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Septic Tank InspectionsThere’s nothing worse than buying something and realizing it wasn’t what you thought it was later on. This is particularly true when it comes to purchasing a new home – you want to make sure you know exactly what you are getting before the final sales agreement is signed.

If you’re interested in buying a home that comes with a septic system, it’s absolutely critical that you have it inspected before you buy the property. Septic tank inspections can reveal:

  • How old the septic tank is and how much longer it will last
  • Whether there are any problems with the septic tank
  • When the next time the tank will need pumping

Although all of this information is important, knowing whether something is wrong with the septic tank is the main reason why septic tank inspections are so critical. If your inspection reveals that there are problems with the septic tank or any other part of the system, you may be able to negotiate with the seller for a lower purchasing price. Or, you may be able to require them to have the septic tank fixed before you move in.

If you want to know more about what septic tank inspections cover and why you should schedule one before you buy a new home, contact us at American Waste Septic today. As your septic partner, we would be more than happy to answer your questions and give you more information.