Central Florida Septic System; Homebuyers Guide

If you are contemplating buying a home with a septic system, you need to know a few things before you sign on the dotted line. Purchasing a home is a big investment, it is a good idea to have it inspect to avoid any costly repairs. According to the Environmental Protection Agency a septic inspection should include: Pumping and maintenance records; The age of the septic system; Sludge levels and scum thickness in the tank; Signs of leakage, such as low water levels in the tank; Signs of backup, such as staining in the tank above the outlet pipe; Integrity of the tank, inlet, and outlet pipes; The drainfield, for signs of system failure like standing water; The distribution box, to make sure drain lines are receiving equal flow; and Available records, to ensure the system complies with local regulations regarding function and location. What can I do to help [...]

July 26th, 2019|

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