The Importance of Having a Septic Inspection before Buying a House

Are you searching for your dream house?  If so, you probably have a list of must-haves, like a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms, a big back yard, a modern kitchen, maybe a three car garage, a new roof, central air, and more.  Unfortunately, many people overlook an extremely important component of the home – the septic tank. While this may not be much fun to think about, if you fail to schedule a septic inspection prior to making a purchase, you may be in store for some messy and smelly issues down the road.

The Real Cost of a Septic Tank

If your new home’s septic tank ever does fail, it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars to replace. This is why it is so important that you do your own recon before a purchase, such as flushing the toilet and turning on sinks to see how well they drain and scheduling  a professional septic inspection.

Common Septic Tank Issues

One of the most common issues with a septic system is when the solids in the tank start to move to the top. When this happens, there is a chance they may block the drain field, the drainage pipe, and the distribution box. Additionally, if the system is used too much, it may malfunction. If this happens, it means there is an excessive amount of wastewater moving into the system, which leads to an overtaxed drainage field. If too much water moves into the system, it may shift the solid waste into the distribution box and drainage pipe. All this can lead to major and expensive problems.

How a Septic Inspection can Help

The professionals at Ark Home Inspection understand how a septic tank works and can easily spot any signs pointing to an issue. They inspect the entire septic system of a home you are considering purchasing and let you know if there are any problems present. If there are, they will give you all the information you need to make a decision about whether to move forward with the purchase and have the septic tank repaired, or simply move on to the next house for sale. To learn more about septic tank inspections, call us today at 330-696-4032.  


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One Response to The Importance of Having a Septic Inspection before Buying a House

  1. Julius Amberfield March 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm #

    It sure was nice how you pointed out that the benefit of septic tank inspection is that it will give the experts the opportunity to figure out what was wrong with and fix it before it gets worse. I didn’t that inspection was that important since we never actually got the tank inspected since it was first installed. Seeing as the system is slowly faltering, and we’re experiencing drain blockages, I think we should do it now. Thank you for sharing!

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