic system is in before you own the property. Here are some of the questions we get about what to expect from a real estate septic system inspection.

Can I order a real estate septic system inspection as the seller?

Absolutely! It can be helpful to have a report in hand that shows your septic system is in working condition and include that information in the marketing. Buyers who might have been apprehensive about purchasing a property with a septic system will be more likely to consider your home when they know a real estate septic system inspection has been done by a company with our decades of experience.

Besides learning about problems, what else will the inspection tell me?
Our real estate septic system inspection is designed to alert you to problems, but we also provide information about the overall condition of the septic system, the type of septic system you have, the location of the septic tank and drain field, whether it is due for septic tank pumping, the estimated remaining lifespan of the tank and drain field, and notification of any landscaping that we feel could pose a problem.
Can I order a real estate septic system inspection after I own the property?
We are more than happy to schedule an inspection at any time. In fact, we recommend you have the system inspected annually so that any problems can be found while they are more manageable to resolve. You can also feel free to ask for one a few months after purchase so you can have peace of mind that you aren’t doing anything incorrectly.

At Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we offer real estate septic system inspection services in Lakeland, Dundee, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Bartow, Polk City, Plant City, Haines City, Mulberry, Polk County, and Eastern Hillsborough County, Florida.