Any realtor will tell you that it is a vital that you have an inspection done on a property before you buy it. They may even put you in contact with a few home inspectors who are available to do that for you. What they often won’t tell you, however, is that the typical home inspector does not perform an in-depth real estate septic inspection. They just flush the toilets and run water in the sinks to see if both are draining properly. That is not enough to ascertain the full picture of septic system health. The best thing to do is add one more service to your pre-closing checklist – call a septic company and ask for a real estate septic inspection.
When there is an issue with a septic system, it doesn’t always show itself with a clear cut symptom. For example, just because wastewater is not backing up, doesn’t mean the drain field is properly processing the liquids. It may work okay when conditions are dry, but get some extra rain as is common in Lakeland, Florida, and you may see a different situation.
nother reason for a real estate septic inspection is so you know whether it is time, or past time, for the septic tank to be pumped out. Unless the seller shows you the receipt from when they did it recently, you do not know for sure without an inspection. If pump-out is imminent, you may be able to negotiate to have the seller handle this expense.
At Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we are happy to do a real estate septic inspection for you prior to closing and provide you with a report about the condition of the system and when it will be due for pumping. We also work with real estate professionals. Call us today and get an added level of peace of mind about the home or business property you intend to purchase.