Regular and pre-closing septic inspections are more critical than you might think.
Several states require vehicle inspections, and the DOT requires semi-truck inspections because an unsafe vehicle puts the owner and everyone on the highway at risk. It might not seem like septic inspections are as critical, but they are. At Tampa Septic, we recommend annual septic inspections at your Dade City, Florida home, as well as a thorough inspection before closing on a new home or commercial property.
Annual septic inspections are your best defense against a messy backup and costly hazardous cleanup services. However, they aren’t just for your benefit. A damaged, leaking or blocked septic system contaminates the soil and groundwater. That can affect an entire neighborhood! The legal ramifications could be life-changing if your negligence in taking care of your septic system causes widespread contamination.
If you are purchasing a property, you need to know that there isn’t a problem you will be inheriting. You also want to know that the septic system isn’t going to need immediate replacement. A problematic septic system affects the value of the property. You might still proceed with the purchase but negotiate a lower price because of the septic system issues. If the cost to resolve the problem is significant, it might be wiser to cancel the contract.
If you have questions about septic inspections, including what we check for during a typical review, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Rest assured that if we find a problem during the inspection, we will also let you know what is needed and its cost.
At Tampa Septic, we offer septic inspections in Tampa, Odessa, Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Brandon, Spring Hill, Zephyrhills, Plant City, Dade City, Brooksville, Lake Wales, Thonotosassa, Wesley Chapel, and Ridge Manor, Florida.