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LOCATION, PRICING & CONDITION! - A Septic System Inspection is an Integral Part of Determining Condition
Within the Windsor Essex County Ontario region there are many rural homes on septic tank systems. A septic sewage system consists of a holding tank and a leaching bed, sometimes referred to as a tile bed. Many considerations must be taken into account when determining which home you should buy and Condition is a significant factor to be calculated into your home purchase equation. Which is why if the real estate property you're considering to purchase is on septic tank system, a certified real estate septic inspection service should be an important part of your team.
At the time of your initial offer of purchase and sale, your real estate agent professional should include a conditional clause of home inspection and septic inspection, and the obtaining of inspection reports satisfactory to the buyers in the buyers sole and absolute discretion, failing which this offer shall become void. This clause will request that the home and septic system to be inspected prior to finalizing the agreement of purchase and sale and protect the buyer against unexpected costs, sometimes inspections are mandated by financial institutions.
The scope of the septic inspection would involve pumping the tank(s) and examining the leaching beds for any signs of problems. This inspection would be conducted by a licensed septic tank system installer, professional engineer or licensed sewage hauler.
Symptoms the Septic System maybe failing include drains moving slow or backed up. Surface water or spongy spots on or near the leaching beds, and/or odors near the leaching beds or in the basement.
Septic systems are privately owned and by law the home owner is responsible for maintenance and repair to ensure it is working properly. Properly maintained systems will work well and last a long time providing a reliable way of treating your wastewater.
Important Steps to Consider to responsibly operate and maintain your Septic Tank System:
Have tank(s) pumped out every 3-5 years, depends on tank size and usage
Avoid putting food, grease, paints, and solvents down the drain
Avoid excessive use of bleaches, harsh clean chemicals and anti-bacterial soaps
Avoid putting shrubs / trees near septic tanks and leaching beds
Avoid driving heavy equipment over septic tanks and leaching beds
Septic Tank Inspection Consultants
A good septic tank inspector will not only look at the individual components of the septic tank system, but will also see how they function together. Get estimates from at least three professional septic tank inspectors. Reputable reasonable priced septic tank inspectors are Heaton Sanitations at 519 726 6388, Orbit Sanitation at 519-738-2370 or Hernandez Sanitation Services at 519-738-3309.
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