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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Home with a Septic System

As you can guess from our name, we at Sauer Septic specialize in septic services, and we know from experience that learning to maintain a septic system can be intimidating to those who have never done it before. Some people are even so worried about this prospect that they don’t even consider buying a home with a septic system, which is a real shame, in our opinion, as this decision means that they will miss out on many great options. If you are considering buying a home with a septic system, you don’t need to worry about how to take care of that system, as our team is here to guide you through every step. In this article, we’ll go over the key things you need to know before you buy.

  • How the System Works. First, you should have a basic understanding of how a septic system works before buying a house with one. Essentially, all wastewater from your home flows through a pipe and into the tank, where solid waste sinks to the bottom and is broken down into sludge by bacteria, and liquid floats on top and flows out into the drain field to be filtered and ultimately returned to the soil.
  • What You Need to Do. The other main thing that you should be concerned about before buying a home with a septic system is learning how to properly maintain it. For the most part, your job consists of having your tank pumped, or emptied of sludge, on a regular basis, and having it inspected for potential problems so that you can make any necessary adjustments. Fortunately, none of this is difficult, as you can rely on our experts to keep everything in good working order.