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Do I Need a Septic System Evaluation?

When a home is "out in the country," or otherwise rural, there's a good chance that it won't be served by the public sewer. Instead, it will rely on a septic system to dispose of any wastewater. Once a septic system is installed, it must be properly maintained, otherwise the integrity of the system can be compromised.

Are you buying or selling a home that depends on a septic system? If so, you'll want to consider evaluating the system as this will go a long way in protecting you, whether you are the buyer or the seller.

If you're a homebuyer, you will certainly benefit from an evaluation as it will protect your investment and ensure that the system is functioning properly before moving day.

Are you the seller? Then you have something to gain as well. By having an evaluation done, it'll prevent you from potentially having to cover the tremendous costs of repairing or replacing the system shortly after the sale closes.

For realtors, septic system evaluations provide peace of mind. That's because they reduce the chances of selling a property with a failing septic system. A simple evaluation could prevent a lawsuit and it can help keep a realtor's reputation in the community intact.

Additionally, realtors and sellers can use a "functioning septic system" as one of their selling points just as they would use a home's good plumbing or electrical as selling features to cautious home buyers.

Avoiding a Septic System Failure

The last thing anybody wants is a septic system failure, which usually occurs because of improper maintenance on behalf of the homeowner. When a septic system fails, sludge inside the septic tank can flow into the absorption field, clogging the system to the degree that repair is impossible.

Whether you need information about septic system evaluations or filing a lawsuit, contact a real estate attorney for advice.

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