3 Things You Need to Do Before Buying a Home with a Septic System

Buying a home is part of the American Dream! The joy of being able to call a place and plot of land your very own is something that many of us have to work towards and patiently wait for. Here at Sauer Septic, we would hate to see things turn south if you happen to be buying a home with a septic system that you were unprepared for. If you are buying a home with a septic system, here are a few things that you need to do before you sign those final papers.

1.  Have an inspection performed by septic professionals. While your home inspector might be able to tell you a little bit about your septic system, if you are buying a home with a septic system, you really need to get a septic professional to do a thorough inspection before you sign your name on the dotted lines. Home inspectors aren’t always well-trained in septic inspections, and you’ll want someone who is more well-informed. Even if there are issues, you can always decide to walk away or have the cost of the repairs deducted from the overall purchase price.

2.  Familiarize yourself with the nuances of septic systems. Septic systems can’t be ignored forever, and if you try, you’ll find yourself with a huge mess on your hands– sometimes literally. Familiarize yourself with septic systems, timing of pumping, where things are, etc.

3.  Find out important dates. When was the tank installed? Who installed it? When was the last pumping? The last inspection? These are all dates you’ll want to know moving forward.

To learn more about buying a home with a septic system, call us at Sauer Septic today.