A septic system inspection is necessary as soon as the house is put on the market for sale. Along with adding value to the property, it helps avoid any liability issues that could result from a failing septic tank. It is also in the best interest of a prospective homebuyer to insist on thorough servicing performed by a septic system inspector.
As a homeowner, you should be getting regularly scheduled septic tank inspections (recommended once a year, but at least every three years), especially considering the fact that poorly maintained, and often failing, septic systems are very expensive to repair or replace. Depending on how many people live in your home and the size of your property, your system may need pumping every three to five years. An underperforming septic system will lower your property’s value and could pose a legal liability, not to mention a community health hazard. Properly maintaining your septic and plumbing system could prevent the spread of infection and disease to you and your neighbors.
Remember, as a homeowner, you are solely responsible for maintaining a well-functioning septic tank. It is an investment in your health and your home, as well as your neighborhood. Regular septic tank inspections are imperative to saving you thousands of dollars on system replacements.