Learning About Septic Services
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Learning About Septic Services

Welcome to my site. My name is Jorge. The septic company sent a notice to my home recently about pumping out the tank. After living in my home for a few years, it was time to service the septic tank to keep it in good condition for years afterward. I watched in awe as the septic truck cleared the tank and restored the function of the system. I will use this site to discuss the process of servicing the septic tank. I will also talk about repairs commonly performed on the septic components. I hope you will visit often to learn more.


Learning About Septic Services

Buying A House? Here's What To Do About The Septic

Rose Austin

Buying a house can be overwhelming, especially for first-time home buyers. No one wants to buy a money pit, and there are so many expensive systems that need to be in good working condition, from the foundation to the roof. If you have never lived in a home with a septic system, it might be the most nerve-wracking part of the sale. It doesn't have to be, though. Here's an easy guide to help you navigate this essential part of purchasing your home, so you can move in with confidence.

Schedule Inspections Before Purchase 

Before you finalize any offer on a home, it is customary to have a few inspections, including:

  • Home inspection. These inspections are the best way to ensure you know exactly what you're getting into and that you are making an informed decision. A home inspection examines the home and can point you to any potential problems you may have overlooked.
  • FHA Pest Inspection. If you are obtaining FHA financing, they will require their own pest inspection.
  • Radon testing. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that can be very harmful. Therefore, it is important to have a radon test done to ensure you are safe and that the property you will be living in is safe.
  • Septic inspection. A home inspector does not typically inspect a septic system, so you need to make sure you hire professional septic services for that task. They will look closely at the condition of the tank, its size, and its age.

Attend the Septic Inspection

Like the other inspections you schedule, a septic inspection is part of your time to get to know the house. Do not put your real estate agent in charge or, worse, the seller. You want to learn about the status of the septic tank and leech field firsthand from the expert. While it may be a bit stinky, you can manage. Plus, it is important information about an expensive component of your new home.

Require Septic Pump Services

Septic tanks should be pumped every three to five years, depending on how big the tank is and how many people use it. If the sellers do not have written, reliable proof of when it was last pumped or if it has been longer than a few years, have your agent request in writing that they have it serviced before the closing. Additionally, if your septic inspection revealed any repairs needed, have the seller make them before closing.

Septic tanks and septic services are not as scary as they sound. With a good real estate agent, a positive septic inspection, and a better understanding of how everything works, your new home's septic tank will serve your family for years to come.

Contact septic services to learn more.