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A: The short answer is: because the septic and sewer systems are at the top of the list in expense and potential health concerns for the homeowner and those living in the home.
The long answer is: As a homeowner, you are responsible for either your septic system or the lateral lines that connect to the municipal water/sewer supply and many homeowner insurance policies do not cover the expense if you have to repair them. These types of repairs can be costly so knowing BEFORE you buy is in your best interest.
A: In most cases, mortgage lenders such as the VA or FHA require third party testing of water quality prior to approval to ensure the sample is collected properly without contamination.
A: WRONG! Many homeowners have found out the hard way that they are in fact responsible for any costs or needed repairs to the lateral lines of their home (the lines that run from the home to the city sewer main at the street).
A: Our certified septic inspector will use an advanced technology video scope to locate it.
A: No. Unlike a home inspection, a sewer or septic inspection is not usually attended by the homeowner, however, that doesn't mean you can't attend. It's your home so attendance is at your discretion.
A: According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) every 1-5 years, depending upon the type of septic system.
A: The report you receive will include pictures and possibly video of the problem areas that you can share with the appropriate maintenance or service providers. This information is extremely helpful and can potentially save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
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