Most homes that have a septic system for waste management rather than being tied to a municipal sewer system understand the need for regular septic system maintenance, including pumping out the tank regularly. However, what you might not realize is that septic system inspections are a vital part of keeping your septic system in top condition and catching problems before they can become costly to resolve. There are a few guidelines on when you should consider septic system inspections:
- Selling a home with a septic system. It can be a selling point to add a clean bill of health report from a septic company to your listing. That will help those that are unfamiliar with septic systems to be a bit more comfortable with the idea.
- Buying a home with a septic system. If you are buying a home and the seller has not had an inspection done, you should have one done while you are in the due diligence stage. It is best to learn of any problems before you close so you can renegotiate or walk away from a problematic situation.
- Selling a business with a septic system. Same goes for commercial properties as it does for residential. In fact, it may be even more prudent since companies often put a stronger emphasis on septic systems because a problem can disrupt the business operations they have in mind.
- Buying a business with a septic system. Again, if you don’t have a recent report provided, get your own before closing on a business property investment.
- Annual septic system inspections. As the owner of a home or commercial property, don’t wait for your usual pump-out, which might be 3 to 5 years in the future. Annual inspections are highly recommended as a rule of thumb.
If you would like to schedule an inspection for your home or business, reach out to us at Tampa Septic. Our septic system inspections are very thorough, in part because of our more than 30 years of combined experience in the industry.