Septic System Tips When Buying A House
So for a while now you have wanted to make the move to Florida. You found the house which seems perfect for you and your family. Before agreeing to purchase the house, you realize the importance of having your potential new house inspected by professionals. If you new home has a septic system, it would be wise to give Martin Septic a call so that we can give you a real assessment and alert you to any potential concerns. With this in mind here are 3 septic system tips you need to consider about your septic system.
Septic System Tips – Understand the Basics
In Florida there are 2 basic systems for collecting and processing wastewater from your house. If you are close to a city you probably have a city or county sewage hook up. This means that water that goes down your drains is pumped to a central collection location where this waste water is treated. The second is a septic system which collects and processes the wastewater right on your property. Want to read a little more about septic systems? Then check out this article. It’s important you understand the basics so you know who to contact should you have questions.
Look Over The System
Even if you don’t know much about septic systems, here is something you should do, a visual inspection. Ask the homeowner where the septic field is located if it’s not obvious. Look to see if the ground is sunken, standing water or a strong odor. This could signal that the system has been neglected by the current owners and could need costly repairs, something that should be considered when making an offer.
Make sure you take the time to ask the homeowner questions about maintenance, age and overall condition. If they volunteer receipts and lots of info, then perhaps they are keeping the system running properly and getting it serviced. You might want to ask how often the system is being pumped and if there is a routine service agreement in place. If the homeowner doesn’t want to be around when you schedule Martin Septic to inspect the house, this could be a sign. But do not worry, we will give you a written report, share with you our findings and the solutions to make sure you have peace of mind.
If you have any questions, please give us a call and one of our experts will help answer any questions you might have. We look forward to working with you and being a part of your new home purchase and maintenance.